I am completely in Aww by Bridgid’s life and accomplishments. As a child, her family suffered much loss including her mother at a young age. Bridgid also has a series of medical ailments that starts in her youth. From abscess, to depression, to joint pain and more, which eventually leads to her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Music, travel and family are a big help with the ongoing battle Bridgid is forced to cope with.
Fortunately, Brigid discovers her passion for natural healing methods and finds a real passion to travel, on a mission to bring spirituality and natural healing to the world. In this memoir she leads us on a journey to such amazing and beautiful places. Music and food play a huge part through out. From beginning to end, which I love. It all ties together so seamlessly.
For me it was a slow read, in a good way. It took me a few weeks to finish it up. It’s one that I took my time with for good reason. I felt it to be extremely informative and inspirational, so every time I picked it back up I was able to read slow, absorb, and learn something. Most memoirs I read fairly fast allowing myself to get sucked into to persons emotions, but with Watching The Daisies it just felt different. The story line was unique, and Brigid has led such an impressive and humble life, despite her ailments, I couldn’t help but to take my time. Everything about this book had a rich, practical, and informative feel to it. Kudos Brigid, and thank you for this beautiful insight. You’re a gem and I adore your journey.
If you enjoyed “Eat, Pray, Love-You will love this travel memoir!”
Millions of people around the world suffer from fibromyalgia; the majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure.
In this memoir, Brigid P. Gallagher shares her experiences on:
- The busy life she followed before succumbing to this debilitating disease
- Stopping and soul searching for answers to her vast array of symptoms
- Entering a new life of SLOW
- Drawing on her knowledge and experience as a Natural Medicines therapist, she seeks out therapies to aid her healing and integrates a variety of self help techniques and lifestyle changes. She also unearths a love of solo travel including Egypt, India, Rome, Lourdes, Carcassonne and Bali…
- Brigid learns many
- about LIFE on her journey, the most valuable being:
“First learn to love thyself.”
- In 2006, she began a new career in Organic Horticulture eventually teaching part time in schools. Although she has now retired from teaching, she continues to pursue her lifelong passion for gardening and
watching the daisies.