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    Inspirational Women

    If you could have a conversation with any inspirational woman, alive or dead, who would that be? Over the years, I have been fascinated by many inspirational women. They grab my attention for a number of reasons such as their ability to overcome adversity, helping others with their personal challenges and also achieving amazing things. Through their influence, they have shown me what is possible and how to strive for my dreams and desires.

    J.K. Rowling

    Firstly, I admire JK Rowling hugely. There is the obvious reason for being the most successful children’s author of all time. She wrote her first novel as a single mum creating stories that children immerse themselves. She has ignited a love of reading in many young person which will hopefully stay with them for a life time. However, what really strikes me about this amazing woman, is her ability to recognise what really matters in life. She uses her position of fame to empower men and women to live their lives. She is a great role model and a creator of the most inspiring quotes such as We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. This empowers you to stop looking externally for the things you want; and to start realising you do have the strength within to achieve whatever you wish to.

    Michelle Obama

    Secondly, Michelle Obama has stood out to me as a woman of immense substance. She has managed to immerse herself in a supportive role for her husband, without being submissive or losing her own sense of grace. Her impact on the world has been as strong as her husband’s. She has shown herself to be a great mother, a powerful orator and filled with a strong sense of purpose. Michelle has been one of the main inspirational women in 2016. Her actions were carried out with dignity, intelligence and humility. During her time as the First Lady, she has focused on education, adolescent girl’s education worldwide. healthy families and service members. She has served to empower and inspire women. ‘Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.’ As a woman myself and as a Stress Specialist who works closely with women, this is a message we all need to read and follow.

    Maya Angelou

    Thirdly, but not exhaustively, Maya Angelou, has provided me with courage and insight when I have needed it. Her determination and ability to overcome immense adversity took her to amazing places. She pulled herself from the depths of life to one of influence and empowerment. She dedicated her life to truth, freedom and immortalised her words in the written form. Her famous quote ‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ is held close to me both personally and professionally. Her ability to express her story with such inspired vulnerability is a lesson to us all. To face the story means we can lift the burdens of our pasts to live liberated lives.

    These 3 inspirational women have touched the lives of many people and are sure to continue to do so for generations to come. Of course there are many more examples of women, both famous and out of the public eye. I can think of women who I share my life with, far from the world of fame, who inspire me daily. The way they juggle their many roles whilst dealing with the many challenges life offers inspires me through the tough times. Their capacity for kindness, laughter and tenacity amazes me. You amaze me.

    Who are your inspirational women? I would love to read your comments below.

     

     

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  • Posted by Cathy Simmons on December 17, 2016, 2:41 pm

    Love the J.K. Rowling quote, Giselle.
    So true and a timely reminder.

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