Soul Voices

Girls Rule: Ultimate Women's History Month Reading List

Posted by Nicole Finitsis on Mar 20, 2017 8:25:48 PM


It is true - girls, in fact, do rule!  And it is only appropriate that Soul Models, founded on the concept of empowering girls to be their authentic selves, celebrate the stories and trailblazers who have made it possible to be a young woman growing up today. Check out our ultimate reading list in honor of National Women's History Month, showcasing women's accomplishments in the sciences, arts, politics, sports and more. While this list is written with younger minds in consideration, it may even provoke new knowledge for any age. Use as reference for the young girl in your life, or, a gift guide throughout the year!

Girl, You Got It Going On - A List of Story Collections That Remind a Girl With the Power of Many, Anything Can Happen

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Love Your Inner Circle. Friends Over Followers.

Posted by Nicole Finitsis on Mar 6, 2017 7:07:48 PM


Friendship Measured in Real Relationships, Not Social Media 

Young girls of our current generation are engrossed, influenced and in many ways, tested by social media everyday – it cannot be avoided.  They Tweet, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Facebook and I am sure even more this slightly older millennial hasn’t heard of yet.  Tweens and teens in particular spend as much time on their mobile devices (nearly 9 hours in some cases) as they do on their PCs and laptops.  This is a LOT of time for what could be damaging relationship consumption between strangers and school friends alike, especially if a particular young girl is unsuspecting enough.  There is a lot to be said about the therapy of releasing ourselves from “plugging” into the virtual world and focusing instead on what is in front of us every day.

As a young girl and even today, I tend to keep my inner circle small and I love life that way.  At any given time, I had 2, maybe 3 friends that were really my true friends.  These treasured friends are really the definition of a “best” friend.  I am talking spill-your- guts-out-to, cry over the sad as well as the happy, know what they are thinking by just looking at them type of true friends.  These are the people that need your attention and the perfect excuse to pull yourself away from the hustle of social media.  I find it helpful to cultivate meaningful relationships by thinking through some practical self-evaluation of myself, as well as who I want to be spending my time around in a handful of easy steps.  

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Falling In Love With Mindful Walks

Posted by Nicole Finitsis on Nov 21, 2016 11:41:14 AM

This past fall has been a whirlwind, the start of a new job, the kickoff of a new Soul Models program, my daughter beginning Kindergarten, and just the general busyness of life.  But with all of these changes and gifts of change and growth have resulted in a more mindful approach of using every moment I can to connect with those I love.

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Nourishing My Soul

Posted by Susan Smart on Oct 3, 2016 11:04:00 AM

We all need to take time to nourish our soul.  This allows us to be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.   I like to surround myself with people who make me hungry for life, touch my heart and nourish my soul. 

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Seacoast Soul Models Fall Program - Starting SOON!

Posted by Libby Hite on Sep 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Seacoast Soul Models’ full 10-week program series is fast approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited for what is to come! Our program planning team has brought together top-notch facilitators and high impact activities to continue our journey of working with girls in 5th through 8th grade throughout Southern Maine and the Seacoast of New Hampshire.

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Reflecting on Mimyasa

Posted by Nicole Finitsis on Sep 7, 2016 12:01:15 PM

After months of preparation (and remembering to breathe ourselves!) our inaugural Mimyasa could not have been better!  Our host Pamela Blodgett of Brain Training of New England opened up her beautiful home and gardens to our 50+ guests on a spectacular Sunday morning in Kittery and we were able to introduce Seacoast Soul Models to an amazing community of seacoast women.

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Robert's Maine Grill Hosts Community Supper

Posted by Katie Shine on Sep 6, 2016 9:03:23 AM

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Event Press Release

Posted by Katie Shine on Aug 8, 2016 10:54:35 AM

EVENT PRESS RELEASE

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Four Ways To Become The Best YOU Possible

Posted by Lauren Bradley on Aug 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

When I was your age…

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She's One of Those 'Creative Types'

Posted by Tanya Hart on Jul 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

My whole life has been about artistic expression. Some of my earliest memories are dressing up as Cyndi Lauper, Ariel the Little Mermaid and She-Ra while creating my own story lines and acting out plays with my best childhood friend. I've always been attracted to bright colors, avant garde fashions and anything non-traditional. Even to this day, I get so lost in my imagination and dreams that it can be hard to focus on anything else.

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