Elaine Bayless is a writer, Chaplain-in-training, and Reiki Master in Raleigh, NC. She and her husband have an 8 year old daughter and two cats. Elaine is a prolific writer, maintaining a personal blog and publishing articles on elephant journal, Mind Body Green, and LinkedIn. In her spare time she bakes bread, reads, cross-stitches, and gardens. She graduated from Regent University in 2009, with a Master’s degree in Divinity and Pastoral Counseling, as well as a peer coach certification. In 2016 she completed training as a Reiki Master. In 2019, she completed her first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, and hopes to continue her work as a chaplain in the future.