What will your contribution be?

By Lesley | July 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

This year World Childless Week runs from 13th to 19th September & I’m very proud to continue to be an Ambassador. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating our community & working together to ensure that no-one feels alone. In addition to the daily topics where you can submit a contribution, there’s a range of webinars & talks in the planning stage. If you’re not familiar with WCW, each day focuses on a different topic & this year there are a couple of new subjects which I’m sure will stimulate a range of different articles & debate. And WCW only works if as many of you as possible submit a contribution (which can be anonymous) so I’d really encourage you to take time considering the topics & whether you feel that you can contribute. You can find out more & how to submit an article here. I invite you to explore your creativity & see where it leads If you follow my blog you’ll know how much I believe in the support which creativity provides in our healing process. And to quote ‘WCW welcomes submissions of all descriptions: written word, poem, song, dance, painting, sculpture, photography etc.’ So I’d really like to encourage you to pick one or more of the daily topics & explore your creativity in whatever way calls to you. Perhaps you’ll submit your results to WCW & perhaps you won’t, but either way you’ll learn something & as Elizabeth Gilbert says in Big Magic; ‘the merits … Read more

Finding Joy, 3 years on

By Lesley / June 14, 2021 / 0

18th June 2021 marks 3 years since the publication of my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness so I decided it was time to read it. Yes, I know I wrote … Read more

What really comforts you?

By Lesley / May 17, 2021 / 0

Let’s be honest; many of us are struggling in one way or another right now, I certainly am. I got through last year in one piece, but the last couple … Read more

200 blogs later & I’m still chipping away!

By Lesley / April 19, 2021 / 20

This is my 200th blog (woo hoo). The first, published over 8 years ago on 7th March 2013 was entitled ‘Childless or Childfree – what’s the difference & does it … Read more

What if being childless were an opportunity?

By Lesley / March 29, 2021 / 0

In my recent talk for the Childless Collective Summit, I asked the question ‘What if being childless were an opportunity?’ And before you recoil in horror, let me explain… This … Read more

The Childless Collective Summit

By Lesley / February 13, 2021 / 0

To say that I’m excited to be telling you about the Virtual Childless Collective Summit, happening between March 18 & 21 is an understatement.  It is THE MOST EXCITING EVENT … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic; Conversations about creativity, Divinity and beyond

By Lesley / February 8, 2021 / 3

I make no apologies for jumping straight in with a short, sharp dose of tough love & two big questions. Who can you be that you couldn’t have been if … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic; Conversations about creativity, Trust

By Lesley / February 1, 2021 / 0

I’ve been waiting for this chapter since we started because one concept in it changed my life when I first read the book 5 years ago. I had that in … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic; Conversations about creativity, Persistence  

By Lesley / January 25, 2021 / 0

This week on Unlocking Big Magic we discuss another knotty subject. The title of the chapter & our conversation is Persistence & we talk about that, but for me the … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic; Conversations about creativity, Permission

By Lesley / January 19, 2021 / 0

Whose permission do you need? This week on Unlocking Big Magic we dig into permission. The whole book is about spotlighting & then dismantling the different ways we stop ourselves … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic, Conversations about creativity, Enchantment

By Lesley / January 12, 2021 / 2

I’m going to start by being completely honest & admitting I’ve had a bit of a s**t week; after a few days the reality of lockdown hit me & I … Read more

Unlocking Big Magic; Conversations about Creativity. Courage & Fear

By Lesley / January 5, 2021 / 2

Would you describe yourself as a creative person? Or maybe you’d like to be more creative & put up all sorts of barriers to stop yourself. I can’t draw or … Read more

Finding certainty in the most uncertain of times

By Lesley / November 24, 2020 / 7

THAT time of year is upon us &, in addition to everything we normally have to contend with by being childless at Christmas, this year there’s an added layer of … Read more

Why it’s time to change the story

By Lesley / October 13, 2020 / 0

We’re definitely in Autumn & I wanted to write a blog asking you to reflect on what you’ve learned these past few months, what story it’s time to let go … Read more

Following the curiosity driven path to joy

By Lesley / September 21, 2020 / 0

I wrote this post for World Childless Week & it was published under the topic of  ‘Moving Forwards.’ You can read it & many other posts published for that day … Read more

How can the healing arts support your healing?

By Lesley / September 8, 2020 / 0

If you’ve been following my blogs or my social media accounts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of using creativity to support our healing.. It wasn’t always so, I … Read more

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