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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

Where do you feel stuck today?

Let's take a step forward together.

"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

You are a human, not a machine. (Or, “Treat your body as you would your child.”) (Guiding Principles of Slowing, #3)

By Deborah Pulis | December 6, 2019

When I first started working for Body Oak Cliff, I was a merciless taskmaster. I would sit at my desk in our windowless, fluorescently-lit office and command myself to complete my to do list. It might be 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and I hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast (if I’d remembered to…

Wake up to the World Around You (Guiding Principles of Slowing, #2)

By Deborah Pulis | November 26, 2019

There is a lot of talk these days about being “woke” or “enlightened” or “evolved,” as if those are states of being that some elite few exist in, while the rest of us carry on as primitive creatures. And while I may be tempted to fall into this line of thinking from time to time,…

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…