The Phoenix Soul: digital magazine & community

I'm Amanda: creator, editor, publisher, & chief gatherer of good.

We are truth-speakers. Heart-on-our-sleevers. Love-believers.

Current issue: Vibrant Life

We are reader-supported and AD FREE. Each 60-page issue is dedicated to helping you live your most vibrant, authentic, soul-full existence. 

2017 quarterly issues (subscribe below):
Vibrant Life
Wild Joy
Messy Grace
Inner Truth

The Phoenix Soul is your trusted tribe.
Your sanctuary of tender truth.
Your co-conspirator in wild joy.
Your lantern in the dark.

In the heartpounding pages of our digital magazine and in our vibrant online tribe, we welcome you exactly as you are--in all your untamed glory.

We support and celebrate your true self, the one you've been taught to hide.

Here, we honor our whole story: our gutwrenching grief, our wild and startling joy, our ache and our sing.

We speak love into hidden hurts. We rise from the ashes of shame, regret, doubt, and fear: we choose to emerge, to be reborn, to live and breathe our daily transformation--the holy howl of yes. We protect the divine spark smoldering at our core. We embrace the wilderness of our hearts. We live with intention, compassion, vulnerability, and brave truth.

The Phoenix Soul is the best thing for my heart and soul. [. . .] It lets me know I am not alone.
— Jeanne Chown

We are grit, grace, and every gasp between.

I love being part of such a beautiful, raw, open-hearted community!
— @whimsymoonspirit on Instagram

vibrant art. intimate interviews. gaspworthy poetry. mixed media pages. handwritten love notes. revealing essays. soul-stirring prompts.

I’m finally sitting down and reading the Rhythm edition of The Phoenix Soul on this quiet Sunday morning as music from the wind chime plays in the background. I stop to sip my cuppa, close my eyes, take a deep breath as the words sink into my exhausted mind. I find tears escaping down my cheeks as I realize that I’m not alone. I’m not the only one whose heart aches and whose body cries for healing. There is so much hope and wisdom and truth and vulnerability in these pages. If you aren’t subscribed . . . may I suggest you wait no longer?
— @motleyturtlearts on Instagram

Every moment is a choice. Every breath is possibility. How will we live? How will we love?

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Step into the circle. Every digital issue of The Phoenix Soul is dedicated to your tender truths. Your daily rebirth. Your radiant phoenix soul.

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Single issue: VIBRANT LIFE $6:

Vibrant Life + subscribe 2017 (3 more issues) $20:

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NOTE ABOUT WILD JOY (April 15 issue):

Our April 15 issue, WILD JOY, has been delayed in publication. My first baby, Maverick, was born "late" on March 25 and has had some health complications since then. I will release WILD JOY as soon as possible. Since I'm mostly a one-woman show here (creator, editor, and publisher), the issue can't release without me! I'm sorry for the inconvenience. As a thank you for your patience, I'd like to offer you a discount code for a free back issue while you wait. See confirmation email for your code. Thank you!

2017 issues:
Vibrant Life. Wild Joy. Messy Grace. Inner Truth.

2016 issues (available here):
Reborn. Unique. Radiant. Brave. Sage. Beloved.


Release dates for 2017:
January 15; April 15; July 15; October 15.

Beginning in 2017, The Phoenix Soul magazine will be offered quarterly. Guess what? Creator and publisher Amanda is expecting a baby! Although TPS will always be her first "baby," she is clearing space in her schedule for fresh growth in both family and business.

Continue to look forward to the signature full-color, 60-page digital magazine issues TPS has always been known for, along with new offerings like long-requested e-courses, an online shop with tangible goods, soul-care packages, and more. We're making space for ease and grace, better honoring our phoenix souls' intentional way of living! Have you joined us yet in our free soul-tribe sanctuary? Let's slow down, savor, and support our radiant phoenix souls--together.

The Phoenix Soul is a refuge for so many of us in this crazy world.
— Laurie Blackwell
I’ve sobbed big, fat tears, and held my breath, and hoped anew, and exhaled gratitude.
— Robin Oesterwind
What a heap of healing in those sacred pages.
— Jennifer Richardson

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the Phoenix Soul is far from just words on a screen--
it's an invitation to love your life now, in all its messy glory.
Hope and healing? They're right here. Right now.

we gather around each other and pull the quilts close. we become the glimmering candelight for one another, witnessing each other’s lives and reflecting back the truth of it all. we’ll never see it all or understand it all, yet there’s magic happening in the midst. you are known. you are loved. you are seen. you are welcome.
— suzanne l. vinson, Witness issue