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  – .

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.

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  1. It’s taken me a long time to find a place where I want to stay a little longer. I’ve found the area, but not the perfect place yet. For me that is a great start! I’ve always been attracted to mountains, and I enjoy wide open spaces. I have mountains around me now, but to settle down permanently I need more wide open spaces outside my front door. Where we live definitely affect our life in many ways.

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  2. I can feel the beautiful energy of the photo you have, I used to love to go to Scotland when I lived in England and just drive around the coast and quiet areas, it was so uplifting. I only managed to go to Eire once. I still have on my to do list to see more of Ireland there is a great pull on the soul when I hear the music and see scenery from there and strange enough one of my cats love the Irish music to dance to. The ocean depending on where it is, is very healing and I can tell from the waves on the type of healing being given. I am happy you have found your Soul Place. The photo is making me breathe.

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  3. I spent one of my best vacations a few years ago touring Ireland – what an amazing country! My perfect place however, is to settle in the South of the USA in an old plantation home near the water. One day maybe this will be a reality, for now just a dream.

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  4. Lovely post. I’m glad you found “your spot.” Mine is Sedona, AZ. Look it up if you aren’t familiar. It’s so gorgeous but more importantly is the feeling of the place. I actually literally have a special spot I go to each time I visit. Someday I’m sure I’ll call it home. 🙂

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