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Bailey Gillespie

Wholeness is a Journey

Happy Twenty-Eighteen!

Dear friends, Happy 2018! As the murmur of midnight fireworks fade from my neighborhood, I was inspired to write a love letter to this last year and the one we now find ourselves in. Without a doubt, this last year... Continue Reading →

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

This is part 2 in a series I'm writing this Christmas, exploring the lyrics and melodies behind some of my very favorite holiday songs. Read part 1 here: "We'll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet." .         ... Continue Reading →

We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

I've always been fond of the song, "Auld Lang Syne" -- and not just because it marks the end of It's a Wonderful Life, a film that often stretches far too long into the night (even though I can't help... Continue Reading →

The One With the Car That Looked Just Like Mine

We've all been there. You're leaving Target with hands full of supplies (#prop67) and suddenly realize... you have absolutely no idea where you parked. Like, literally, no idea. Was it the far right side? Far left? Or the one time you... Continue Reading →

EMDR Therapy and Exploring Grief

When I was younger, I used to meander through our Three Acre Woods, listening to beautiful film scores. It was an emotionally satisfying experience that I couldn't describe at the time, but somehow needed. I've always been drawn to sad... Continue Reading →

Why Saying No is so Hard for an Enneagram Type 2

Why is saying no so dang hard? I'll give you the short answer first. According to The Enneagram Institute, Type Twos are defined as being "generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing, and possessive," known for slipping into "doing things for others in order... Continue Reading →

My Master of Arts Party Speech

In the song, “Many Roads,” one of my favorite songwriters describes the strange, winding path that sometimes brings people together. He says: You can see the roads that we all traveled just to get here A million miniscule decisions in... Continue Reading →

How Scent Might Be Key to Your Health Journey

In massage therapy training, therapists have the option to choose classes focused on the power of scents and how they connect to relaxation, mental health, and emotional memory. While people may be drawn to certain scents for their health properties... Continue Reading →

Splash – Eating Our Way Through Santa Cruz (Part I)

"They could double the price, and I would still order it. I would sell my cats for this." Coming from my friend Margie, who is a devoted cat lover and recently built her own "Paws Mahal" for her caboodle of... Continue Reading →

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