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Bailey Gillespie

Wholeness is a Journey

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 →

4 Beautiful Reasons to Keep Living

By Bailey Gillespie / April 7, 2017 11:35am   No matter how hard fighting for your life can get, there are some pretty beautiful reasons for doing so. To see how you feel in the morning. The earth works in... Continue Reading →

The Freedom to Lament Your Illness

The situation According to Kaiser Permanente, low stress levels are vital to a healthy immune system. One overlooked skill that may help medical patients lower stress levels and strengthen their overall health is the ability to lament their illnesses. For... Continue Reading →

The Ogre’s Castle and the Cottage: Reflections on the Two-Fold Nature of Art

This opinion piece was written for my Writing for Media & Public Relations graduate course. Originally submitted on 12/5/2016, it fits into my media kit by providing an argument for how songwriters can use their music as a form of hospitality... Continue Reading →

Song Reflections – This Beautiful Life by Colony House

What in the world are we doing here what is the meaning of it all to fall in love, to make a life that's calm and stable or just to find a place where I belong what in the world... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2016 – Bailey’s 7 Holiday Favorites

Happy Christmas, friends! With the advent of winter break, due to finishing up my two graduate courses, I'm enjoying some leisure time writing my book. And by writing my book, yes I mean building Spotify playlists, streaming Fuller House, and... Continue Reading →

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