31 episodes

A conversation about the complicated endeavor of beginning again -- letting go, being a beginner, walking with ourselves through change, and the vulnerability of opening up to new life. Hosted by Leeana Tankersley.

Leeana is a writer, mom of three, and storyteller. She is the author of five books, including her newest: Always We Begin Again: Stepping Into the Next, New Moment.

Beginning Again with Leeana Tankersley Leeana Tankersley

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

A conversation about the complicated endeavor of beginning again -- letting go, being a beginner, walking with ourselves through change, and the vulnerability of opening up to new life. Hosted by Leeana Tankersley.

Leeana is a writer, mom of three, and storyteller. She is the author of five books, including her newest: Always We Begin Again: Stepping Into the Next, New Moment.

    Gas Pumps, Tender Toasts, and Refusing to Abandon Ourselves

    Gas Pumps, Tender Toasts, and Refusing to Abandon Ourselves

    In this episode, Elaine and Leeana recap their week and then deep dive into the idea of abandoning ourselves. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Why do we do it? And how the heck can we stop? Elaine shares wisdom from work with clients, and Leeana shares her own journey of learning to identify when she's overriding herself.

    • 43 min
    Walking the Dog and Other Unexpected Things that Save Us

    Walking the Dog and Other Unexpected Things that Save Us

    In this episode, Elaine and Leeana discuss the kinds of things that save us when we are down and out, especially the mundane, the unexpected, and the incessant. Enneagram stances are thrown in for some fun, as Leeana talks about her enneagram 4 doing repression (aka "no bones") and Elaine talks about her enneagram 2 thinking repression.

    • 46 min
    How to be All In with Your People

    How to be All In with Your People

    Leeana and lifelong friend, Tina Rose answer Elaine’s questions about how their relationship has thrived over decades and how those learnings informed the way Leeana structured their women’s group.

    • 51 min
    The Dilemma of Asking Why

    The Dilemma of Asking Why

    When hard things happen, it's tempting to focus on a why for the experience. Leeana and Elaine talk about this dilemma, and explore some theological thoughts that may impact our relationship with hope when hard things happen.

    • 50 min
    GoPros, Bathing Suits, & Hard-won Hope

    GoPros, Bathing Suits, & Hard-won Hope

    Leeana and Elaine are back in business! In this episode they talk about all the things that have helped them hold on to hope in the midst of hard days, featuring a few main ideas from Leeana's forthcoming book, Hope Anyway.

    • 49 min
    I Believe You: Reflections on Racial Reconciliation

    I Believe You: Reflections on Racial Reconciliation

    Leeana shares reflections and challenges, directed mostly to her white listeners, on attitudes and behaviors that are congruent with Christ's message of reconciliation.

    Be sure to go to www.LeeanaTankersley.com/blog for more resources, links, and additional reflections on today's topic.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Leeana, host of the Beginning Again with Leeana Tankersley podcast, highlights all aspects of relationships, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Veronica Hartong ,

Like having a good sister talk

Leeanna has blessed me over and over with her books- but the podcasts are so refreshing! Love hearing her voice give this sound wisdom in a relatable way. She’s inspiring, kind, and dignifies hard things while always looking ahead. I can not wait for the next one!

teresahowell ,

Hands down favorite podcast!

Relatable, brilliant and so super wise! Definitely helped me navigate beginning again. Every single episode brings hope and peace. And she’s super hilarious so bonus!!

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