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
We share inspirational quotes on our social media accounts each day. Each quote has touched me in some way. Whether it reminded me of a tough time or of one of the amazing Soul Models we interviewed for this book. Here are a few of my favorites in case you missed them. I hope you enjoyed them and don't forget to follow us on … [Read More...]
The Soul Models featured in our book have been showing others their compassion for years and in some cases decades. In honor of Throwback Thursday, I am sharing some of their older stories that you may not find on your own. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is featured in Soul Models through the work of Eli Manning. You have likely heard the recent … [Read More...]
Have you ever had one of those days when you get lost in YouTube? Whether it is TED talks, music videos from your younger years, funny animal videos or something else random the time always flies. During one of my "YouTube wormholes" I found the most amazing videos on the Playing for Change channel. Playing for Change is a movement created to … [Read More...]
Today starts International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Although acts of kindness should not be limited to one week a year, this week The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation asks that you step out of your normal routine, push your own comfort boundaries and complete one new random act of kindness each day. Sounds simple, right? It doesn't have … [Read More...]
Today is Make Your Dreams Come True Day. What are your dreams? Can you help someone else achieve their dreams? By working together we can certainly get there a little faster. Take a minute to watch this video of Charles Ressler's #dreamMaker plan. … [Read More...]
The best throwbacks are the stories that made us smile, gave us hope and inspired us to help others! Here are a few that touched me in 2013. Batkid - How could you not be touched by this amazing story? Miles is just 5 years old and battling Leukemia (currently in remission). Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish to "fight crime" as Batman in … [Read More...]
What happens when a man passes out landing on subway tracks as a train approaches? His guide dog jumps onto the tracks as the train approaches to help save his friend. It happened on Tuesday as Cecil Williams, 61, waited for his train he lost consciousness and fell onto the tracks. His guide dog, Orlando jumped onto the tracks to rouse Williams. … [Read More...]
In honor of Throwback Thursday, I am sharing one of my favorite Soul Model throwbacks. I was just eleven years old when the news reported that the most famous names in music had come together in one night, to record one song, for one cause. I vividly remember the stars filing into the recording studio ready to record the song in just one night. … [Read More...]
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...]