Where do you go for inspiration?
It comes in many forms, often when we least expect it. However, the Soulhub Team are often asked about books, people, podcasts and content which inspires them, which can help inspire you.
On this page we slowly gathering our favourite people for our Soul Inspiration. We will keep adding to this page, so do come back and see new thoughts and content. They’re people who live from their hearts, who have strong values and communicate well. They’re soul people.
Based in South Africa, Green Renaissance are all about sharing ideas and inspiring change.
They are a husband and wife team, on a journey to share positive stories, only making films that excite them. A mostly self-funded venture that captures and shares conversations with people who appreciate the true beauty in the world. Other times just ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
We would love you to support them to continue their beautiful work, by sharing their videos and donating where and how possible.
Curious to see then visit their YouTube channel
Dr. Zac Bush MD
Zach applies the rigour of science, the strength of humanity, and the intelligence of nature to transform our health & our world. He is truly inspirational!
Zach Bush MD is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.
Dr. Gabor Mate
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in over thirty languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His next book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture is due out on September 13, 2022. His second next book, Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children is expected in 2023. Gabor is also co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others internationally.
The official line from her website:
“I’m a research professor at the University of Houston, where I hold the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. I am also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I’m the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers, and I’m the host of the original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.
The bottom line: I believe that you have to walk through vulnerability to get to courage, therefore…embrace the suck. I try to be grateful every day, and my motto right now is “Courage over comfort.”
I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only. I’ve been married to Steve for almost 25 years, and we have two amazing kids, Ellen and Charlie, and a weird bichon named Lucy.”
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
A movie that inspires one to discover and follow one’s bliss with courage and compassion, knowing that this is our own unique hero’s journey.
“I AM” – Movie by Tom Shadyac
“I Am” is the story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac, who experiences a life threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” With a film crew of four, Tom visits some of today’s great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists (Howard Zinn, Lynn McTaggart, Desmond Tutu, Thom Harmann, Coleman Barks) searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes all of the other problems, while simultaneously reflecting on his own life choices of excess, greed and eventual healing. What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along?