Described as an insightful and well resourced book, Brigid P. Gallagher’s delightful autobiography explores her experience of Fibromyalgia; a condition that affects millions of people around the globe, especially women.
She has created a refreshing and uplifting memoir filled with personal insights, information on natural healing modalities and practical tips to help anyone experiencing this debilitating condition.
The author’s background as a Natural Medicines therapist and love of solo travel including Egypt, India, Morocco, Rome, Lourdes, Bali has enabled her to integrate different philosophies. These influences contributed to her intense soul searching, and led to her most important insight:
“First learn to love thyself.”
In 2006, she embarked on a new career in Organic Horticulture, subsequently teaching part time in schools. Although she has now retired from teaching, Brigid continues to enjoy her passion for gardening and watching the daisies.
“Had read Brigid’s blog for a while when I bought the book and was quite sure I would enjoy it. I was not disappointed, in fact to the contrary it surpassed my expectations. Her back story is poignant and clearly significantly impacted on the woman she grew to be. She tells the tale in a soft voice which gently steers you through her places. Lovely, lovely and with a heart full of love for those she cares for. Her journey into healing and ultimately self-healing is fascinating. She does not shun traditional medicine but rather listens intently to the diagnoses whilst simultaneously drawing on her decades of learning many many alternative healing forms. As a travelogue it is rich and varied with moments that echo Elizabeth Gilbert in “Eat, Pray, Love” mode but her voice is a different voice. I highly recommend this book. I was drawn to buy it for my sister in law who suffers with fibromyalgia and the book is now with her. I know she will find much of the practical advice helpful. I know too that the the spiritual journey will resonate softly with her. As the whole book did with me.”