Following the curiosity driven path to joy

By Lesley | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 on this link. These past few months have been strange/challenging (choose an appropriate word) for everyone & no one knows what the future holds so, in August  as lockdown eased somewhat in the UK, I took the decision to (as the saying goes) ‘make hay while the sun shines.’ For the past few years I’ve consciously searched for ways to expand my comfort zone, both body & mind &, after being somewhat constrained recently, I’ve made an extra effort. These past few weeks have therefore been filled with joy, fun, new experiences, deepening friendships, growth & (because life isn’t always a bed of roses) there were also tears. My list of experiences includes kayaking down the Thames, lots of yoga including trying new classes, a Qigong training course, challenging myself with new embroidery projects, travelling on the train & tube through London (a big thing at this time), travelling on said transport in bright coloured yoga leggings (a huge thing for me) & accidentally getting on the wrong train with hilarious results. I’m also feeling more so with highs came lows; the tears were 2 big shame spirals, which I can recognise & have the tools to work through. Now & again I’m stopped in my tracks by a ‘wow, who am I now?’ moment which brings forth a happy … Read more Following the curiosity driven path to joy

Six things I’ve learned about living as a childless woman

By Lesley / July 9, 2014 / 1

Have you ever started something thinking you’re ready but it’s only after you’ve been doing it for a while that you realise NOW you’re ready? Well that’s been my experience … Read more Six things I’ve learned about living as a childless woman

What are you concerned about?

By Lesley / June 10, 2014 / 0

You’re wondering about signing up to my programme Let Go and Move On: Six Steps to Finding Fulfilment after Childlessness  and something is holding you back. Maybe you haven’t worked … Read more What are you concerned about?

Who are you now? (or how I re-discovered myself by way of butterflies, lights and snow)

By Lesley / June 2, 2014 / 2

As a childless woman one of your greatest challenges is to work out who you are and how you fit into society. I always wanted to be a mother and … Read more Who are you now? (or how I re-discovered myself by way of butterflies, lights and snow)

Had your baby buttons pushed? Learn three simple tricks to regain your equilibrium

By Lesley / May 14, 2014 / 0

One of your biggest challenges is coping with children. Your baby buttons are pushed every time you see or hear about children. They seem to be everywhere, maybe it’s your … Read more Had your baby buttons pushed? Learn three simple tricks to regain your equilibrium

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What’s the gift?

By Lesley / May 1, 2014 / 8

The other day a friend told me that he was about to start chemotherapy. This was a complete surprise and what he said next was even more astounding. He told … Read more What’s the gift?

always be the best version of yourself

Are you the best version of yourself?

By Lesley / April 10, 2014 / 1

Well are you? You play many different roles in life and over your lifetime, are any of them the real or the best you (whatever the ‘best’ means to you)? … Read more Are you the best version of yourself?

What are you afraid of?

By Lesley / March 31, 2014 / 7

You want to be more open with people, You want to tell your friends or work colleagues about your life, But you’re afraid to. You believe that it you speak … Read more What are you afraid of?

Worried about Mother’s Day? Here are three things which will help.

By Lesley / March 17, 2014 / 5

It’s Mother’s Day next week in the UK, every shop is full of it, there’s posters outside every restaurant and it seems like every aisle in the supermarket has present … Read more Worried about Mother’s Day? Here are three things which will help.

Four ways to improve your life as a childless woman

By Lesley / March 6, 2014 / 2

Last week we were in a restaurant in Bulgaria where my husband was skiing and the song ‘Its a wonderful, wonderful life’ was played and I haven’t been able to … Read more Four ways to improve your life as a childless woman

Swimming and healing

What’s swimming got to do with telling your story?

By Lesley / February 10, 2014 / 1

I’ve written previously about how being honest and open about my childlessness has changed my life for the better and how it means that for the first time in many … Read more What’s swimming got to do with telling your story?

Steve Jobs, don't live someone else's life

How long do you have?

By Lesley / January 28, 2014 / 10

I was going to write something different this week, It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and I was already thinking about how quickly time passes when I … Read more How long do you have?

from the end spring new beginings

What is it time to let go of?

By Lesley / January 13, 2014 / 2

Now that it’s a couple of weeks into the new year, are you still looking forward to the year ahead or are you wondering whether you REALLY want to let … Read more What is it time to let go of?

if not now. when

What are you going to do differently this year?

By Lesley / January 2, 2014 / 6

Happy New Year and Congratulations for surviving Christmas and New Year. Did you have a great time or was it a struggle? Are you looking forward to the year ahead … Read more What are you going to do differently this year?

I will be kind to myself

The most important thing you can do over Christmas

By Lesley / December 18, 2013 / 2

Over the past few weeks I’ve written tips on how to deal with the family coming at Christmas and how to use pass the parcel to get through parties and … Read more The most important thing you can do over Christmas

pass the parcel

Dreading the work Christmas ‘do’? View it as a game of pass the parcel

By Lesley / December 5, 2013 / 7

You’re dreading going to the Christmas ‘do’ at work because you know that everyone will be talking about their children or grandchildren and you feel inadequate because you can’t join … Read more Dreading the work Christmas ‘do’? View it as a game of pass the parcel

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