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Title: Watching the Daisies (Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow)

Amazon Author Page: Brigid P. Gallagher

Publication Date: November 14, 2016

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Genres: Religion & Spirituality, New Age Books, Self Help, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue



If you enjoyed “Eat, Pray, Love-You will love this travel memoir!”

Millions of people around the world suffer from fibromyalgia; the majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure.

In this memoir, Brigid P. Gallagher shares her experiences on:

    • The busy life she followed before succumbing to this debilitating disease
    • Stopping and soul searching for answers to her vast array of symptoms
    • Entering a new life of SLOW
    • Drawing on her knowledge and experience as a Natural Medicines therapist, she seeks out therapies to aid her healing and integrates a variety of self help techniques and lifestyle changes. She also unearths a love of solo travel including Egypt, India, Rome, Lourdes, Carcassonne and Bali…

In 2006, she began a new career in Organic Horticulture eventually teaching part-time in schools. Although she has now retired from teaching, she continues to pursue her lifelong passion for gardening and watching the daisies.


“Watching the Daisies,” is an autobiographical, holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and to the artistry of learning how to slow down the pace of one’s life. It is also the awakening of a woman as she blossoms and finds her true calling in life.

An intuitive spiritualist, the author shares her journey from childhood through adulthood, meeting life’s obstacles head-on. Through trial and error and countless hardships, she learns how to cope with the debilitating illnesses, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.

I found the author’s spiritual journey to be enlightening, and I grew excited at how she bent conventional religious borders to seek out new ways to heal her mind and body. Not only does she search for new approaches to healing, she becomes a practicing professional, teaching and sharing her gifts with others.

I was enthralled when Brigid revealed the gift of a sixth sense, where she can detect health or illness by the individual’s aura colors.

In addition, Brigid’s affinity for using the healing power of crystals, aromatherapy, reflexology, herbs, gardening, and feng shui lead the reader on a magnificent trip of discovery with the author as your personal guide. Brigid’s travels take her around the globe which she shares with a refreshing candidness.

This is a positive, uplifting book. After reading, anyone suffering from debilitating illnesses will find the courage to try alternative methods of healing as the author shares enough details for others to seek treatment.


Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

5 fairies

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Author, Brigid P. Gallagher

About the Author:

“Brigid P. Gallagher aspired to become a doctor but God had other plans!

Instead, she spent thirteen years in the life assurance industry, before following her heart, and training in colour and crystal healing, aromatherapy, reflexology, nutritional medicine, flower essences, electro-crystal healing, radionics, and E.F.T or Emotional Freedom Technique.

She practiced and taught Natural Medicines for 20 years, facilitating classes for the Open Studies and Summer Schools of Stirling University from 1993 to 1999, and setting up the Scottish School of Holistic Healing.

In 1999, she relocated to Donegal, Ireland the home of her ancestors. Four years later, she succumbed to a mystery illness which was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia and possible rheumatoid arthritis.

Stopping the world for 2 years, forced Brigid to reassess her life. She retrained in Organic Horticulture and taught this subject in schools part-time until early 2016. Her garden was featured in the Donegal Garden Trail in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Brigid continues her lifelong passion for gardening, singing and writing in her new life of SLOW.

She has written articles for Sixty and Me, The Mighty and WomELLE magazine.”


How to Connect with the Author:

Blog: Watching the

TWITTER: @watchingthedai1

FACEBOOK: @watchingthedaisies


Smashing good timeThanks for stopping by to meet Brigid. I enjoyed “Watching the Daisies,” and I think you will too! ❤

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