The Power of Place
I grew up in a quiet village in Stirlingshire, Scotland surrounded by unspoiled countryside. In school, I learned the names of native wild flowers, birds and trees.
Every summer, my family returned to their roots in The Rosses area of County Donegal, Ireland – http://www.discoverireland.ie/places-to-go/donegal .
My heart always broke in two on leaving my ancestral paradise.
In 1999, I left Scotland and settled in The Rosses for good. This place embraces me now, with it’s wild rugged landscape, beautiful beaches, lakes and boglands – home to carpets of smiling wild flowers.
Today, I have released so much of the Past, going from a life that was way too fast to one in the slow lane. My nieces used to call me Auntie B, for being busy like a bee. Thankfully, B is now for Brigid!
How has your chosen place affected you?
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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