We are Body Oak Cliff!

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

Am I a Safe Person?

By Deborah Pulis | January 18, 2021

“If your Black friends aren’t talking with you about race, it’s because they don’t see you as a safe person.” A friend of mine shared this at one of our interracial book group meetings. We were trying to make sense of the dissonant experiences of the white and Black folks in the room. Our Black…

Changes at Body Oak Cliff

By Deborah Pulis | December 30, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of Body Oak Cliff, I write to inform you of a transition. As many of you know, in April of this year, Joel and I were privileged to welcome a new baby boy into our family. Theo is an utter delight, and he brings immeasurable joy into our household! In spite…

How to Depolarize Our Political Conversations

By Deborah Pulis | October 16, 2020

“I know it is conventional to say we Americans are radically divided, polarized. But this is not more true than its opposite—in essential ways we share false assumptions and flawed conclusions that are never effectively examined because they are indeed shared.” – Marilynne Robinson This past week I started reading Marilynne Robinson’s collection of essays,…