Just Breathe

…  letting go so you can fully life…


Breathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully LiveBreathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully Live by Leeana Tankersley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“AN INVITATION TO BREATHE. Catastrophe or no catastrophe, if you are unhinged, disoriented, suffocating, or otherwise generally dragging, I’m inviting you to pull up a chair at this table . . .

Breathing Room is a beautiful release of self-condemnation, a discovery of the rest that comes when we offer ourselves some space to breathe. Vulnerable and winsome, Leeana Tankersley shows you how to stop beating yourself up, how to be radically on your own team, and how to truly experience grace. If you’ve been putting on a strong front and yet are secretly coming apart, you’ll find in these pages a trusted friend.”

On the surface, Breathing Room wonderfully written book -written by a young, overwhelmed mom – and her need to learn how to wake up every morning and hold on for whatever is coming her way and to just breathe through her life. This is her story, but though I am not a young, overwhelmed mom and I found myself within her story. I got it… and she gets it.

Life can grab us by the throat and never let go. It can drag us down to a place that feels like there is nowhere to go… not even Up. And then there is the secret (page 48). The secret is to get up every morning and, with intention, step into the broad grace we have been offered for this mercies-are-new-day. And then do it again tomorrow. We don’t get over being human. We don’t arrive. We don’t reach mastery. We don’t graduate in any way. We show up and participate day after day. (Emphasis mine)

Be prepared, once you begin reading this story… it will not let you go until you have read and savored every word and let its’ peace permeate down into your own life. Thank you Ms. Tankersley for sharing your story with us.

About the author: Leeana Tankersley holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She and her Navy SEAL husband, Steve, are currently stationed in San Diego, California, with their three children: Luke, Lane, and Elle. Leeana writes about living from the spacious place on her blog, www.leeanatankersley.com.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

*Reviews of this book were posted at the following locations:
Amazon, Christian Book, Deeper Shopping, and Goodreads

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