By Nanci Hartland
Illustrations by Mariah Grace
The Best Stories of Adventure, Challenges 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...
Since she was a young girl, Nanci Hartland interviewed people, from lobstermen in Camden, Maine when she was 10 to her Aunt Mamie, who had many adventures in her life. Traveling the world she found fascinating stories for her newspaper and magazine columns.
"Remarkable People" contains twelve compelling stories of people
Nanci met and interviewed along the way that had 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 and become one of the world's best Gynecologists and
surgeons. Each year she returns to her native island to
do free surgery to women with Fistula. Now more than ever Haiti needs what she has to offer.
Find Out How... Between 1989 and 2003, a 2nd violent war devastated the West African country of Liberia. For 14 years corrupt President Charles Taylor’s army of rebels and corrupt warlords wreaked havoc and war on women and children, thousands of children were conscripted as soldiers, 300,000 civilians were murdered and 250,000 men raped women.
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 Civil War. Find out the harrowing details of a corrupt President and violent warlords who shattered a country. And how these women won peace for their children and built a new nation from 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 men and women may 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 homeless man. Find out how he his circumstances to create 'The Human Excellence University' and now 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 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