Happy Hour #53 is with Bailey Heard. In 2012, Bailey's life took an unexpected turn when her 29-year-old husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  She chronicled her experiences as a young wife, mother, and caregiver of her husband through her blog, baileyheard.com. Transformed by the courage and character of her husband as he fought for his life and determined to make his legacy known, Bailey now travels the country speaking to groups large and small, selling Andrew’s books, A Gray Faith and recently The Ellie Project written and illustrated by Andrew for their daughter, Ellie, before he passed away.


Bailey enjoys connecting with women and encouraging them with the inspirational message to allow our challenging circumstances to inspire our growth, rather than define our life. Bailey also works one-on-one with women as a life coach, helping those who’ve experienced loss to create the next chapter in their lives.  She is a proud graduate of Baylor University.  Bailey currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her beautiful daughter, Ellie. To follow her journey go to baileyheard.com.

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Links from the show:

Andrew's books: A Gray Faith, The Ellie Project


What Bailey is reading: A Joy-Filled Life by Mo Anderson

Girl Boss – the book Jamie mentions

Jim Rohn on Audible (For a free audio book sign up for Audible here: JamieIvey.com/audible)

3 Things Bailey is loving: Rachel Platten “Fight Song” + Meditation in the morning, specifically listening to “Meditation RX” + Tracey Anderson workout

We talked about how we both strive to get up earlier than our kids and Bailey recommends this book for all of us: The Miracle Morning

Circle E Candle: Butterfly Kisses

Book Bailey recommends: The Everygirl's guide to Life by Maria Menunous

Ellie seeing her book for the first time

Purchase books + Discount Code:

To purchase copies of A Gray Faith, The Ellie Project or The Ellie Project stationery cards, visit: www.ellieproject.com 

Use the code: happyhour (no spaces) to get 25% off all orders for the month of September, & if you purchase through www.ellieproject.com Bailey will personally sign the books.


Connect with Bailey:

// Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Blog // Shop //

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