Soul Models: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Compassion is a collection of stories proving that when we use our challenges to fuel actions that make a difference for others, we feel valued, discover our purpose, and live happier, healthier lives.
Soul Models shares the extraordinary journeys of ordinary individuals who have witnessed or overcome incredible hardships like loss, depression, illness, abuse, bankruptcy and everything in-between. Instead of giving up, they “stepped up,” using courage and compassion to take charge of their lives and fate. They founded non-profits, wrote bestselling books or simply helped everyone in their path. None of them started out with many more advantages than you – in fact, many had much less. Their stories prove that compassion is the key to overcoming challenge. In Soul Models, they have come together to offer advice and “Soulutions” that can empower you with all you need to live a more fulfilling, happier life.
Join us in discovering your path to purpose as we bring you inspiring stories and “Soulutions” to transform your world – beginning today.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." – Anais Nin
Soul Model Marcus Mitchell made a promise to his dying wife that he would “pay it forward” on her behalf for the rest of his life. Marcus lives in Las Vegas, and luck is on his side when it comes to tossing dice. He gives away half his winnings to random strangers while secretly videotaping the experience. He works with the “Pay it Forward” … [Read More...]
It is the time of year when everyone talks gratitude. Here are 10 things I am grateful for. Some are serious. Some are fun, but I am grateful for all of them. 1. Hard Lessons We learn best from our mistakes. I tend to be too trusting, but I am grateful I have learned that lesson. No more trusting people for the person I think they … [Read More...]
It is the time of year when people stop to think about their own gratitude. Gratitude and compassion should not know a specific time of year. Keeping gratitude in your heart all year long is proven to make you a happier person. You've probably heard all the quotes about taking more muscles to frown than it does to smile. Try gratitude. See what … [Read More...]
This man uses jelly beans to express how we spend our time and just how precious time is in our lives. A common thread throughout all the Soul Models is they did not wait. They lived their lives to inspire, to change, to "make a wrong right,"...each has their own reason for making change, but all started. How will you spend your day? … [Read More...]
The thoughts we allow to occupy our minds shape our lives. Mondays can be filled with angst, worry and lists of "must-dos" for the week. Combat your Monday blahs with happy thoughts to ensure a great week. Here are a few happiness quotes to get your mind in the right frame: 1. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own … [Read More...]
Anything can be overcome if you are dedicated enough. This is the story of Pete Gustin. Pete lost his vision due to macular degeneration. After being told he would never achieve his dream to be a voice-over artist due to his inability to read the scripts, Pete found his own soulution and is now one of the most recognizable voices in … [Read More...]
Ken's belief that "it's easier to accomplish the impossible than the ordinary" was proven when We are the World made history by raising $64 million dollars in just 28 days to fight starvation in Africa, with an overhead of just 7%. The idea came from Harry Belafonte, and Ken brought the vision to life. We are the World was written by Michael … [Read More...]
Soul Model Marci Shimoff shares a lesson she learned while on vacation in Cuba and the power of a simple smile. … [Read More...]
I grew up near the Kansas Oklahoma border, so the recent tornadoes have a personal impact. Childhood friends lost homes and lives in the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. Tornadoes are common in the area. So common that it would be difficult to find a resident of Kansas or Oklahoma who has not seen one, knew someone who lost their home to one or … [Read More...]
Soul Model Marty Gruber was recognized by the Clark County's Education Association at their 10th Annual Awards Presentation Dinner for speaking to thousands of students in the Clark County School district each year about drug abuse. Marty was the first ever recipient of the Friends of Education Award for tirelessly speaking to classroom after … [Read More...]