The "Soulutions" Project
Join us in sharing the top 1000 Soulutions that will help change lives around the world.What is a "Soulution?" Whether it’s smiling more, helping a friend or being an advocate, every kindness, big or small is a "Soulution." It is an action or message that may have helped you and can help someone else. It is advice, a quote, or something you learned that either got you through something difficult or made someone else feel better. Sharing your "Soulution" will take just a few minutes, it’s absolutely free and it will change lives…including yours. For the sake of all our self-doubts, self-worths and self-esteems, please keep reading.
It's Not What Happens, It's How You Heal With It!
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 and Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eva Eger discovered purpose after surviving 18 months in the death camp Auschwitz, where both of her parents lost their lives. She received her doctorate in psychology, has a private practice in La Jolla, and is a world renowned speaker. Edie’s Soulution: “Everything in life is an … [Read More...]
A World Without Cancer has lead me on a journey of discovery through conversations with nearly 100 doctors, patients, advocates, hospital administrators, CEO's of pharmaceutical companies, and morel I've learned that there is a "cancer community" of stakeholders that has developed since the "War on Cancer" was declared by President Nixon 42 … [Read More...]
Steve Gross, Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Kids Foundation discovered purpose early on while struggling through some lonely, frightening times at sleep-away camp. He has since devoted his life to our most vulnerable children, helping them overcome poverty, violence and illness through the power of play and optimism. When you … [Read More...]
Lynette’s “Soulution” to Finding Faith and Trust: When I was just a few weeks pregnant and diagnosed with very aggressive stage 2b breast cancer, every doctor advised me to terminate in order to save my life. They all said that if it was my second or third trimester, having a baby might be doable - but because it was so early, … [Read More...]
Dina Zaphiris Discovered Purpose as the Result of Losing her Mother to Breast Cancer. Dina promised her dying mom that she would devote her life to training dogs to detect cancer. She founded a non-profit and has trained dogs that are 98% accurate in early cancer detection. Dina is an amazing Soul Model who will never give up until the world … [Read More...]
Soul Model Marty Gruber Discovered Purpose as the Result of Drug Addiction. He was on his knees with a gun in his mouth when he asked God for one more chance. Marty told God that if he could live, he would get sober and devote every day of his life to helping kids stay off drugs. Thankfully, God listened. I raised my sons pretty much on my … [Read More...]
Dr. Margaret Cuomo, Author of “A World Without Cancer,” Discovered Purpose in Losing too Many Loved Ones and Patients to Cancer
Margaret committed her life and work to transforming the healthcare agenda from focusing on viewing cancer as a chronic disease to preventing it. Margaret’s Soulution: There is much more we can do to prevent cancer. Whether we are adults, children, media, medical community, government, industry, or a cancer advocacy group, we can all … [Read More...]
Ocean Robbins Constantly finds Miracles in Fathering Twin Boys with Autism: He discovered a program called “Son-Rise” for children with autism, and began one in his home. Now, his boys speak more, have greatly improved eye contact, and have undergone a 95 percent drop in violent outbursts. Ocean is a true Soul Model – he was raised in a … [Read More...]
Mary Griffith Discovered Purpose when her Son Bobby Committed Suicide because his Family could not Accept his Homosexuality. In her quest to escape darkness and find answers, Mary went on to become one of the greatest gay and lesbian advocates of our time. Her extraordinary journey was the subject of the Emmy Award winning movie, “Prayers for … [Read More...]
Soul Model Marcus Mitchell made a promise to his dying wife that he would "pay it forward" on her behalf the rest of his life. This is just one of his amazing "pay it forward" adventures! … [Read More...]
When thinking about whom to name as "Soul Model of the Year," we realized that there couldn't be just one. The list began with twenty-six brave souls no longer with us, twenty-six spirits who, in the wake of their own tragic deaths, left behind an indelible legacy of love, support, and even hope for humanity. The list continued with an entire … [Read More...]
“Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous” - Albert Einstein My name is Elizabeth Bryan - I am an artist, author and mom. My entire life has been a series of “coincidences” that I can no longer call random. The first one happened when I was 19 - I fell asleep driving with two friends in the car, severely fractured both … [Read More...]
We Need Your Stories of Trust and Faith to Help Each Other Heal: Having faith, trusting the universe or whatever higher powers that be is a life “Soulution” – a way to overcome challenge, discover inspiration or help another person. Sharing your story is a “Soulution,” and we need yours today. There are times in all of our lives … [Read More...]
Depression is so common, and it’s okay. No one has it together all the time, and you might need help. Diet, exercise and support are the first keys. But if you need medication, that’s ok too. Love yourself enough to do whatever it takes, because you are worth it! – Clare Brady My eating disorder was completely paralyzing. I didn’t … [Read More...]
Soulution: “Self-worth does not come from the attention of others. We all have gifts and strengths that make us special – using them will help you realize that you are capable of so much more than you believed!” We all have stories of heartache - the jerk that cheated or never called back. They are inevitable (unfortunately), but we learn, … [Read More...]
Angela and I had an “aha” moment yesterday. We realized that, while many of the topics we share here are pretty darn serious, smaller everyday stresses like work, relationships, finances and life in general build up daily, taking a definite toll, especially over time. In fact, these daily insidious issues very often lead to the bigger … [Read More...]
“Find a friend or family member that you trust and be totally honest with them. Ask them to help you get through this difficult time. If you have faith of any kind, use it to help you find peace during your struggle. Every day when you wake up, make a decision to be healthy and strong. Yes, there will be bad days when you want to turn back, … [Read More...]
Alicia A. overcame being bullied and teased relentlessly by other girls with this Soulution: “If you are being bullied, you can take certain actions to change things right now. Remove yourself from the situation, and tell someone what’s going on. And, no matter how ugly you feel, or what any mean girl says, that is her problem - know you … [Read More...]
"Tasha" overcame being forcibly raped by a boy she was dating at only 14-years-old and would like to share this Soulution: “Know that you didn’t ask for this to happen, and that you are worthy of being loved. And, 8th grade…well, it isn’t forever.” I was going into the 8th grade and I was “madly in love” with this boy. You … [Read More...]
Random Fact of Kindness: “Vagal response,” “vagal tone,” and “vagal profile” have plenty to do with how positive you feel on a daily basis, but are completely unrelated to sex, kegels, or how certain body parts appear to the naked eye. They are attributes of the one “nerve” in your body that is responsible for the warm, fuzzy … [Read More...]