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issue 48: 
COMFORT


Phoenix soul, it's time to come home to your self.

So often, we care for our beloveds before we care for ourselves. We are souls in motion, ready to save the world. But who will save us?

Phoenix, it's time to save yourself. It's time to cozy up to your wild phoenix soul & allow yourself to be comforted. Here. Now.

For everyone who is struggling [...] I would ask them to let the tears flow. Let them come in wild torrents, or in gentle streams, but let them come through. There is great release in them, for things held deep within. And I would softly say, “Be gentle with yourself.”
— Sandi Pike Foundas, Truth Tribe interview, The Phoenix Soul: Comfort

You are worthy of love and care--the same rich comfort you so easily extend to others.

Issue 48 (Comfort) $6:

Comfort + subscribe to upcoming issues:

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in every issue:

  • 60 full-color digital pages (PDF)

  • vibrant art, intimate interviews, revealing essays, gaspworthy poetry, soul-stirring prompts

  • handpainted & drawn pages, handwritten love notes

  • interactive features honoring our #thephoenixsoul gathering

  • Amanda Fall: editor, publisher, creator, chief gatherer of good

may you feel seen. Heard. Loved. Just as you are.


The Phoenix Soul: COMFORT

Phoenix, what does your soul crave? Not false and fleeting comfort. Not what everyone else thinks is right for you, or the scraps that you once thought were all you deserved. What are your depths crying out for, in the sleepless haze of four a.m. when all is still but the beating of your heart? What will heal your hidden aches? What will expand your joy? This issue is soul-medicine, a healing balm designed to discover and explore YOUR unique rescues: what sings your soul back to whole. 

I tune the ukulele, fingers finding their way a little more surely now, tips callousing and my heart rousing. A simple tune calls me back home to my self, to comfort true and new.
— Amanda Fall, "My Story," TPS: Comfort
1. Amanda Fall, Sandi Pike Foundas. 2. Laurie Blackwell, Hannah Marshall, A.J. Huffman, Jonny Rodgers. 3. Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, suzanne l. vinson. 4. Julia Fehrenbacher, Beth Morey, Teresa Robinson, Carissa Paige.

1. Amanda Fall, Sandi Pike Foundas. 2. Laurie Blackwell, Hannah Marshall, A.J. Huffman, Jonny Rodgers. 3. Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, suzanne l. vinson. 4. Julia Fehrenbacher, Beth Morey, Teresa Robinson, Carissa Paige.

guests in this issue:

  • Sandi Pike Foundas, Truth Tribe interview

  • A.J. Huffman, Laurie Blackwell, & Hannah Marshall: Grit & Grace participants & guest contributors

  • regular contributors: Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, Beth Morey, Teresa Robinson, Carissa Paige

  • additional contributors: Jonny Rodgers, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal

too often i know what i most need to care for my sacred soul, only to let that be what i give myself last.
— suzanne l. vinson, "rituals and routines, retreats and remembering," TPS: Comfort

Phoenix soul, your comfort begins here:

Issue 48 (Comfort) $6:

Comfort + subscribe to upcoming issues:

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What do you {truly} need?

Comfort as a state of ease and freedom is something I resist. My latest evolution to embrace comfort with regard to work and home began as a series of reluctant yeses and a list of concessions as I moved to a more realistic pace, as I began to accept what I could not change.
— Teresa Robinson, Evolutions column, TPS: Comfort
The search for true comfort hasn’t always been easy or natural. For those of us with much-to-shed into the fires, it can feel bare & cold & frightening to make our own authentic steps toward what feels RIGHT to us & us alone. Finding that Sanctuary within can feel like war, like complete surrender with flags waving—I give. I give. Something’s gotta.
— Carissa Paige, "Visions Rising Up from the Dark," TPS: Comfort