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Valerie Sobel

55 Years Between Two Outbreaks of Petit Fame

Valerie Sobel | Posted 02.11.2017 | Style
Valerie Sobel

When I was 15, I found myself in the Canada, as if teleported from another planet. Communist Hungary's Revolution in 1956 left the borders open for a ...

Goodbye and Hello

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Valerie Sobel

From the day that art discovered me, to the opening of my first solo show, only one short year has passed. Producing a body of work (26 pieces so far) and finding the perfect gallery willing to show them sounds fictitious, yet that is exactly what happened.

Putting School Lessons to Practice: The Spirit of Giving

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Natalie Carpenter, a senior at Cal State University San Bernardino, started her shift at TGI-Friday thinking about her public relations campaigns clas...

Christmas Light Can Be a Cruel Light

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

The holidays bring up many feelings: some happy but some unnecessarily sad.

A Story of Real Love and Compassion

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

On a rainy afternoon, a young man of 19 was driving home from work. His car slid, then went out of control and landed on an embankment. There was no other car involved, and he was trapped for some time.

The Untold Truths of a Teen With Cancer

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

You will find that the third place winner of the Andre Sobel Essay contest, Arianna Elnes, could have easily been the first.

Real Talk About a "Silent Crisis"

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

I learn that Daniela's two-year struggle has ended. She is the beloved 14-year-old daughter of Bernardine. Her passing reinforces this commitment to give those like Bernardine and Daniela the gift of time together.

It Just Takes One: Margarita Orozco Changes Life Of Young Man Injured In Car Accident

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have made...

Bernardine And Daniela Joel: Nonprofit Helps Single Parent With Critically Ill Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For widow Bernardine Joel, the news that her energetic young daughter had an inoperable brain tumor was a crushing blow. Doctors told her that her dau...