All Posts by Bernadette O'Connor

Who Is The Girl With The Veil?

​The little girl with the veil. Shoulders back, eyes lowered. Reverent. Silent. Fearful.​1983, the little veiled one walking into the Irish village church, the whispers, the stares. ‘She’s the one from Australia,’ the children whispered.’Isn’t she Paddy O’Connor’s youngun. He’s back from Australia you know. Just for the visit,’ an old lady claimed knowingly.​’Ah bless and his […]

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Readers Favorite 5 Star Review For ‘Beneath The Veil’

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully […]

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Are You A Channel For Your Lead Characters?

Am I a channel for my lead characters?I was asked this question often when I described how I wrote Let’s Go Home: Finding There While Staying Here, and now as I launch Beneath The Veil, I am again being asked similar questions.”This doesn’t feel like a made-up story, so do you believe in the possibility […]

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Reader Reviews ‘Beneath The Veil’

​Receiving book reviews from readers is one of the most exciting, yet terrifying aspects of sharing a book with the world.Fear sought to derail me, by activating my fears of failing, of not being good enough, of being rejected. I felt doubt plaguing me, wanting me to immerse myself in its discomfort. Yet I knew, […]

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Dancing In The Dark To Create Light

There is so much power when you find the courage to dance in the darkness, so much so that you can create light! How so? In honouring those dark corners of your soul you are gifted with the power to transform that negative redundant energy into beautiful light vibrant energy. Yet if you avoid those […]

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10 Daily Techniques to Heal Your Life

What lies beneath your façade? The carefully created mask that hides your smouldering wounds, the pains of your past, the memories tucked away deep within you. Ensuring you cannot see, feel or remember them. And the world does not need to know your pain, for surely you would be seen as weak and vulnerable should […]

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What You Give You Receive

What you give is what you receive! Have you ever noticed when your irritated and ‘off’ your children’s behaviour goes off too? I’m all too aware that this happens in my home. Because children, are responding to the energy that is being projected into their space, and if it is negative then they will react […]

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Finding Her

Do you remember her? I know you do, because you feel her missing. That is your loss. The ache that tells you that something is amiss, that things are not where they are supposed to be. That you are not who you are supposed to be. The seed of unease that makes you fluctuate between […]

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Joyfully Living: The Forgotten Art of Creating Joy

Have you lost the art of living joyfully? Last weekend I found myself living joyfully in the most beautiful of ways and it was exhilarating. It involved me, a dancefloor, some good old school tunes and my 61 year old Down Syndrome aunty. My sister and brother-in-law had a ‘Let’s Celebrate Life’ party, which saw […]

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