You Behind The Illness – Told in Fours


Kim from I Tripped Over A Stone blogs about her journey with Fibromyalgia. She recently participated in a challenge, designed to let you know a little more about the person behind the illness. You can read her post HERE

I decided to take up the challenge, as someone who is healing from Fibromyalgia.

Four Places You’ve Lived

Callander, Scotland.

Kippen, Scotland.

Edinburgh, Scotland.

Donegal, Ireland.

Four Places You’ve Worked

Actuarial Assistant, Life Underwriter – Scottish Provident Life Assurance, Edinburgh.

Self Employed Natural Medicines Therapist and Teacher – Edinburgh, Stirling, Donegal.

Organic Gardener – Gortahork and Glenveagh Castle Gardens, Donegal.

Heritage in Schools Organic Horticulture Tutor – Schools throughout Donegal.

Four Favourite Hobbies





Four Things You Like To Watch

I have no TV but I do like to watch a good movie. My favourite movies are:

Doctor Zhivago.

The Sound of Music.

Mamma Mia.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.



Four Books You’ve Enjoyed Reading

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron.

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne.

Michael Connolly’s – Harry Bosch thrillers.

If I Could Tell You How It Feels – Alexis Rose…

Four Places You’ve Been

The Netherlands.




Four Places You Want to Visit

Rajasthan, India




Four Things You Love To Eat


Indian food.

Ice Cream.

Home Baking.

Four Things You Love To Drink



Home made lemonade.

Elder flower cordial.

Instead of tagging four new people, I will leave the challenge open to anyone who would like to participate.

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.







  1. this was delightful to read Brigid, so nice to know these things about you. I have always had a special affection for Scotland after reading the Outlander series and hope to make it there someday. You have really lived a colourful life, thank you for sharing

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  2. I would like to contribute but not sure how to proceed. Do I write the post on my blog and add #youbehindtheillness or something like that? I’m new to collaboration so need a little guidance please!! Anita

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  3. Brigid, a delightful post giving us some more insight into you! I love all the films you mention but haven’t read any of the books, although I have heard lots of good things about An Artist’s Way … I love your photos here, from your places of work, places visited and ones yet to visit. The food pics are making me hungry!! 😀😀

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  4. Lovely to know more about you Brigid…you have lived and worked at the most beautiful places. Your choice of pictures say a lot about your love for nature! Rajasthan is indeed a place worth a visit if you admire heritage, forts and architecture but India has many more attractive places besides this one. each state has its own attraction. 🙂 Untouched beauty and splendor of the tea gardens in the east and the spectacular backwaters of Kerala in the south…all four directions offer myriad experiences, enriching beyond imagination and too hard to describe in words. Oh! I didn’t mention the poetry in marble – the Taj Mahal!

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  5. Well well, this person behind the illness seems to be quite delightful. On sensing always a happy spirit behind your writings one would never guess the presence of a disease in your life. Nice to see India and Indian food in your list. May archangel Raphael help you in healing yourself and others.

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  6. Lovely I so enjoy being able to step into another’s world. Your photos and post give out so much. You really have achieved a lot in healing Fibromyalgia and showing the steps you take and continue to take. Many Blessings and Miracles to you.

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  7. Now that I have almost finished your book, I felt like I could have filled in some of those questions for you! You have lived an exciting adventurous life and proven that we are not our illness. We are what is inside of us when we have courage. 💚

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