“Walking the Wild Atlantic Way” was one of my first blog posts. I am sharing it again for Self Care September.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and possibly rheumatoid arthritis, a great relief after seven years of poor health. Although I had been a Natural Medicine’s therapist for twenty years, I never had any clients with fibromyalgia or even knew of its existence!
Since the outset of my symptoms, I have been incredibly proactive, using the following healing tools:
- Dr Bach Flower Essences,
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy known as CBT,
- E.F.T. Emotional Freedom Technique,
- Creative Writing….
Researching fibromyalgia, I learned that exercise is key in healing this debilitating condition.
Thus, I have increased my walking, bit by bit, and I am now a true walking enthusiast!
Cows grazing behind Dooey Beach
My lung function has improved greatly, my sleep pattern is considerably better, I have lost weight and friends tell me “you no longer look grey”!
However, I have learned the hard way about pacing, and not overdoing things. Sometimes my body just needs to rest!
I am very blessed to live and walk in The Rosses, home to some of the finest scenery and best beaches on Planet Earth.
You will find many more posts on the topic of walks. Simply click on “Walks” in my Categories icon.
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 a debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.