"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."
"My entire household functions at a higher level
thanks to the work I've done through Body Oak Cliff."
"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!"
Reflections & Stories
You are a human, not a machine. (Or, “Treat your body as you would your child.”) (Guiding Principles of Slowing, #3)
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…
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…