True Confessions of                         -                 ~ A Soul Safari  ~
By Nanci Hartland
Illustrated by Mariah Grace

Some of the Best Stories of Adventure, Challenges and Advice - EVER!

How to Love, Work, Play, Travel and Embrace Life as never before...

'Remarkable Giraffes' contains my personal African Journal with my personal photographs and Mariah Grace's charming illustrations.

I added twelve compelling stories of remarkable people with a "Stick My Neck Out Giraffe Personality" I met along the way.  Also a motley and colorful collection of musings about God, money, the family circus, this crazy thing called LOVE and the pursuit of happiness. I'm happy to have set adrift an ark for a few of my animals. 
"Circumstance may give you the life you have at twenty...
It is then up to you to dream, dare, create and then celebrate
the life you have at twenty-one and beyond..." ~ Nanci Hartland

Read About...

Carolle Jean-Murat, M.D. who left a small poor village in Haiti at the age of 19 determined to become one of the world's top surgeons and Gynecologists. For the past 15 years has returned to her native land to offer free surgery to women with Fistula through her non-profit. Now more than ever Haiti needs what she has to offer.

Find Out How...
Between 1989 and 2003, a second violent war devastated the West 
African country of Liberia. Civilians were the casualties of the clashes         between President Charles Taylor’s army of rebels and corrupt warlords; thousands of children were conscripted as soldiers, thousands of women 
raped. Over 250,000 were killed in the violence and more than a million people displaced from their homes. 

Then discover...

Leymah Gbowee; winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, gathered thousands of courageous, determined Christian and Muslim women together to pray, chant and sing in the midst of Liberia's bloody 17 year Civil War, took on a corrupt President and violent warlords and won peace for their children and their shattered country. Real power need not always flow from the barrel of a gun.   

Part of this tragedy is these courageous women's story barely got 
any news coverage. The world was too busy watching the bombing 
in Iraq. 

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” by filmmakers Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker documents the actions of these brave women. The film is worth 
seeing and is available on Netflix.    

Learn from... 

J.D. Mumma, a drop-out and homeless man, how he overcame his circumstances to create The Human Excellence University and coaches and teaches throughout the world.

Most people have this innate sense of our humanity and want to make our world a better place... 

This unique book has a little wit, wisdom, whimsy and 42 thought-provoking questions that will inspire you to create a lasting family keepsake or a private journal of your life so far. Perhaps it will spark a personal memoir that captures first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories and the pearls of wisdom  you've gathered along the way. You may begin to recognize and write down a few of your defining moments and be in touch with your talents, gifts and where your heart wants to lead you for future adventures to write home about.
Responding to these questions from a deep place in your heart can give you
a new quality of life and a new path to happiness. Whatever it took to get you where you are today, it is not enough to keep you there.

We all have a story to tell, lessons and wisdom to share. Hard won dreams, and stories that we may want to pass on to our children and grandchildren.  
"Remarkable Giraffes" shows you how to create a Journal that tells your story. A unique every day guide to life and a fun way for you to record your experiences and lessons learned in this adventure called LIFE 101.

Is your 'Bucket List" written down?

This is the time and the place to get in touch with old and new dreams.
Your intent is powerful. The word “intent” implies that the intender knows of their power to create a result. This book’s intention is to have you share yourself; guide, uncover, reveal your thoughts, record events and defining moments in your life.
One of your intentions may be to leave a legacy for others to know you. A touch-stone for others as well as for yourself… Life is a fascinating process; fleeting moments that are forgotten or tucked away may be recalled. Joy and heartache that we move on from, and yet, somehow change us…Grew us to be more.
"Remarkable Giraffes" may create a sense of urgency to write down your defining moments, the people and wisdom that shaped your life and leave a Legacy for others. Your answers may surprise you.
It will become your bedside journal and companion for many years to come.
This is the beginning of an unusual journey... It is the beginning of a Safari to your Soul. A step into recognizing that YOU are also a Remarkable Giraffe!
Along the way you may rediscover your own endearing, quirky personality of long ago dreams and aspirations; you know the one... Before you got so busy.
This unique journal becomes a Sacred Journey
as you create a Legacy of experiences and wisdom.

                                                               © 2008-2015  Nanci Hartland