Inspiring Stories, Quotes and Tales for the Soul

The Definition of a Champion
We admire are sports heroes, but sometimes the word champion is mis-applied or over-used. This motivational video looks at what makes up the essence of a true champion. “At some time you’re going to face your fears or your match and it’s okay to fail. You know, it’s okay.... Read more
Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o’s Speech On Beauty Will Inspire You
Watch Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o’s speech on black beauty as she accepts the Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood Award. It’s a fantastic message for everyone. Read more
Why Do We Fall?

Why Do We Fall?

Videos March 3, 2014

This motivational video looks at the obstacles we face and how they are but temporary blocks on the road to success. “Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside, and something else will... Read more
This Little Boy Has a Rare Muscle Condition and Lives with Intense Pain. Then He Met this Wonderful Dog.
Little 8-year-old Owen Hawkins has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare disorder which causes his muscles to constantly seize. He lived each moment in pain and was quiet and withdrawn. Haatchi, and Anatolian Shepherd, was just a puppy when he was cruelly tied to a railway lineand hit by a train.... Read more
How to Live Before You Die – Steve Jobs
In 2005, Steve Jobs delivered a speech to the undergraduate class of 2005 at Stanford University. In it, he urges all of us to pursue our dreams and live our own life instead of someone else’s. He brings everything together through the retelling of three very personal stories from... Read more
She’s Got Talent – Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle’s inspirational performance on the television show, Britain’s Got Talent, in 2009. In this amazing televised audition for the show she wows the audience with a stunning performance of I Dreamed the Dream from Les Miserables. When she first walks on the stage, her frumpy appearance looks comical and you can see... Read more
Inch by Inch – Any Given Sunday
This is the scene from the movie, Any Given Sunday where Al Pacino delivers his famous “Inch by Inch” speech. In this inspiring delivery, Pacino’s character draws the comparison between life and the game of football, explaining that we need to fight for every inch along the way. Read more
Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech
Jimmy Valvano was a highly successful, charismatic, and beloved college basketball coach in the 1980s. He delivered this speech during ESPN’s ESPY award show in 1993, just eight weeks before he died of cancer at the relatively young age of 47. In the speech, Valvano acknowledged his losing battle with... Read more
This is Water

This is Water

Videos January 12, 2014

This is the commencement speech to the Kenyon College class of 2005, delivered by David Foster Wallace. In it, he discusses the subjects of empathy, awareness and the general lonesomeness of adult life. The title of the speech originates from the following simple parable: There are these two young fish... Read more
You’ll be amazed at what this kid wants to be when he grows up.
The answer is pretty simple. Kids want to grow up to be happy. Watch this inspiring video to see how Logan LaPlante used his own unconventional homeschooling program to make sure he’s on that very simple path to happiness. In this insightful TedTalk, Logan puts a case that education... Read more