Leeana Tankersley




The brave practice of releasing hurt & receiving rest.

What happens when life begins to trip us up and failure starts creeping in? Many of us just keep on doing the same thing, hoping for different results. Some of us look for escape, to find a way out of the mess we feel that we’ve created. But neither enduring nor escaping is ultimately what we need.

Leeana Tankersley

Leeana Tankersley is a writer, mother, & storyteller.

She’s the author of four books: Begin Again (2018), Brazen (2016), Breathing Room (2014), and Found Art (2009). Leeana loves good stories, chips and salsa, and the underdog. She speaks all over the country about waking up those beautiful and sacred parts of ourselves that can go dormant. She and her family live in San Diego.

First chill, then stupor, then the letting go

Since I shared with you about the loss I'm currently navigating, so so so many of you have reached out to me and told me what you're facing. Impossible situations. The kinds of things you can’t see beyond, you cannot even imagine what your life will look like on the...

This is for all of us who have lost something . . .

The last year has been the hardest year of my life. I have found myself in the middle of my greatest fear, walking through the very situation I would have done anything to avoid. One year ago, my husband, Steve, came home from back-to-back deployments -- he had been...

Every Wall Becomes a Door

If you've read Begin Again, you might have seen the beautiful poem by Fr. Francis Dorrf that I chose for the epigraph of the book. It reads: I’ll know I've been raised from the dead When everything becomes a door— Every brick wall, Every dead end, Every Judas friend,...


Read and respond to Leeana’s musings on faith, love, writing, relationships, and all things hope-filled . . .

“We all want to find our voice, feel comfortable in our own skin, and come out of hiding. Leeana is a trustworthy companion on this journey of becoming broken and beautiful.” Rebekah Lyons

Author of Freefall to Fly

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