"Remarkable People               -                 ~ A Soul Safari  ~
By Nanci Hartland
Illustrations 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...
 
This is more than a book...  It is a journey; a Life Plan to follow...
 
'Remarkable People" contains twelve compelling stories of people Nanci Hartland met and interviewed along the way with a "Stick My Neck Out Giraffe Personality". They persisted against the odds and changed their lives and others for good. Her personal life challenges; her Africa Journal and photographs as well as a motley and colorful collection of musings about God, money, the family circus, this crazy thing called LOVE and the pursuit of happiness will entertain and challenge you to look deeper. She is happy to have set adrift an ark for a few of her 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 how Carolle Jean-Murat, M.D.
 
left a small poor village in Haiti at the age of 19 determined to become one of the world's top surgeons and Gynecologists. Each year she returns to her native island 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. Over 300,000 civilians were killed in the violence and more than a million people displaced from their homes in the clashes between President Charles Taylor’s army of rebels and corrupt warlords. Thousands of children were conscripted as soldiers, 250,000 women raped.  
 
Then discover Leymah Gbowee... the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. This strong persistent woman gathered thousands of courageous Christian and Muslim women together to pray, chant and sing in the midst of Liberia's bloody 14 year Civil War. Together they took on a corrupt President and violent warlords and won peace for their children and their shattered country. Real Power does not always flow from the barrel of a gun. 
 
Sadly these courageous women's story barely got any news coverage. The world was too busy watching the bombing of Iraq. How many more could have been encouraged to do something similar?
 
“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 at forkfilms.net/pray-the-devil-back-to-hell.
   
Learn from...  J.D. Mumma, a drop-out and homeless man. Find out how he over came his circumstances to create 'The Human Excellence University' and now coaches, teaches and changes lives throughout the world.

The Realities of being a Woman in Africa.
 
Nanci Hartland through Lifetracks persisted in her belief that she could make a difference in the lives of the people in a small village at 8000 feet up in the mountains near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Then took on the challenge of helping to support a hospital that repairs the fistula created by FGM - Female Genital Mutilation. Read about her journey as she held girls and women as they cried of the pain and the terror of being held down by women they thought they could trust.
 
 Photo: I visit with a woman a few years after her surgery. She married and delivered a healthy baby.
 
"I cried with them; aware that my compassionate heart was finding its own peace within the world’s tragedies."

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 35 thought-provoking questions that may 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. As you 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.

        © 2008-2017  Nanci Hartland