Posts By: Bailey Heard

Laughter…Medicine for Healing

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Let’s be honest…Life can be heavy.   Eventually, I slipped from the fog of my denial over losing my husband and into accepting, feeling, and processing my pain from what I’d seen and experienced.   There were times when all those dark feelings were almost too much for me to bear. I worried I wouldn’t… Read more »

Gold in the Fire

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Why is it so darn hard to be vulnerable? That was the question running through my mind as I was feeling embarrassed to perform in my acting class. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, but the idea of publicly being imaginative paralyzed me. I so desperately want to get out of my perfectionistic left brain… Read more »

Back to The Library

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What worked for you in the past? This question ran through my mind after yet another day of asking myself what exactly I’d accomplished. Here’s a snapshot of that list: laundry, dishes, picked up around the house, sorted the mail, went to the cleaners, grabbed lunch at Salata, ran to the grocery store, walked the… Read more »

Influencer 2019

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Hi There! I just got back from what might have been my all-time favorite conference yet, and I’ve been to a lot of ’em. This summer, I was reading The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard, and in the book, he talks about his conference, Influencer. My mom was also reading the book, and we were texting back… Read more »

Tell Your Story

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In the spring of my first real heartbreak, I found poetry. I was 17 years old, and my 11th grade English teacher assigned a poetry project. We were to write a book filled with different types of poetry. Up to this point, I’d only written privately in the journals I’d accumulated over the years. Never… Read more »

Freedom Through Forgiveness

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Hello! Have you ever had specific themes present themselves in different seasons of your life? While I would say an overall theme in my life has been healing (body, mind, soul), under that overarching theme there’s been a sub-theme of forgiveness, both asking for it, receiving it from others, and forgiving myself. Forgiveness is important… Read more »

The Only Way Out Is In

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Hello! I love memoirs. The chance to see the world through another person’s perspective thrills me. I particularly enjoy listening to memoirs when the author is the narrator because I feel an even more profound sense of connection. After hearing someone else’s story, I’m reminded to release judgments, grow in empathy, and extend compassion for… Read more »

Enneagram Anyone?

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Hello! A few weeks ago, I shared some humbling realizations about myself that, after avoiding or trying to change, I’ve finally accepted, embraced, and chosen to face and grow from (Summer Break post). In the weeks to come, I want to unfold the resources that have helped me experience breakthroughs in some significant areas. Specifically,… Read more »

Me Time

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Hi Friends! When was the last time you spent time alone doing something you love to do? For years, I’ve dreamed of taking a trip all by myself and filling my days with things I’ve always wanted to do, yet I continued to put it off year after year because, like you, I have real-life… Read more »

Summer Break

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Hi there! I missed you, and I hope you had a wonderful summer! This summer, I decided to unplug from writing and other projects to take some much needed time to lay a foundation for my future. After my husband, Andrew, passed away back in 2013, leaving behind me, a 28-year-old mom, and our precious… Read more »