Welcome to Spring, the time to start moving  

By Lesley | April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

After several false starts, it seems that Spring is finally here & following the still & quiet of Winter, nature has begun to move. And maybe you also feel the urge to move, to start new things, to dust off those ideas & plans that have been on the back burner for a long time, to get out into nature, see friends & take action. Spring is a time of transformation It’s hard not to notice that Spring is the season of transformation, new life is emerging everywhere, even under the shade of trees, what was bare ground only a few weeks ago is now a carpeted in vivid green leaves of wild garlic & bluebells. Plants are pulled inexorably towards the light, growing flexibly round objects in their path. It’s also time for us to move, to start new things, perhaps to let go of old ideas & ways of being, thinking or moving so we can grow towards who we really are. Perhaps you’re tempted to rush off in different directions but this year, like no other it’s important to be mindful of how we emerge from what feels like a 2-year Winter. If you read on, I’ll show you how to do this. This is one of a series of blogs based on my learning about the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) seasonal approach. The element for Spring is Wood, the colour is green, the Organs are the Liver & Gallbladder & the sense is seeing. There is … Read more

Time for me to make a new map

By Lesley / March 14, 2022 / 12

I’m writing this shortly after turning 60 which, I can tell you is not for the faint hearted. Before stepping forward into the new decade, I had a long, hard … Read more

Four things I learned from (almost) 8 years of journaling

By Lesley / February 4, 2022 / 4

A friend recently asked me how long I’d been journaling & when I replied that it was almost 8 years, she said ‘so you must find it helpful.’ I guess … Read more

How to start the year in a way that supports your deepest intentions

By Lesley / January 4, 2022 / 0

As we head into another year where there are so many unknowns, you may be tempted to try & control those things which are in your domain & set yourself … Read more

What do you want to take forward to next year?

By Lesley / November 15, 2021 / 0

Autumn or Fall is the time when nature leads by example, by shedding what it doesn’t need, retaining only what’s necessary to sustain it through the winter & when seeds … Read more

What my back taught me about acceptance  

By Lesley / October 5, 2021 / 4

Three years ago I wrote a blog about acceptance & I guess I thought (or hoped) I had it nailed. But looking back I realise there was one crucial piece … Read more

What will your contribution be?

By Lesley / September 5, 2021 / 0

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 … Read more

The Unexpected Gift of Sharing Our Stories

By Lesley / August 2, 2021 / 5

Today I have a guest post for you by Kathleen Guthrie Woods who  is a long time member of the childless community & you may have come across if you … 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

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