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Create Art For You

Create Art For YOU

In this video, Bernie Petrie from The Barefoot Ambition explains the benefits of creating any type of art for yourself first as oppose to creating art just for the sake of sharing with others on social media etc.
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The Space Between

The space between who you think you should be and who you believe you are might just be the place where you can find yourself - in that space you have a chance to open up to a whole new reality of being. Is it in the presence of the moments that make up your life where you can truly discover who you are....I think so but what do you think about that?. In last weeks Good Vibrations show I…
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Can’t stop that feeling

So as you know if you have been reading my posts for a while- I'm in the throws of writing my book - contemplating it - judging it bla bla bla and I'll be honest it's a weird experience so far- and on a daily basis I find I procrastinate or seem to know what I want to write but then don't get it down and yet what I do show up for and deliver consistently for each week is…
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Are you shoulding yourself to death?

I'm in the process of writing my first book- that statement now makes me accountable ( I would appreciate all loving thoughts from those that love my blogs- it's why I've not been sending out as many blogs and why I won't be sending out many blogs through the next few months- bear with me. I may re-issue some former ones - its always worth reviewing these posts and many of you won't have seen them so leave that with…
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I change my pants every day…

I watched myself on film a couple of nights ago, as I reviewed last month’s Barefoot Talk recording and I was shocked by how I stood and how I walked in that moment. I’ve seen myself on camera quite a lot now so I know and accept and even like how I speak- my hand gestures etc.. but I really did not identify with the walk. This reminded me of something I had briefly heard the author Katie Hendricks talking…
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Getting closer to God…

    How can I be closer to God and still be me? This was my prayer this was my yearn. Let me feel closer to God let me feel safe whole complete. Yet at the same time another part of me was saying but how can I do it without going against what feels good? Do I really have say the Rosary tonight or walk in circles on Rathlin island’s freezing muddy ground in my barefeet- How could I…
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Do You Do Mindfulness?

  I frequently get asked this question:   "Bernie do you do Mindfulness as part of your coaching"?   My answer to date has been:   "I hope so  because if I'm not -well I'm not really in the room with my client -I'm in my head".   But the question and to a certain extent my internal thought as I get asked the question reveals something bigger - it reveals that we are so separate from our true self…
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Do You Remember Being Seven?

Last week my Dad sent me this photograph. I am the one 2nd from the right with the pop socks. It is the summer 1976 and I’m 7 years old. It was the first time that I had ever seen this photo, taken by my friend Alison's Mum- she is the one on the far right -other pictures that I have from my childhood seem to show me with a shyness and a hesitancy and yet in this picture I…
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Taking charge of your Inner Critic.

One of the biggest challenges that really gets in our way- the very reason why we repeatedly ask ourselves -Why am I being so hard on myself ? is the unrecognized voice in our head – the human inner critic.   The following post offers you a very valuable tool. One that I have been using on myself and with clients either in a 1-1 basis or in my workshops, all dealing with the same issue- being too hard on…
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Tap into the stillness this Christmas.

As I write this post, it's Wednesday night and a movie called Divergent has come on in the background. I'm sitting in the open plan part of our home, just like life so many different moments happening at once, hey ho! There is bound to be a thread here I’m meant to use, but I'm a rubbish multi tasker so I'll get on with this and then tune in as I’m curious as to what the clue will be. There…
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