The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul: Volunteerism.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul: Volunteerism. April 20, 2016


Have you ever met a soul hitchhiker? Robert Clancy is a soul hitchhiker. But, then so are you!

 What is a soul hitchhiker?

Robert Clancy says that “soul hitches” occur every day in interactions with others. Robert defines soul hitches as, “any interaction-large or small-that changes how one views oneself, an event or the world.” A chance run-in with a stranger or an intimate conversation with a family member creates an indelible imprint on our soul. You hitch a ride on someone’ else’s soul and you are changed forever.

Consider soul-hitches as hitching a ride on a big beautiful cosmic highway!

And how does one experience more of these incredible life-altering experiences? One amazing way is by volunteering-by putting yourself out in the world to help others. Says Clancy, “The more you reach out and help others, the more you’ll be guided on your highway naturally.”

What a beautiful thought that creates a powerful positive reaction. If thoughts are waves then Robert’s must be busy creating butterfly effects worldwide. The Butterfly Effect is a concept that small causes may have large effects.  



In this radio interview with Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod ® TV/Radio, Volunteerism and Love are at the heart of Robert’s Clancy’s message shared in his empowering book which is an evocative collection of Inspirational stories and transcendental journeys that transform the way you think about community service and humanity.


Clancy shares with you wisdom from his inspiring book filled with incredible tales and travels, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul: A Collection of Scenic Views of Volunteerism, Transcendental Encounters with Kindred Spirits and Lessons in Compassion.”

Robert Clancy is a soul-filled travelogue of experiences in which volunteerism is the catalyst for life-changing events and joyful interaction.

Hear Robert share how this awesome book is born from his own passion to serve, which began when he was just six years old.

Today, Robert blends his beautiful consciousness into his business life as co-founder and managing partner of Spiral Design Studio, one of the largest full-service graphic design and web development firms in the Northeast. Spiral Design’s clients include dozens of corporations, educational & healthcare organizations, non-profits and startups, including Citigroup, Home Depot, Sears, Activision, Disney, among many others.

Listen as tales of volunteerism are charmingly relayed by Robert Clancy. You can feel the power and passion of his love for humanity in his words.

Balancing his corporate commitments with his lifelong love and compassion for humanity, Clancy supports ongoing volunteerism within his business and his everyday life. His dedication to community – at both the regional and national levels – inspires his team and encourages youth, as well as professional leaders, to step up and give back. Robert takes he concept of “paying it forward” to a whole new level.

Says legendary actor, author and philanthropist Hugh O’Brian, who wrote the book’s foreword, “Robert is one of those people to whom I tip my hat. He is a dedicated volunteer who completely embodies the spirit of service-a selfless commitment to helping others in order to make a positive difference in the world.”

However, Clancy may best be known by the general public for his Facebook fan page, “Robert Clancy-Guide to the Soul”, which has a quarter of a million followers worldwide. Here, he offers divinely inspired thoughts and reflections that provide wisdom, thoughtfulness and encouragement to people hungry to get more out of life.

And so it follows naturally, that his second book, Daily Downloads and Fortune Cookies from the Universe, provides inspirational thoughts within nine uplifting categories–faith, hope, love, compassion, giving, peace, happiness, strength and leadership–to help center one’s spirit and encourage compassion for humanity.

This collection of nuggets is guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face, create acozy warmth and motivate one to make a difference.




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About the author/guest. Robert Clancy is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, master martial arts instructor in both Tae Kwon Do & Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido. Clancy is a published author from the heart of upstate New York who experienced a life-defining spiritual experience at the age of 19 which shares with listeners and writes about in his upcoming book with the working title, Soul Cyphers – Decoding a Life of Hope and Happiness. For more information, visit his website @


 About the Host: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod® and Author/Lecturer of International award winning bestseller, Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing which promotes patient advocacy and connecting with inner guidance for health, wealth, and love, contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & Premonitions, PATHEOS Blogger and Columnist to Women Voices Magazine: SOUL and HOME, and Wellenss Women 40 and Beyond: Dream Queen. Kat taught Special Education and Psychology. If you wish to be a radio show host, interviewed by Kat or wish to learn more about her go to to make your dreams come true.

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