The Barefoot Blog…

Your Gremlins don’t live in nature.

For years thousands upon thousands of holiday makers find their way to the coastal town of North Berwick where I live. It's as if the sea pulls them here. It certainly pulled me here 13 years ago. One thing I discovered early on in my time living by the sea is that I always felt better after time out in nature. It was here where I took up running and sea swimming and both of things things have played a…
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Connect to your body stand in your power.

Yesterday I wrote about how we waste our creative energy unknowingly and you may remember I asked you to keep in mind the word 'bluetooth'. Bluetooth is a wonderful thing. Over the last couple of months I find my self using it daily to send the flower photos from my phone to my mac so that you see the image as you do. Im sure you know how Bluetooth works, but essentially in the process I open my mac and…
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Don’t waste creative energy on self -doubt.

Creative energy is something that we all have in equal measure. Sure it pours out in different ways and looks different person by person but essentially if we are all connected to Source which I have Faith that we are- we all have access to the exact same amount of energy. So why do some people get described as so creative whilst others don’t? There are layers to this with other factors at play. i.e. in how we absorb energy…
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The sweetness lies in total surrender.

Before I dive into todays post - I wanted to share that I will be on Facebook live with this weeks Barefoot speaker Anne Shivas at 4.15pm today so if you want to come on over to that please do- we will be talking about todays subject for sure...now back to today's barefoot thought.. Growing up in Northern Ireland – the word surrender was associated with giving up – losing. I was brought up as a catholic in a largely…
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Breathe deeply and return back home.

As I was preparing to leave the house this morning to come to The Barefoot Sanctuary- my poetry journal caught my eye sitting at the side of my bed. This is a journal that my husband gave me a couple of years ago and it’s been a joy to play with filling it with poems- but I hadnt looked at it for a while, never mind write a new piece- hint taken. I’ve always loved poems, ever since I can remember…
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Make Peace with who you are.

This is such an important step in the self -healing, self -love journey. Acceptance of all that we are- all of our past choices - all of our so called mistakes- our shames our shadows- how we look and how we see the world. Making peace with our childhood experiences that have made us who we are today is essential - from this peaceful place - real miracles can happen. Fully making peace with who I was led me for the…
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Give yourself permission to be..

One of the things that I love about long car journeys on my own is that I still get to hang out with inspirational human beings - via the medium of podcasts. They never fail to give me something that I needed to hear. One of my total favourites and a real treasure trove for any writer in the genre of ‘being a human’ is The Beautiful Writers Podcast by Linda Sivertsen. I am just post an episode with Maria…
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Even when you feel stuck magic is happening.

I can totally relate to that ‘stuck’ feeling- let’s think ages- 13, 20, 24, 28, 39 immediately jump to mind. Let’s face it we all get that stuck feeling- but what if getting to that stuck place and feeling it - is actually what gets the magic going. It’s not until we realise that we are stuck that we recognise things need to shift- that's the magical ingredient. By my late 30’s and now with two small children, a lovely…
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Don’t Let fear keep you small –because keeping yourself small serves absolutely no-one.

As you know I have been writing these daily thoughts for about 5 weeks now- with the intention of getting the material for my first book- Permission to Shine into shape. As I have been writing these thoughts a pattern is emerging, helping me to shape and form the chapters. I’m sure you have spotted it and I can see that that in the 277 doodles varied repetition occurs. This is never by mistake – I for one need to…
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Being you is enough – always was.

I’m arriving into your inbox a little later today (life took over) so I hope you are getting ready to enjoy the weekend. I know I am.  I’m planning to spend some time at The Barefoot Sanctuary at a visiting workshop by Jennifer Cain, so I won't be writing a post for tomorrow- if you want to check it out look here. Then I think some sort of Musical production will be in order. I love Musicals – everything about…
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