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Barefoot Talks: Are You Waiting For Permission To Shine? By Bernadette Petrie

May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Nine years ago, I had no idea I was going to become a Life Coach, or that I was going to create The Barefoot Sanctuary.

Weirdly, I did have a flash forward vision, of me as a writer. In this momentary vision of me as a writer, it revealed my first book was going to be about  the importance of loving and cherishing all of who you are. I couldn’t see how this was ever going to happen, but in the process of loving and cherishing all of who I am, that book Permission to Shine  has become a reality.

My sincere hope, is that it will help you, with the most urgent task we all face, of loving and cherishing all of who you are.

On the 30th May, as a Barefoot Talk, I will share my story of giving myself permission to shine with you and I will officially launch – Permission To Shine.

It’s been an adventure of growth to get to this point, but I really do believe that I’m just getting started.

I would love you to join me at this special barefoot event – and because I can, as the venue host and speaker, for this Barefoot Talk, I will include in the ticket price, a signed copy of my book. This will apply to all tickets bought in advance online here via this website, between now and 29th May.

So to book your seat and get your signed book included click on the Paypal link below now.

As always we will have the delicious Ailey Mae’s Choc0late for you to taste with your brew, before we get started !

Thank you for being a part of this and I cant wait to see you on the 30th!


To give you a little taste here is the book synopsis written by my amazing Editor Kim Williams:




A voice from deep inside me, a female voice, strong and certain, spoke only for a few seconds; “Call out for help, call out for help now.”

In 2010 Bernadette Petrie was admitted to the Glasgow Priory, suffering from what doctors were calling a manic episode. It was day five of an intensive, emotional roller-coaster journey which had terrified Bernadette and left her mentally and physically exhausted. That evening, Bernadette, experienced what she refers to as a spiritual awakening, and so began her long, slow journey of recovery.

During her stay in the Priory, Bernadette began to paint flower doodles. She carried on producing these doodles over the following years, adding life-affirming messages which she published on Instagram and in her daily blog. Each flower doodle helped her to begin to love and cherish herself. Each flower doodle allowed her to step into her light and give herself permission to shine.

This book, follows Bernadette’s journey, exploring 61 of her 277 flower-doodles and explains how they helped her rediscover the parts of her hiding in the dark, and in doing so, will help you on your own journey to give yourself permission to shine.



May 30, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Barefoot Sanctuary
45 Melbourne Place
North Berwick, EH39 4JS United Kingdom
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