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Bailey Gillespie

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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 →

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 →

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: When Faith Almost Kills You

In Gary Thomas's Sacred Pathways, it describes each personality type and how they best interact with God, after issuing an extensive assessment for readers to take. (You can Google this book to read the PDF description of each type.) I am... 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 →

Running With The Kite

[I wanted to share that I don't intend this piece to be prescriptive to all people in all circumstances. Obviously, there are those with chronic issues and diseases who are bedridden - or maybe God's still got you in 'the... Continue Reading →

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