Welcome & thank you for taking time to browse.
After writing almost 200 blogs over 7 years I realised how much support there was here & how hard it was for readers to find what they most needed.
I’ve therefore created a number of pages where you can find blogs about different topics. Those are quite broad & on this page you can dig deeper into areas which interest you.
I think the headings are self-explanatory, maybe with the exception of:
‘Lesley’s top picks, my favourite posts’ – this is a good place to start. These are a combination of those I really enjoyed writing & others which I think will be the most help to you.
‘Don't let your dreams ruin your life helpful process’- this was a series of blogs I wrote in early 2020, you’ll get the best out of them if you start with the earliest one!
‘Story’ – I am a great believer in the importance of owning your story as a positive step forward.
Please read a selection of different subjects & always with an open mind
I recommend that you take your times, always knowing that some will resonate with you & some won’t. And that’s perfect, because what supported me moving forward, might help you & it also might not.
In my blogs I usually ask questions, so I also encourage you to take time to answer them.
You can read much, much more in my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness.
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, … Read more Following the curiosity driven path to joy
If you’ve been following my blogs or my social media accounts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of using creativity to support our healing.. It wasn’t always so, I spent many years believing that because I can’t draw or paint, I wasn’t creative. Of course this was a ridiculous belief & I’m pleased to … Read more How can the healing arts support your healing?
I started my website in 2013 & this is blog no 189. 40 of those are Inspirational Stories, but at a guess I’ve written 150 to 200,000 words or, to put it another way, between 2 & 3 books. Crikey! I’ve changed a lot in those 7 years & so has my writing. In addition … Read more Now it’s easy to find what will help you most
It’s not often that I get emails from women asking to share their inspirational story so I was was very pleased when Samantha chose my site as a place the share hers. As always, there’s much to learn from her story, from the importance of ‘personal therapy and changing some of my friendship groups’ to … Read more Inspirational Story – Samantha Carbon
Two years ago this week I became an (Amazon No1 Bestselling) author when my book Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness was published. If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll know I love an anniversary as it’s a useful time to reflect on what’s changed (or not) in the interim. Normally I get inspiration from reading through … Read more Finding Joy, 2 years on
This week I have something different for you, a video interview with a friend & novelist Cali Bird. I met Cali several years ago & her story is on my blog & in my book. She writes & blogs about the how creativity helps us, we share a love of Elizabeth Gilbert’s work & have … Read more Tales of the Countess: Conversation with Cali Bird
As we near the end of week 5 (or is it week 105?) of this alternative life we’re leading, the topic of nurturing has been coming up more & more often. So the webinar I recently participated in was the perfect time to discuss & share views on how we nurture when we don’t have … Read more What does nurturing mean to you?
I don’t know about you, but these past few weeks have been really hard. Although both of us have been working from home for several years, this FEELS completely different. As I write, we’re encouraged to go for a daily walk & can shop; otherwise, we’re at home. I started off well; I made a … Read more I’m sorry but you’re grieving
If you follow other childless blogs, your head must be deeply buried in the sand if you’re unaware that the 2nd edition of Jody Day’s book ‘Living the Life Unexpected: Finding Hope, Meaning & a Fulfilling Life Without Children’ is out very soon. She asked members of the wonderful community of childless bloggers if we … Read more Are you living the life unexpected?