Review: Watching The Daisies, Life Lessions on the Importance of Slow, by Bridgid P Gallagher #5stars

MY REVIEW:

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.

 

DESCRIPTION:

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

insights

    •  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.

 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. I have watched alot of movies but this one I have not. Now I LOVE some Julia Roberts. I will need to watch this

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    1. Lynn, Eat Pray Love was an excellent movie, I really loved it! And Watching The Daisies is such a great book. It really does have much of the same feel as Eat Pray Love too. Bridgid is amazing! 🙂

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      1. Well they are added to my list to watch

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  2. Alexis Rose says:

    Brigid is amazing! I loved her book. 🙂

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    1. Isn’t she such an inspiration?!? You both have such powerful memoirs, Alexis! 🙂

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      1. Alexis Rose says:

        Just love her!! 😊
        And thank you, Didi! Have a Great holiday weekend. ❤️

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      2. You too! Merry Christmas! 🤗😊

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  3. Didi. I am officially on holiday but discovered your review on Goodreads and wanted to say a huge thank you. I really appreciate your lovely comments and your support. I shall be posting from 8 January and will include a link to your review and blog. Wishing you a fabulous New Year. 🌼🌼🌼

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    1. You’re very welcome Bridgid! You have such an amazing story, thank you for sharing it with the world! 🙂 Happy New Year!

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