Saturday, 16 October 2021

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Dear Readers,

I have been so busy since my last post promoting and sharing my new book: The Baby Dream Learning to Live with Infertility and Loss.

I had my book Launch on the 17th of September at Avid Reader Bookstore; during World Childless Week, and connected with many beautiful women and men who are childless not by choice and/or work with women in this area. 

It was so special to be with my tribe and to feel validated and understood in sharing the message of healing after loss.

If you missed it you can watch now at:

I was then approached my the beautiful soul that is Sikhumbuzo Dube, from Shunem Care in Africa, and asked to join him for a chat about childlessness on his YouTube show: The Bold, The Brave, The Beautiful. 

Watch interview at:

As well as celebrating my beautiful son on the 15th of October by lighting a candle at 7pm and saying his name to honour Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day I have also commissioned a beautiful artist to create a family portrait of my husband and I holding our son. It is still in creation but I can't wait to share it with you all on completion.

A very busy few months whilst also supporting a big case load of counselling clients with their grief and loss work.

Until next month,

Love, light and blessings,

Narelle xx




Saturday, 4 September 2021

Join me for my official book launch...


Join me in September for...

My Book Launch Party.



The Baby Dream – Learning to Live with Infertility and Loss


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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.  


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When: Friday 17 September 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Where: Avid Reader Book Store West End, Brisbane 
OR
Via Zoom from anywhere in Australia or the world.
Register Now

If you want to get your copy of my book to read prior to the event please visit www.narellehudson.com/books

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Book Launch Party

Dear Readers, 

July has been a busy month as I did my first podcast interview for Fertility Conversations, which will be released soon.


I visited the Eumundi Markets this Saturday the 24th July to share my books and plan to return again in August.

With the help of Avid Readers bookstore in West End I have secured a date for my Book Launch Party that you can join either in store, if you are local to Brisbane, or over Zoom.

The details are as follows:

Narelle Hudson - The Baby Dream
Friday 17 September 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online
Register until 17 September 2021 4:00 PM


To register please click on the link below:


Just some of the latest ways to connect with me and the work I am doing around advocating for Infertility and Loss support.

As always to find out more about what I do; to book a counselling session or to get your copy of my latest book ' The Baby Dream' visit narellehudson.com for more details.

Until next month.

Blessings and Light,

Narelle Hudson x

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Sharing my new story about Infertility and Loss.

Dear Readers,

My new book was released last month and I have been busy sharing it with others. It has been such an honour to connect with so many of you who can relate to my story of infertility and loss. Yes, some of our connections have brought tears but readers have found it so validating to know they are not alone in their grief. 

One reader shared this feedback after reading my book: 

'I just finished your book. Wow, wow and wow! I couldn't put it down! Thank you for sharing such a personal journey for you and Bret! I cried and smiled throughout the beautifully written words...It certainly brought some feelings to the surface that I hadn't felt in a long time. Knowing that these feelings are natural when life doesn't go as I had hoped is reassuring that I'm not alone feeling the way I do'. Leanne.

Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in Darling Harbour

I have also been lucky enough to talk with Stav, Abby and Matt about my book on b105 Brisbane Radio station this month. I am so grateful that they were happy to use their platform to talk about such an important topic.
You can catch the interview here if you missed it: 

I will be continuing to share my books as June comes to an end at the Redcliffe Markets this Sunday and I will also head to the Eumundi Markets for the first weekend of July. 

If you are not local to Brisbane you can still get your copy of 'The Baby Dream - Learning to Live with Infertility and Loss' at narellehudson.com/books

Blessings and light,

Narelle x




Sunday, 2 May 2021

The Baby Dream

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. 

I will also be introducing my book and signing and selling copies at the Mind Body Spirit Festival at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on the 20th of May. 

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.




Looking forward to such an exciting month. For more information please follow me on social media: 

Love, light and blessings until next month.

Narelle x




Wednesday, 15 January 2020

January 2020 - Building


Dear Reader,

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.

  

This month also sees the re-opening of my counselling and natural therapy business in West End, Brisbane, which I took a break from about 8 years ago to work for someone else. This time round I have so much more understanding, knowledge and experience to offer and can't wait to be my own boss again and support people in the community; without compromising my own personal values to fit the values of a larger organisation.

This year has started very busily; as I simultaneously prepare for my private practice to open on the 20th of January and complete my training and inductions for my new job. 

I find myself in a place of complete gratitude as I marvel at the divine way the universe is bringing all the pieces of my new puzzle together, with perfect timing. Karlene at 'More Bees with Honey' is working on my website re-branding at www.narellehudson.com and just putting on the finishing touches. Stay tuned...

Maree at West End Wellness has been working behind the scenes to include me as one of the practitioners who will be joining the Wellness Centre team next week. 

My new work team at StandBy are providing caring mentorship as I find my feet in my new counselling role. 

I feel supported on every turn right now with time, money and opportunities. I feel blessed for all the angelic and human help I am being gifted. I feel like as soon as you trust and start making brave strides towards your true life purpose the universe assists you. 

I am delighted to see what else 2020 will bring when all this has happened in only the first 15 days. What are you grateful for tonight?

Blessings and light,

Narelle Hudson xo



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

The Balance of Grief

Dear Readers,

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,

Narelle Hudson

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Dear Readers, I have been so busy since my last post promoting and sharing my new book: The Baby Dream Learning to Live with Infertility and...