The challenges of following my own advice

By Lesley | January 29, 2019 | 2 Comments

It’s been almost a month since my last blog when I encouraged you not to start new things and set resolutions but, instead to follow nature, be still and direct energy deep within to recharge. And to ask yourself the question – what does my heart want? So how are you getting on? I normally blog more regularly than once a month, and I wish I could say I’ve been too busy to write. In the spirit of complete honesty taking my own advice has been a huge challenge for me. I’ve been great at setting aside time to meditate, for my yoga classes and lessons and also for reading. And everything else has been a real struggle. I even found it hard to journal and that usually comes naturally. As for writing blogs; well I’ve started a number and honestly, writing was like pulling teeth. Maybe this is how it is when you sit still; I guess I’m not used to everything feeling like pushing a rock up a hill. My month hasn’t been all gloom, I’ve had some intense moments of joy, spent time with beautiful friends and I’ve also unexpectedly been knocked around by a couple of waves of emotion. There was a time when I would have pushed these waves back as quickly as they surfaced, numbing the feelings with chocolate or wine. But not these days. Because of the work I’ve done I now allow everything in knowing that it will leave when it’s taught … Read moreThe challenges of following my own advice

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Finding gifts in the impossible story.

By Lesley / June 26, 2017 / 6

As you know I’m in the middle of writing a book about stories and my new e-book (called Change the Story, Change Your Life) is all about how the stories … Read moreFinding gifts in the impossible story.

Three ways to ignore grief (and what to do instead)

By Lesley / May 30, 2017 / 9

I’m going to dive straight in with some bad news: You’re grieving.   I’m sorry, but you are. I’m guessing that you’ve got that sinking feeling and a ‘no.. ‘ … Read moreThree ways to ignore grief (and what to do instead)

Thank you Prince Harry – that’s my story too

By Lesley / April 18, 2017 / 8

It’s not every day that your life experience is the same as a member of the Royal Family, but I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I listened to … Read moreThank you Prince Harry – that’s my story too

Writing my own ending

By Lesley / April 4, 2017 / 5

I’m standing at the front of the room about to tell fifty people some things about me that no one knows. The silence feels heavy. Fifty faces are focused on … Read moreWriting my own ending

Own your story and write your ending

By Lesley / March 21, 2017 / 2

Life is lived through story and the story you tell yourself is the biggest of all because it determines the life you have. If you tell yourself that your life … Read moreOwn your story and write your ending

Why I’m taking a deep breath…

By Lesley / February 14, 2017 / 7

‘When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that … Read moreWhy I’m taking a deep breath…

Release & Renewal – Reflections & Wellbeing Through Writing

By Lesley / January 16, 2017 / 1

Guest post by 40AndEverythingAfter I finally gave up on having a family 8 years ago. We had been trying for a baby for 5 years and, after 3 failed IVF … Read moreRelease & Renewal – Reflections & Wellbeing Through Writing

Taking time out to be grateful for what we have

By Lesley / December 1, 2016 / 2

It feels to me that the world is very strange at the moment. There’s so much anxiety, stress and anger on both sides of the Atlantic; friends and families are … Read moreTaking time out to be grateful for what we have

Allowing myself to fall

By Lesley / October 31, 2016 / 18

I was recently asked ‘how long does it take to ‘get over’ the grief of being childless?’ And my answer: ‘how long do you want it to be?’ I say … Read moreAllowing myself to fall

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Hot Women Rock

By Lesley / October 4, 2016 / 0

‘It’s never too late to fulfil your life purpose’. That’s the first sentence from my friend Pat Duckworth’s new book; Hot women Rock: How To discover Your Midlife Entrepreneurial Mojo.’ … Read moreHot Women Rock

Avalanche: A Love story by Julia Leigh.

By Lesley / September 21, 2016 / 10

Today I’m celebrating the publication of a newbook about what it means to be childless. The book is Avalanche: A Love story by Julia Leigh. One of my guiding principles … Read moreAvalanche: A Love story by Julia Leigh.

Summer Pause and Reset.

By Lesley / September 6, 2016 / 11

This year I’ve spent some time walking in the Yorkshire Dales and it strikes me that so much of life is like going on a hike. You have a destination … Read moreSummer Pause and Reset.

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Other than Mother – Guest post by Kamalamani

By Lesley / August 1, 2016 / 0

I had always warmly anticipated motherhood, yet it wasn’t to be. I had always warmly anticipated motherhood, yet it wasn’t to be. At 31 I realised I wasn’t to become … Read moreOther than Mother – Guest post by Kamalamani

What does grace mean to you?

By Lesley / July 14, 2016 / 6

What is grace and what does it mean to you? To be honest until a few months ago grace was one of those abstract concepts that I’d heard of but … Read moreWhat does grace mean to you?

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Three years, 105 blogs and two things.

By Lesley / July 7, 2016 / 6

Three years ago last weekend this website went live and I started to stand up and be counted as a childless woman. Three years feels like a big milestone and … Read moreThree years, 105 blogs and two things.

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