I didn't know what to expect when I bought Brigid's book. What I got though, was the author's personal journey of discovery ; of places, of the mind and of the soul. This book is written with remarkable openness and honesty, although the graphic detail of a miscarried pregnancy was a bit too much for my mere male sensibilities. Her drive to seek answers and cures spurred her on to knocking on doors and engaging fully in whatever field she entered. She committed fully, whether it was complimentary medicine, mystical cultures or matters of Faith.
You could say that her journey was Holistic.
It wasn't all study,though.
Along the way she had plenty of fun and enjoyment. Although she travelled alone, who travels light, travels quicker, she always seemed to meet up with kindred spirits, who embellished her travels.
Like every life journey, there is sadness and sometimes tragedy. Brigid had her share.
It would be natural for someone with her outlook to feel close to nature and so it is with her, as her passion for horticulture testifies.
However, it occurred to me, at the end of the book, that she has found her spiritual home, like many others have, in the beauty of her beloved Donegal...the coolest place on Earth. (c) National Geographic.