I have been posting throughout September on Self Care. Heeding my own advice, I am going on staycation and will be back blogging on 17 October. 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 … More Self Care Staycation
Easter Retreat I am so thankful for my two week Easter Retreat. It has restored my Body, Mind and Spirit. Indeed, lots of new ideas for blog posts, marketing and book ideas are emerging from my subconscious. Withdrawal During the first week of my retreat, I had very definite withdrawal symptoms from my blogging and … More Creating New Opportunities
I am taking a two week break from blogging to rest and restore. Wishing you all a very happy Easter.
I will be enjoying some quality time with loved ones over the next couple of weeks, and switching off all social media. I look forward to speaking to you on my return.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness
Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers… It is also rather addictive! Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning… My own … More Blogging and Balance
Cloudy skies I purchased a little, open fronted beach tent two summers ago; it has been such a blessing – I can now spend quality time by the seaside in inclement weather. The beach called me last Wednesday, so I packed my tent and a picnic, before heading out to a quiet cove. A few clouds graced the Donegal skies: Inside … More On the Beach
April 12 I have an aching in the right side of my abdomen today. After my usual bedtime bath, I notice a rash of red spots on my tummy and my right side. It stings a little. I am thankful that somewhere in my consciousness, I recognise the rash as the first signs of shingles … More Shingles
A HUGE “Thank you” to everyone who sent kind messages after my post Time Out I really appreciate your support. I envisaged taking a few days out, but my Spirit needed longer… I travelled back to my father’s death back in 1995 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a terrible disease that ravaged his poor body, settling in his … More Stopping the World
Today, I am thankful for rest, as I recover from my chest infection. Mother Nature has also been a great healer, as I watch her through my kitchen window. The weather has been unusually mild, but the birds are very hungry. They seem to be eating more than usual. I wonder why? I feed them with nuts, seeds, and … More Rest