Get To Know Me Tag

Get to Know Me Tag

Natalie at “Searching for My Inner Zen Blog” has tagged me in The Get to Know Me Tag

Please call round and visit her beautiful blog.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

May is International Fibromyalgia Awareness month, so I have tailored my answers to promote more awareness of this debilitating condition.

What are my strengths?

  • Resilience,
  • Courage,
  • Integrity,
  • Compassion.

What are your short term goals?

  • Maintain my health and wellbeing,
  • Inspire others on their self healing journey through my memoir and my blog,
  • Continue creating a healing oasis in my garden,
  • Holiday somewhere warm next winter.

What are my long term goals?

  • Keep inspiring others on their self healing journey,
  • Create a healthy pension fund for my “retirement.”

What matters the most to me?

  • The well being of my family and friends.

What am I ashamed of?

I have just finished reading “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown. I have made mistakes in life, but I am letting go of shame. I am still a work in progress…

What do I like to do for fun?

  • Decoupage,
  • Singing,
  • Watch a good movie,
  • Read,
  • Cook,
  • Dance round the kitchen…

What new activities am I willing to try?

  • Sea kayaking,
  • Walk a little of The Camino de Santiago,
  • I attend a women’s group on Monday evenings and we have lots of fun new activities – the last one was calligraphy.

What am I worried about?

  • I think my number one worry has been lack of finances, since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. However, there has always been ENOUGH.

What are my values?

  • Health,
  • Love
  • Faith,
  • Honesty,
  • Kindness…

If I had one wish, what would it be?

All human beings, animals and Mother Earth to be treated with dignity and respect.

Where do I feel safest?

I always feel safe.

What or who gives me comfort?

My family and friends, and my faith bring me comfort when life is tough.

If I was afraid, I would…

  • Tell my family and friends,
  • Ask for help,
  • Use EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique to lesson my fears,
  • Use the appropriate Dr Bach Flower Essences,
  • Pray…

What is my proudest accomplishment?

Writing my memoir to inspire others with fibromyalgia or other chronic health conditions.

Am I a night owl or early bird?

I am an early bird but I was a bit of a night owl in my youth!

What does my inner critic tell me?

No one will like it.

What do I do to show myself, self care?

  • Listen to my body,
  • Rest,
  • Eat good nutritious food,
  • Sing,
  • Yoga,
  • Walk,
  • Warm baths,
  • Spend time in Nature…

Am I an introvert or extrovert?

A friend once said I was an introverted extrovert!

What am I passionate about?

  • Inspiring others on their self healing journey,
  • Gardening,
  • Environmental awareness,
  • Animal welfare,
  • Human rights.

What do my dreams tell me?

They tell me a lot about my self healing progress. I felt I was rebuilding a house from the foundations up after I fell ill in 2003.

What is my favourite non fiction book?

“The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron

What is my favourite fiction book?

I have read so many great books, but my favourite from 2018 is “White Crysanthemum” by Mary Lynn Bracht.

What is my favourite movie?

Doctor Zhivago.

What is my favourite Band?

Thin Lizzy

What is my favourite food?

Ice cream – in moderation these days!

What is my favourite colour?

Turquoise.

What am I grateful for?

  • A permanent home,
  • Food to eat,
  • Warmth,
  • Family,
  • Friends,
  • A healthy car,
  • My garden,
  • Living in an area of outstanding beauty,
  • Nature,
  • Sunshine…

When I am feeling low, I like to…

  • Sit in my garden,
  • Watch the birds,
  • Spend time in quiet and meditate…

I know I am stressed when?

  • I feel overwhelmed,
  • I find it hard to sleep.

If you want to take up the challenge, please feel free. I have so many lovely blogging friends, I cannot choose!

Brigid P. Gallagher

Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher

 


69 thoughts on “Get To Know Me Tag

  1. Love your focus on self-care and self-healing Brigid…wise people say – life is worthwhile only if you are healthy and happy.. Wishing you good health dear friend…nice to know more about you. Stay blessed!

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  2. A fantastic tag – it’s always fascinating to get to learn a little more about ‘you’ behind the blog. I have also been called an introverted extravert (and a realistic pessimist) when it suits me. x

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  3. Brigid, this was slightly spooky … some answers were like reading what I would have written! Especially the things you’re willing to try – I hope you get a chance to try all three soon! I had to laugh at being happy for a healthy car ..there is a lot to be said for having a happy vehicle without the stress and hassle of trying to fix it! That leads to being overwhelmed ..lack of sleep! Take care, my friend and a lovely post for this tag! Xx ❀️🌺

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    1. Thank you Annika. Great minds think alike 😊 The Camino is a new idea after watching the film The Way 3 times now! Also read Sonia Choquettes memoir of her walk. Will only manage a small section though…🌼

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  4. Lovely Brigid, you’re a beautiful soul, love that movie haven’t thought of it in years, Julia Cameron one of my favorites. I also believe in self healing. Blessings

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  5. It is wonderful to get to know you better, Brigid. Your priorities are well thought out and on track. I am reading The Artist’s Way and love it. Am working through the exercises. β€˜Daring Greatly’ sounds intriguing.

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  6. A great way to get to know you a little better, Brigid. I love the activities that you’re going to try – can I come? Especially to the women’s group? And I share your appreciation for The Artists Way. That book introduced me to journaling and had a huge impact on my own healing journey. ❀

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    1. Thank you Diana. When do you want to visit? I have been wanting to try sea kayaking for a while but did not pluck up the courage yet. My friend’ s husband takes people on trips year round…
      Julia Cameron is a star. 🌼

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  7. Brigid, Brilliant post- see a great deal of me in You from your answers- just feel like we are kindred spirits plus if we were to meet up in person we would get on like a house on fire, plus like you am an ambivert- am ENFP personality type! Enjoyed reading this very much so! Thank You so much for sharing :-)! Dolphin smiles across the miles to you from me here in Devon in south west England, namaste Clara πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Clara. Lovely to meet you. Do you have a blog. Could not get a link. I live in Donegal which is said to be similar to Devon and Cornwall. Lots of unspoilt beaches and rugged scenery. 🌼

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      1. Sorry, only just seen this message- do not have a blog- am a group leader over on MDJunction. Have not the energies to blog as well. Just like to comment on other peoples blogs πŸ˜‰ for now that is enough! Would love to see Donegal- one day!! Yes, we have lots of unspoilt beaches and rugged scenery here for sure! We get a lot of tourists from UK and abroad come to Devon right now, too! Sending warmest wishes to You, namaste Clara

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