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The Phoenix Soul: 
VIBRANT LIFE
(issue 57)


Phoenix, Do you feel alive? Awake? Fully present in this moment?

As we emerge into a new year, leaving behind what many of us would call an exceptionally complicated 2016, we have a glorious opportunity: to wake to our truth. To rise with gentle power.

The world needs us, the awakened ones. We who live with intention, heart, and depth. With compassion and wide-eyed wonder. We who embrace both the grit and grace of our existence.

Phoenix, welcome to your vibrant life. Your soul, in full color.

Keep living. Keep asking. Keep hoping. Keep dreaming. Keep believing. You are not alone on your journey. No matter how quiet it may seem. No matter how much you feel unseen. No matter how lonesome it can be. You are not alone. You are not alone. You are not alone.
— Anab Roa, Truth Tribe interview, TPS: Vibrant Life

Discover and support your most vibrant life with us, your trusted tribe.

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

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in every issue:

  • 60 full-color digital pages (PDF)

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

  • handcrafted mixed media backgrounds, 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: VIBRANT LIFE

One key to vibrant life hides closer than we think: in returning to THIS moment, wherever and however we are, and being fully present. Awake. Alive. Allowing/inviting/embracing it all, no matter how we feel or how much we may yearn for change. After soul-deep searching and attention (inviting our truth to come outward), we will begin to recognize what dulls our existence. What holds us back from living our most vibrant, satisfying, purposeful life. Then, with courage, we can begin to shed these limiting ways, and our present will align more closely with our deepest truth.

Step into the circle, where we celebrate both our individuality and our oneness as a soul-tribe. We honor our soul-colors, our whole and richly complex beings. How can you tap into your most vibrant life more often? Find out with us in The Phoenix Soul: VIBRANT LIFE.

For the first time in years, my heart’s resting place is hope. Joy. A budding eagerness. I ache for the dreams that died. But out of their ashes, I’ve risen. Stronger. Brighter. More authentically me. Wholehearted and wholly alive.
— Maureen Helms Blake, Bitter & Beautiful column, TPS: Vibrant Life
These days my heart radiates love and energy, and I learn from my mistakes. I learn when to rise and when to rest. I know when to hold onto hope and when to release unseen dreams. I ask the questions of my heart and mind and seek answers in mystery . . .
— suzanne l. vinson, "A Prayer for Vibrant Life," TPS: Vibrant Life
1. Amanda Fall, Anab Roa, Linda Simone. 2. Deborah L. Staunton, Cheena Kaul, Samara, Mantz Yorke. 3. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson. 4. suzanne l. vinson, Laurie Blackwell, Nolwenn Petitbois, Melissa Fernandez.

1. Amanda Fall, Anab Roa, Linda Simone. 2. Deborah L. Staunton, Cheena Kaul, Samara, Mantz Yorke. 3. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson. 4. suzanne l. vinson, Laurie Blackwell, Nolwenn Petitbois, Melissa Fernandez.

guests in this issue:

  • Anab Roa, Truth Tribe interview

  • Deborah L. Staunton, Cheena Kaul, Linda Simone: Grit & Grace participants and guest contributors

  • staff contributors: Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, suzanne l. vinson, Laurie Blackwell, Nolwenn Petitbois, Melissa Fernandez

  • additional guests: Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Samara, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Mantz Yorke

Looking towards the heavens and fumbling for balance, I paused and held my breath as I snapped the shutter, capturing the way of bare branches lying against the sky.
— Melissa Fernandez, "Coming Home," TPS: Vibrant Life
I lost my colors for a while. Growing up, depression and anxiety often dulled my days. Family loss and ache cast even more gloom. I lost sight of why my magic-mama would ever have nicknamed me Rainbow in the first place. These days, though, my colors are coming back . . .
— Amanda Fall, "My Story," TPS: Vibrant Life

Call forth your soul-color with us:

Vibrant Life: issue 57 ($6):

Vibrant Life + subscribe 2017 ($20):

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Straying from the humdrum
the four feel it begin:
hair—once steel gray, now aubergine—
lengthens and flows.
T-shirts fall away, breasts exposed
lower torsos iridescent
emerald—
and tails
scale bunions and corns
from feet that have trod hard earth . . .
— Linda Simone, "The Transformation," TPS: Vibrant Life