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Bailey Gillespie

Wholeness is a Journey

Dating Your Career: Thoughts on College, Courage, and Vocation

One of the rewards of working in the William Jessup University Learning Commons is working alongside two lovely career counselors, who are always down to "talk about life" if they aren't already networking in the community or slammed with student... Continue Reading →

Sleeping at Last, the Enneagram, and Teaching College English

Last September, while staying at a cabin in Tahoe, I received an email with an incredible opportunity to build and teach a new Editing and Publishing course for the professional writing concentration at William Jessup University. I wrote back immediately. "Yes,... Continue Reading →

Happy Twenty-Eighteen!

Dear friends, Happy 2018! As the murmur of midnight fireworks fades 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 →

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 →

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