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.

Good Things Galore (Free for YOU!)

Hello PRECIOUS TRIBE! Lots going on over here, and I want to make sure you’re in the know about it all! First, welcome to my newly updated site, if you haven’t seen it already! Grateful to all the hands who helped give it a fresh face.* Click around and check out all...

3 Ways to Stay with Yourself in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you experienced some joy and peace and rest and some laughter during your holiday season, as a sense of humor keeps us sane. We stayed here in San Diego for Christmas, welcoming a new puppy—Rosie—into our family. She is a spunky black...

The Comfort We Crave

Elle, my five-year-old, asks me: "Mom, are you tired?" "Yes, Elle, I am tired," I say. "How did you know?" "Because you're wearing all soft clothes." I look down and realize she's absolutely right. I am wearing, up to and including my shoes, "all soft clothes." If...


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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