The Phoenix Soul. We are raw & real. Grit & grace. We are truth-speakers, heart-on-our-sleevers, love-believers. You are. I am. We are The Phoenix Soul.

{ issue 40: VISION }

How can we re-see our lives with freshness and possibility? What would happen if we peered through a lens of love instead of fear's filter?

Last month we celebrated our rebirth, allowing the gift of fire so we could rise, winged and true.

Now, what will we invite into the holy hush of lives made new, born of phoenix flame?

Leap Fearlessly! The time is now. Dreams, they don’t just go away. For some reason, when I became a mother I thought I had to give up on my dreams until this season was over. [...] Here’s the thing—all we have is this moment.
— Heather A. Mattern, Truth Tribe interview

Seeing with new eyes can be scary. Unsettling. But how else do (im)possible dreams become possible, if we don’t invite the wild unknown?
— Amanda Fall, letter to reader
i believe i often feel unworthy of your full attention, of my full attention. as i move from the last season of refinement, stirring the fire within, i am filled with a soul gypsy confidence. i may not understand why or how or when she will fully emerge, and that is okay. i lean into mystery and am glad to be here. {yes. here. this.}
— suzanne l. vinson, "me. becoming. evolving."

We are saying come in, come in, come in to our deepest desires and most holy purpose.

guests in this issue:

  • Heather A. mattern, Truth Tribe interview

  • Carissa Paige, Syda Howery, Lisa Marie Tsering: Grit & Grace participants

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

  • additional guests: Heather A. Mattern, Carissa Paige, Syda Howery, Lisa Marie Tsering, Parker Bauman


in every issue:

60 full-color digital pages (PDF)

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

handpainted pages, handwritten love notes

interactive features honoring our #thephoenixsoul gathering

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

Oh, phoenix soul, may you feel seen. Heard. Loved. Just as you are.

Join us in Vision:

I see that we’re all dying for a safe place to be who we are without fear or judgment. To see and be seen. I see that we aren’t meant to do this alone, that we really need one another to keep moving forward.
— Julia Fehrenbacher, "The YES Movement"