The surprising benefits of acceptance

By Lesley | September 18, 2019 | 6 Comments

In my last blog I asked you to let go of your dream of motherhood and today I’d like to dig deeper into another huge subject which comes with letting go, acceptance. Let me start with a huge apology. I appreciate what I’m asking you to do is huge and most likely this is a place you don’t want to go. The only thing which drives me is the wish for you to find the happiness and joy waiting for you on the other side of letting go. I know it’s there because I’ve found it, the 19 other storytellers in Finding Joy have found it, as have many other childless women. I write about these huge topics because care I don’t want you to continue to feel sad. So the only thing which drives me is love. And as you will read, there are benefits to be found in acceptance. So deep intake of breath..… letting go of the dream of becoming a mother means accepting life as it is. There we go I’ve said it. And I do know I’m asking you to do something incredibly hard and my guess is you’re feeling huge resistance. But please bear with me, please give me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned, so I ask you to please read on with an open mind. What do I mean by acceptance? In his book ‘The Way of the Five Seasons,’ John Kirkwood describes acceptance as meaning ‘assenting to the reality of … Read moreThe surprising benefits of acceptance

Final 2 beliefs

By Lesley / December 17, 2012 / 0

So here are the final 2 beliefs There is a solution to every problem What do you do when something goes wrong?  If you’re like me it depends…. perhaps sometimes … Read moreFinal 2 beliefs

beliefs guide everything we do

By Lesley / November 13, 2012 / 0

I’m going to talk about 2 beliefs this time; Have respect for the other person’s model of the world/point of view My previous articles have talked about how we act … Read morebeliefs guide everything we do

Behind every Behaviour is a Positive Intention

By Lesley / November 5, 2012 / 0

In previous articles I’ve written about how we all filter the world through our senses, so what we recall and therefore how we behave is determined by our beliefs, values, … Read moreBehind every Behaviour is a Positive Intention

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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