After reading The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova, I spent some time reflecting on how I relate to the main character, Orquidea. While we are from two different countries and grew up in two completely different eras, we are a lot more alike than one might originally think.
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Bailey’s 2022 Reading List
Before I get too ahead of myself, here’s my list of 14 books that I read throughout 2022. Nine of these fourteen books are considered part of the self-help genre. Three of these books are autobiographies and the remaining two books are fiction – one that I chose to read on my own and one that was part of a Reading Scholarship opportunity at my college. While autobiographies aren’t technically self-help, my opinion of that differs. We learn from the mistakes of others and reading someone’s life story with all of the ups and downs they experienced can benefit our own lives in many different ways.
60 Days Stronger Challenge
Back in August of 2020, I was talking with a friend and catching up on life. She mentioned that she was doing this online health and fitness challenge called 75 HARD. Being the challenge-lover that I am, I asked for more details and my jaw literally dropped as she spoke of it’s components. This challengeContinue reading “60 Days Stronger Challenge”
12 Journal Prompts for Healing
I’ve been seeing a therapist for over a decade now and she’s been recommending for years that I engage in journaling as a healthy coping mechanism in order to help me work through and heal from my past traumas. I’ve decided to give in and do some journaling, specifically around this topic. Except… I had absolutely no idea where to start. I stared down at the empty page and racked my brain for a few moments before giving up and heading over to Pinterest to see what prompts were out there.
My 2021 Reading List
For the year 2021, I set a goal to read 15 new books once again as 15 was my goal last year that I didn’t quite hit… I came so close again this year by finishing the year with a total of 14 new books read! While I tend to be an over-achiever, not reachingContinue reading “My 2021 Reading List”
6 Amazing Books for Healing
If you’ve tuned into my podcast, Distressed to Joyful; Bailey’s Way, you’re probably fully aware that I am no stranger to trauma as well as the work it takes to be able to heal from it. Alongside working with my therapist, I’ve read many books to help me better understand the things that I’ve beenContinue reading “6 Amazing Books for Healing”
S2. Episode 4: What Is The Enneagram? – Show Notes
Tune into this episode as Bailey discusses what the Enneagram is, why it’s important and how you can use it to help better yourself as well as those around you. She’ll break it down in an easy, simple explanation while encouraging you to do a little self-discovery and type yourself.
Episode 20. “Why Are Routines Important?” – Show Notes
In this episode, listen to Bailey discuss the importance of having a regular routine and why it’s especially important for those of us who have bipolar disorder to participate in one on a daily basis. You’ll hear a bunch of wonderful, healthy options of items to add into a routine when first starting out, as well as the best way to get your very first routine put into practice.
31 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery
I’m not going to lie, I used to HATE journaling. My therapist has been recommending it for years now as a healthy coping mechanism in order to help manage my bipolar disorder. Being an Enneagram 8, I decided that I didn’t need to take her advice and that journaling just wasn’t going to help me.Continue reading “31 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery”