A few days ago I came the closest I’ve ever come to having a big car accident. I was on a small roundabout turning right (so I had the right of way) & a woman in a minivan cut right across in front of me. Luckily I was paying attention & stopped in time. It shook me up big time & I’m incredibly grateful that I was paying attention, completely in the moment. As I considered what would have happened if I hadn’t been paying attention, perhaps looking at my sat nav or day dreaming I also wondered how much of my life is on autopilot. This was the 3rd similar example from the Universe in a few days & by far the loudest thank goodness. The first was in an embroidery class. I used to embroider as a child & recently started again, & before I picked up too many bad habits decided to go on an introductory workshop. I watched the teacher demonstrating Stem Stitch & started diligently following her technique. But I was doing it differently, so she showed me again. And again. And no matter how hard I tried my fingers were on autopilot flowing in a way known to my unconscious. My head believed I was doing what she showed me, but my hands were doing something different. The results are the same, so in this instance it doesn’t matter. What’s interesting is that, although I have no conscious awareness of being able to do … Read moreTwo things I learned from a near miss
A few months ago I decided to change my business to specifically provide support for childless women. Making the decision to change was the easy part. Then I was stuck. … Read more5 reasons you need a guide even when you know where you want to go
I saw recently that the book chain Waterstones is inviting readers to name a book that altered their lives, it’s part of a project called ‘The Book That Made Me’ … Read moreWhich books helped you to come to terms with childlessness?
I read in the paper recently that a new international study by the Journal of Consumer Research found that “listening to sad music was the best way to recover from … Read moreHow do you nurture yourself and how do you play?
A few weeks ago I wrote about how hard I found it to speak openly about being childless, how by not doing so I was hiding my true self from … Read moreSpeaking with my Authentic Childless Voice (part 2)
Here’s the first in my series on tips and tricks to help childless women live a happy life. This week I’m going to discuss values. Basically the more your values … Read moreLiving a Happy life – what do you want; the importance of values?
I know how hard I’ve found it to speak openly about being childless, and I also know that by not doing so I’ve been hiding my true self from the … Read moreSpeaking with my Authentic Childless Voice
I’ve been using the term Childless to describe myself for over 10 years since we stopped trying to have children and jumped off the IVF rollercoaster. Having read various other … Read moreChildless or Childfree – what’s the difference & does it matter?