Reflecting on a year of Finding Joy

By Lesley | June 18, 2019 | 4 Comments

As I post this, (18th June 2019) it’s exactly a year since my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness was published. I planned to write a positive & inspiring post about how I’ve changed in the last year but the Universe had other plans. Or to be more specific grief intervened & sucked most of the life & enthusiasm out of me leaving me struggling to write, especially to write anything joyful. This Friday, exactly a year after my book launch party, I’ll be at a ‘celebration of life’ for a friend’s husband & at the same time Roger will be 150 miles away at the funeral of another friend. So not exactly the week I was hoping for. To research the anticipated blog I spent time reading through the journals I’ve written over the last couple of years. It was really interesting & I’ll be writing about my discoveries in due course. One thing which stood out in my writing is how much I’m aware of how differently I feel each day. Accepting all of life as it happens Perhaps what’s changed most over the last year is that I now accept every bit of life as it happens. All of it. I’ve learned to accept how I feel in each moment, to allow each emotion in with an open heart, knowing it will leave when it’s worked its’ own special magic. That was a huge realisation but it felt like there was something missing. I took time out to … Read moreReflecting on a year of Finding Joy

Has the fear of “failure” (or of negative feedback) held you back?

By Lesley / October 18, 2012 / 0

  After hearing her really inspiring talk at the London School of Life, I’ve started reading Brené Brown’s new book “Daring Greatly, How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the … Read moreHas the fear of “failure” (or of negative feedback) held you back?

The Mindset for Success – there is no failure, only feedback / there is only learning.

By Lesley / October 8, 2012 / 0

I hope you had success with the previous beliefs. Today I’m going to talk about the belief that there’s no failure, only feedback and also explain how you can give … Read moreThe Mindset for Success – there is no failure, only feedback / there is only learning.

NLP Presuppositions – the Mindset for Success

By Lesley / September 24, 2012 / 0

In previous articles I’ve spoken about mental rehearsal and visualisation and I’m continuing the theme of a winning mindset with several articles in which I will explain what in NLP … Read moreNLP Presuppositions – the Mindset for Success

What are you focusing on?

By Lesley / August 30, 2012 / 0

If you’ve read my previous posts on mental rehearsal and visualisation I imagine that you heard many athletes say that they use it.  Isn’t that strange? One day you’ve never … Read moreWhat are you focusing on?

How are you using mental rehearsal?

By Lesley / August 10, 2012 / 0

Last time I talked about mental rehearsal and visualisation and I’ve heard several Olympic athletes mention using this technique. Two of the most obvious were Michael Jamieson (GB swimming silver … Read moreHow are you using mental rehearsal?

Learn simple techniques from Olympic winners to be at your best

By Lesley / July 20, 2012 / 0

The other day Help for Heroes circulated the quote “the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a (wo)man’s determination”. This is a fabulous quote and I’m sure … Read moreLearn simple techniques from Olympic winners to be at your best

Welcome to my new website

By Lesley / June 27, 2012 / 0

You’ve probably heard the Chinese saying that “the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”.  If you’ve read about me, you’ll see that my journey to this point … Read moreWelcome to my new website

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