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If you could see what I could see you would smile too.

The I that I referred to in this flower when I drew it some time ago was not the 'Bernie I'- it was your 'eternal I'. Now for sure as a Soul Coach one of my abilities if you like is that I can see the beauty of the Soul, and it really does make me smile when someone I'm working with gets a glimpse of that perspective too. That's the magic of the coaching process but ultimately as a writer I want people…
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Where could your barefoot ambition take you?  

If you have ever wondered where my brand name Barefoot Ambition comes from - wonder no more. Today I'll share the story of where it began. On the 5th July 2010 – I got up extra early from the holiday apartment of a hotel complex called the The Priory Bay Hotel on the Isle of Wight – We had gone for a family wedding and  extended our stay to a family holiday. It was 2 days after the wedding and as I…
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Don’t be afraid of who you are.

As I sit down this morning to work on the book I came across this post from a couple of years ago - it felt so good to do the exercise and so wanted to share it with you again today too. Before I do that I want to say a huge thanks to Anne Shivas for shining her light brightly through her poetry Whit Grace in last nights Barefoot Talk. We recorded  the event on Facebook live so if…
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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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