Did you know?

I am the eldest of 4 girls and born in Brighton in 1962. I was always painfully shy growing up with no self confidence and would go scarlet if someone spoke to me and if I was asked to do a presentation at work or talk in a group I could feel the fear in my stomach and feel sick 😢

My life continued like this unless I was with family or close friends until April 2014. A friend invited me to a psychic development class and I thought I would go and see what it was all about even though I didn’t really believe in it.

I couldn’t believe how much I loved it and it was as though a deep rooted interest was awakening in me. I was then bought some Angelcards as a gift and instinctively I was reading them for friends and family 😇

In November 2014 I went to a holistic fair and had my cards read. I was shocked when I received specific information that he had no way of knowing.

He then asked if I was a Reiki Master which was hysterical as I had never heard of Reiki. I was told I would be a Reiki Master, Have my own Business and reading cards for a living within 18 months. (Iwas doing this within 15 months) 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♂️

I had never heard anything so ridiculous in my life as I was still painfully shy but my curiosity made me take a look at what Reiki was all about.

I learnt Reiki 1 in January 2015 and the difference it made to my life was unbelievable. I had finally found my calling. Within a few weeks my confidence was sky high, I was even offering to do presentations at work 😂 and finally believing in myself and felt unstoppable especially after doing Reiki 2 in April 2015.

I then decided I wanted to teach Reiki and help others feel the same way. I started learning other therapies and doing my anatomy and physiology exams.

I was made redundant in February 2015 and it was the best thing that could have happened as I decided to follow my dream and set up Breathe and Bloom in September 2015 💖

4 years later I have a very successful business and am a Motivational Speaker who travels the world empowering others and my life is so much fun!!!

I also rún various Workshops on lots of different subjects, hold Chill Out Days, Healing groups and 1:1 sessions 🙏

My goals for the future are to set up online workshops and also bring some workshops to other counties in Ireland and other countries as I believe in dreaming big and reaching for the stars 😍


  • I turned my life round at 52 by learning something new and being my own boss in a job that I am so passionate about that it never feels like work – so your never to old!!!!

Follow your dreams and believe in yourself 👏

Love Bernie 💞
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