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What if nothing has actually gone wrong?

  Funny that this has popped up as I was just thinking about it and was talking with a client about it today. What if nothing has actually gone wrong- that every single moment in our lives has been for a reason. Like every moment represents a unique piece of the puzzle. Please don’t misunderstand me this doesn’t mean that I am dismissing all painful situations as necessary in a suck it up kind of thing – no I’m saying…
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Nothing in this life is permanent.

  The thought I had before I went to pick todays title from my flower deck was this. I want to be able to write about what’s real today- because that’s where I’m at, and all feelings are valid. What’s real for me today is I feel rubbish – I have a really sore tummy after a touch of food poisoning (one word- Clams) and so I feel pretty lethargic. The reminder that ‘Nothing in this life is permanent’ assures…
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Love and forgive all parts of you.

  So the trip to Olhao in the Algarve has come to an end, and  once again I’m on the plane as I write this to you. It has been a magical adventure with my friend The Mad March Hare filled with meeting new friends from all parts of the globe. All of them were in their own way creatives passionate about their business’s. These business’s ranged from food events and holiday planning, skincare- pottery- journalism -yoga -dance -art –…
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We heal ourselves by peeling back the layers one at a time.

As I write this I have just had the most beautiful massage in a candle lit room here in the healing atmosphere of Portugal's Casa Fuzetta - I have had my fair share of massages, however today I realised I had never properly gone into the room with a healing intention. But I sensed that I did today as immediately the massage felt different. The Therapist started on my legs and quickly moved to my feet which was incredible. Then during the…
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I’m not dancing on my own.

As I write this  I am am 20,000 feet in the air winging my way to Portugal for a bit of an adventure at a magical destination called Casa Fuzetta with my lovely friend and Barefoot practitioner Amanda Farnese Heath. She is practicing what she and I preach- self-love by taking a nap and I have my headphones on-listening to Kylie Minogue’s latest song ‘Dancing’- It’s so good- honestly – do play the video at the end. It’s a fresh…
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Don’t overlook the beauty of your ordinary.

I’ve just spent a few days with the lovely Leah Cox. Leah is a fellow ‘Coach’ that I have gotten to know via the medium of Twitter of all things- which is somewhere I rarely hang out. From that medium we met in person whilst I was on a trip to see Marianne Williamson speak in London. You can read about that expereince here. Since that first meeting we have had gorgeous moments together - our conversations are always fun and…
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Breathe in deeply all of who you are.

On Monday night I spent time at The Barefoot Sanctuary with some of our local Girl Guides. We spent just under an hour exploring the art of meditation. It is always amazing to revisit the exercise of spending time with 14 year old girls. They can be viewed as a 'Tough Crowd' having no idea how intimidating they might be to grown ups. They have great poker faces and one might leave believing that nothing has been taken on board. The first…
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Focus on your why and it will flow.

  When you focus on your why things really do start to flow. 'Why' is a powerful energy. I believe that when you knowingly or unknowingly connect with  your why  it activates your greatest strengths, and when these are in action its pretty hard not to achieve what you want. Likewise if you don't know your 'why' - these every strengths are not being used and things can feel stuck. It doesn't matter what your why is - it's that…
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You learn to trust by trusting.

I am frequently asked by clients – “But Bernie how do I learn to trust?”. My answer is always the same -You learn to trust by trusting. Otherwise the very inner guidance that I now believe we must trust – ‘our only way home’ is left unused – no wonder the feeling of being lost at sea sets in when we fail to take action again and again. We learn in this order – firstly we have to take a leap…
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Where is my thinking separate from God?

One of the things that I notice most because I do a nightly journal is that some days I feel so blessed so loved, so in tune with the Divine that my gratitude’s flow easily from my pen but then other nights – well not so much- I pause and I have to dig deeper. These are typical the days where I have been in my head more that I have been present, I have judged myself over and over…
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