When you’re in the deepest, darkest depths of grief, the idea of ever finding joy again can feel unreachable. How can you work through the sadness? How can you ever tap into the old you? How can you make your life meaningful again?
In this interview, I talk to Lesley Pyne about her new book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness: Inspiring Stories to Guided You To a Fulfilling Life. We talk about:
- The dangers of putting grief in a box and hoping it will go away.
- The importance of hearing the stories of others when you feel alone.
- The idea of following curiosity to find joy, and
- Our need to find “purpose” when we don’t have children.
Lesley spent the first 50-plus years of her life putting everything she didn’t want to feel in a box, including her grief following multiple failed fertility treatments and the loss of both parents. In the process of writing this book she dug deeply into the subjects she writes about including, grief, letting go, connecting you to your body, self- acceptance and writing. She writes openly about her challenges and how she has emerged as a different person, able to say confidently, “I absolutely love my life, the adventures I’m having and I’m excited about what will happen next.”
Lesley’s new book is “Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness: Inspiring Stories To Guide You To A Fulfilling Life.” It’s out in paperback and kindle now. And you can catch up with Lesley and find out more about her work at www.LesleyPyne.co.uk