Hello, I’m Lesley Pyne, author of ‘Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness; Inspiring Stories to Guide You to a Fulfilling Life.’ I’m really excited to be involved in World Childless Week especially today, Acceptance and Moving Forward. In this video, Steph & I talk about:
Acceptance – how it’s the first step in our journey to healing and an important reframe on letting go. As I write in Finding Joy ‘Letting go has opened up so many more possibilities to me. Before I started to let go and open myself up to feeling, I was numb and stuck. And particularly letting go of grief and sadness has opened me up to feeling so much more happiness and joy.‘
How having a ceremony can help you to start moving forward and some ideas to find what might work for you.
How we’ve changed in the last year. For me writing Finding Joy was the catalyst for me as I dug deep into subjects the work of each chapter. Now as I write,
I am finally comfortable in my own skin and confident when I say that I absolutely love my life, the adventures I’m having and I’m excited about what will happen next.
We also discussed the importance of writing and how helpful it is.
And what is joy and how to find it. For me, joy is an attitude and the way I approach life. In Finding Joy I describe 6 ways you can find it, one of which is making others happy, something Steph and I agreed is very important to us both.
As far as I can recall this is the key areas we discussed, I know there were others & that’s ok.
‘I would like to thank each & every one who entered to win a copy of Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness. There were so many beautiful entries it was a difficult choice to make.
And in the end I decided to go with 2 people who said they’re not finding joy at the moment, in the hope that the book will help them
One will receive a signed copy, the other a Kindle version.’
With thanks, Lesley