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empowering you to embody LOVE in the everyday

Embodying the Love of God

What do we mean by "embodying love"?

And why does it matter?

Empowering You in the Everyday

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"The work of Body Oak Cliff has given me ways to look
at my life and the habits that were forming my way of living.

     This has allowed me to do some of the harder soul-work
that it’s easy to neglect when serving others."


FATHER PAUL WHEATLEY
St. Augustine's Episcopal

"My entire household functions at a higher level

thanks to the work I've done through Body Oak Cliff."  


RACHEL KRAMER
Mentoring Coordinator | Mercy Street

"My journey of self-awareness and of learning

how to live a fully-alive life has only just begun...

   ...but my heart has surely been radically changed!"


JESSE BARTLETT
Teacher | The Kessler School

Reflections & Stories

Do One Thing at a Time (Guiding Principles for Slowing, #1)

By Deborah Pulis | November 15, 2019

The title of this post represents the first Guiding Principle that I want to offer as a path out of Consumerism and into a life where Presence and Creativity are possible. (I am calling this second pathway, “Slowing.”)  Do one thing at a time. We start here because it is a simple maxim with life-altering…

Slowing: An Antidote to Consumerism

By Deborah Pulis | October 28, 2019

In each and every moment, love is available to us in such quantities that, even if spread across the span of a natural human life, we could not fully enjoy or appreciate it. Every moment is bursting with life – life abundant, the kind of life that both awakens and nearly (but not quite) satisfies…

There’s No Such Thing as Perfect Parenting (A Final Reflection)

By Deborah Pulis | October 11, 2019

When I’m a parent, I’m going to do better. That’s what I told myself when I went through Faithwalking in 2013 and learned that we all have childhood wounds, many of which are caused by our parents. Armed with the knowledge and experience of those retreats, I felt powerful and sure-footed. I knew all the…