Saturday, 24 July 2021
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Sunday, 2 May 2021
The Baby Dream: Learning to Live with Infertility and Loss is Narelle Hudson’s heartfelt account of her experiences with infertility and IVF. This autobiography highlights her determination to firmly hold onto her dream of having a baby. It shows how her dream was shaped by society’s conditioning, challenged upon meeting her husband, shaken through many rounds of IVF, realised through pregnancy, and changed through complications she experienced while pregnant.
Join Narelle on this inspirational journey as she travels courageously through pain, grief and joy, and experiences situations that will change her forever. Be uplifted by her messages of hope as she discovers what else is possible.
Narelle Hudson is a counsellor, teacher, healer and author who hopes to inspire people to question possibilities, not accept limits and be brave enough to dream, live and love whole-heartedly so they can be the best version of themselves.
May is a huge month for me. My new book is due back from the printers any day now and should be ready to purchase on my website shortly at www.narellehudson.com/books. I hope you will be able to order your copy by the 10th of May.
I am also excited to announce that you will be able to come and see me introduce my book in person and get your signed copy at the YJTS Writer's Empowerment Conference between the 14th and 16th of May at the Mecure Resort on the Gold Coast - but only if you have a ticket.
Please join me at this event if you can. I would love to see you there. I will be presenting at 12:30pm in the Speaker's Lounge.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Wow! Only 15 days into 2020 and so much building has already taken place for an amazing year of change ahead.
Before Christmas I resigned from my job, after working for Relationships Australia for over 4 years. This week I commenced my new job working for StandBy support after suicide in a bereavement counselling role.
This year my beautiful Son, River, would have been turning 10; if he hadn't grown his wings so soon. After 10 years of my grief journey all the puzzle pieces of the new person I have become, without being River's earthly mother, have fallen into place and I am ready to work in the grief field.
I feel thankful for my lived experiences that make me the perfect fit for this role and the post-traumatic growth I have gained to be able to give back to others. I would never have chosen this path without my son but can now see the growth that has come from my tragedy.
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
There is a difficult balance that comes with grief.
In the early years when grief was new and raw I found myself having to fight for my right to grieve with some aquaintences, friends and family. Those who didn't give their blessings for me to 'not be over it yet'.
Now it has been over 9 years, I feel like it is me who has to be mindful of my grief not having a negative impact on my life. Even though my grief no longer impacts consistent and regular moments in my days it is always there. Every mother who has lost a child is aware of this!
However, I feel like there needs to be a time frame for when you can no longer allow this grief to hold you back from living happily or from creating, thinking or feeling things the way you deserve.
You need to release yourself from the fear of letting go more fragments of the grief that impede on you moving forward and living your life to the full.
This letting go and releasing is not the same as forgetting about your child or no longer celebrating their life. It is about living your life!
To me this phase means you release the fear that you will never be enough without them. It is when you no longer hold back parts of your feelings, thoughts or dreams; incase it is not fair to the deceased that you live an abundant life if they are not in it. After all, you know your loved one would want nothing more than for you to be as free as they are from pain.
For me this realisation occurred when I screamed at my cat for stealing my 'son's toy' that would have been placed in his nursery. Then it occurred to me... Who was I saving this object for? My son would never need it. As I angrily screamed: 'It is mine!' I realised it was not. My son was no longer mine either.
It was time to let go a little bit more. To untangle myself from holding on to what I did not have. There was a freedom in this action, despite the pain.
Of course, the timing needs to be right. I understand that holding on helps you feel closer to your loved one for a time. But like with most things time comes to an end and it is time for something new - peace.
Would love to hear your experiences with grief in the comments. Whether you agree or can relate or whether you can't. As always i am aware this is just my experience, it is not everyone's truth.
More of my experiences can be found in my book.
Blessings and light,
Saturday, 13 July 2019
I recently saw this message when I was scrolling through my feed on social media. I liked it and shared it and then forgot about it. At least I thought I did...
It's little message kept repeating in my head; urging me to explore it further.
This is the soul reason I wrote my book. I believe none of our battles in life are in vain if they help us or others to grow in ways we never could have without these experiences.
I hope my story: 'Holding the Baby Dream' demonstrates to you how strong and resilient you are and how much hope there is for you to get through your battles with infertility and infant loss also. I hope it acts as a survival guide for you as the writing of it did for me.
Love and blessings,
Friday, 22 March 2019
Dear Readers, July has been a busy month as I did my first podcast interview for Fertility Conversations, which will be released soon. http...
Have loved this song ever since I heard it. Yes, I have cried when I have listened to it at times but it is such an important message that ...
The Baby Dream: Learning to Live with Infertility and Loss is Narelle Hudson’s heartfelt account of her experiences with infertility and I...
Dear Readers, I haven't posted for a little while as I have had a lot going on personally. It has been over eight years now since my ...