SOARING into Strength: The Book
Would you love to have the inner strength to “Never give up” and to overcome life’s obstacles with grace, humor, and courage? Wherever you are in your life journey, SOARING into Strength is a transformative experience that provides illumination and inspiration as you seek to become the best version of yourself.
SOARING into Strength Positive Health Initiative
Our goal is impact—the greatest impact possible. The SOARING into Strength Positive Health Initiative’s 23 workshops integrate the latest Positive Psychology findings. No other organization has amassed such an extensive lineup of thought leaders in one comprehensive initiative.
Employee-engagement initiatives
Soaringwords’ award-winning employee-engagement initiatives have impacted more than 150,000 professionals at Fortune 50 companies including Accenture, American Express, Meta, Google, JetBlue, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Viacom, and Verizon to boost agency and resilience.
The Power to Heal®
Soaringwords’ mission is to inspire children, families, adults, seniors, and health care professionals to take active roles in self-healing to experience greater physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

This accessible, user-friendly platform benefits people at the most vulnerable times in their lives when they are grappling with a wide range of challenges such as illness, trauma, grief, and the implications of living through a global pandemic.

Soaringwords collaborates with municipalities, health and human service agencies, community organizations, and companies to create substantive change.

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No other organization has amassed such an extensive lineup of leaders in the field of Positive Psychology in one comprehensive initiative.

Our goal is impact – the greatest impact possible. To that end, we have developed a number of powerful programs based on our SOARING into Strength Model which has been presented at 16 scientific conferences around the world.

Since 2000, Soaringwords’ interventions have been shared with more than 500,000 people. The SOARING into Strength Positive Health Initiative includes 23 virtual workshops led by Soaringwords’ CEO & Founder Lisa Buksbaum, integrating the latest science from leading Positive Psychology experts who are featured in each session.

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How Soaringwords was Born

After three life-changing encounters with death and illness occurred in Soaringwords’ CEO & Founder’s family in the span of ten months, Lisa Honig Buksbaum knew that she had to do something to help millions of ill children, families, and adults to “Never give up!”

One day while walking along the ocean during the height of her son’s catastrophic illness, she had a calling and heard the name “Soaringwords.”

Suddenly, she knew why she was born and was determined to create an organization to provide healing tools that could bolster the physical, emotional, and mental well-being for people facing challenges.

Testimonials
SOARING into Strength: Jersey City Health & Human Services leadership testimonials
SOARING into Strength: Silicon Valley Year-Long Initiative
SOARING into Strength: Silicon Valley Year-Long Initiative was launched in Silicon Valley in October 2020. Over the course of one year, 23 virtual workshops were shared with hundreds of participants. This is what participants had to say about the workshops.
SOARING into Strength: Jersey City Health & Human Services employee testimonials
Jersey City was the launch city for the World Economic Forum Healthy Cities Initiative. Soaringwords workshops were the mental health component. This is what Jersey City Health & Human Services Staff had to say about the workshops
Linda Ivory-Green, Director, Jersey City Division of Community Health and Wellness
My staff as health educators were able to build their capacity to engage the community on a more intimate level, more efficiently and effectively, while learning communication skills. They were better able to have self-confidence in going out and educating the community on all the various health issues Soaringwords workshops took the staff to a whole different level with self-confidence, building trust amongst themselves and within the groups.
Paul Bellan-Boyer, Director, Jersey City Division of Injury Prevention
We needed to work better as a team, to understand each other, communicate, and trust each other’s experience. We didn’t know that the Soaringwords trainings also would be a lot of fun. And we didn’t know that it was preparing us to respond to a mass shooting and that we were developing skills for a pandemic that would demand new levels of commitment, at the same time we needed new ways of working together to serve the residents of our beloved city.
Stacey Flanagan, Director, Jersey City Health and Human Services
In 2019, the city of Jersey City was selected as a pilot city for the World Economic Forum’s health cities and communities 2030 campaign. … We invited Soaringwords to be one of our partners in the effort so that we could continue to work on mental health together. Making sure that our staff really understands diversity and has a heightened level of cultural sensitivity, understanding, and competency is really at the forefront of our work around health... Read more
SOARING into Strength:
The Book

Since she was a child, Lisa wanted to help. Whether it was rescuing a blind duck at a park or defending her younger brother against bullying when he experienced severe asthma attacks—Lisa always found herself in the role of a helper during times of crisis.

As an adult, a phone call at four o’clock in the morning launched a trifecta of trauma that changed Lisa’s life forever. Three experiences with death and illness occurred in her family in just 10 months. Her beloved brother died suddenly of an asthma-induced heart attack, her father was battling lymphoma, and her son became catastrophically ill. When her family’s world imploded, Lisa felt as if she had become irrevocably damaged.

Instead, she discovered her calling during a sunrise walk along the beach at the height of her son’s illness. Lisa heard the word “Soaringwords,” and suddenly knew why she was born. She channeled her passion and resilience into a global movement that would inspire millions of people to never give up.

Her lifetime of experiences helping others through trauma, grief, illness, and setbacks—combined with her own personal experiences—led her to found Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of inspiring children, families, adults, seniors, and health care professionals to take active roles in self healing to experience greater physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Today, Lisa is an internationally recognized Positive Psychology thought leader.

Wherever you are within your journey, this debut memoir provides illumination and inspiration as you seek to become the best version of yourself, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

Overcome life’s obstacles with grace, humor, and courage

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Praise for SOARING into Strength: Love Transcends Pain

Here is what thought leaders and best-selling authors are saying about SOARING into Strength: Love Transcends Pain.

Joselin Linder
Author, The Family Gene
“Whether tending to a blind duck at the local park or beating the crap out of bullies while they were attacking her younger brother, Buksbaum’s biting humor and indomitable spirit will inspire you to become the hero of your own life. After experiencing multiple setbacks and challenges, Lisa launched Soaringwords, a global movement to inspire millions of people to believe they are stronger than they ever imagined.”
Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
Co-founder, Happiness Studies Academy
“SOARING into Strength is an authentic coming-of-age story that provides us with a much-needed compass to navigate life’s challenges. Lisa masterfully weaves sound advice with comforting stories—which is precisely what we all need, today more than ever.”
Dr. Bernard Beitman
Founder, Coincidence Project; visiting professor, University of Virginia; author, Connecting with Coincidence
“Infused with her expansive love and deeply lived knowing, Lisa Buksbaum’s elegantly inspiring words will soar into your hearts to transform the isolation of illness into loving connectedness. Her profound faith and several tumultuous life experiences opened up powerful synchronicities and pathways to creating this global healing organization that models how to take active roles in self-healing through compassion for others.”
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