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…

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,…

The Disruption of the Nuclear Family

By Deborah Pulis | September 23, 2020

Earlier this summer, when Black Lives Matter was getting all the social media buzz, and many white people were trying to figure out what to think about everything going on, there was a phrase in the BLM belief statement that seemed to upset a lot of people. It was given by many as a reason…