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Bailey Gillespie

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Mental Health

Land of the Living

The following excerpt is from my creative nonfiction work-in-progress. .          .          .  It was dusk when I laced up my running shoes on the trails behind campus. These trails were almost more familiar than my own breath now, winding in... 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 →

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 Week I Wish I Could Escape

Friends, this is a piece I wrote earlier this year as part of a larger manuscript. It paints just one small glimpse into the depression and mental anguish I face once a month that has to stem from hormonal imbalances.... Continue Reading →

How to Live in Fear: What Pastor Lance Hahn’s New Book Has to Say About Mental Health

Do you have a tendency to freak out? Maybe you struggle with day to day fear. Or maybe you have an actual panic disorder. Either way, you’ll want to keep reading… Last Sunday, Bridgeway Christian Church hosted a book launch... Continue Reading →

And the Rain Keeps Falling: On the Christian’s Journey of Mental Health and Joy

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to... Continue Reading →

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