My name is Brigid P. Gallagher. I live in County Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north west corner of Ireland, and I have a passion for gardening and Nature.
Learning to slow down has been one of my major life lessons – hence the title of this blog and my memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow,” which you can learn more about HERE
I was born on 8 March 1955 (International Women’s Day) in Stirling, Scotland, and aspired to becoming a doctor but it was not my destiny.
Instead, the first thirty years of my life were (mostly) spent following my head, into a career in Life Assurance.
In 1985, I had a major wake up call, accompanied by the realisation that I had natural intuitive and healing gifts. Thus, I began to follow my heart into a new career in natural medicines.
Colour and Crystal Healing were my first new learning experiences, followed by full time study in Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Nutritional Medicine and Dr Bach Flower Essences.
In 1988, I set up a natural medicines practice in Edinburgh, and soon after began to facilitate a wide variety of self healing classes, which eventually included Stirling University Open Studies and Summer Schools.
In 1995, I gave birth to The Scottish School of Holistic Healing, which provided a two year professional training in hands on healing skills.
My thirst for knowledge continued with further studies in Electro – Crystal Healing, Radionics, Spaceclearing and finally Emotional Freedom Technique!
The Homes of Donegal
In 1999, I followed my heart once again, relocating to Donegal, Ireland – the home of my ancestors. Unfortunately, my health deteriorated suddenly in 2003, and much soul searching followed.
After a two year hiatus, I retrained in Organic Horticulture, which led to teaching part time under Ireland’s “Heritage in Schools Scheme.” I have recently retired from teaching, and I now write full time.
A Diagnosis At Last!
In 2010, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and possibly rheumatoid arthritis was offered. Thankfully, my knowledge of natural medicines has allowed me to embrace a number of therapies and self help tools to aid my healing.
Writing my memoir and blogging on this site have been incredibly therapeutic. I now have posts published on Fred’s Blog, “Sixty and Me”, “The Mighty” and “WomELLE” magazine.
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