Inspiring Women, come in all shapes, sizes, ages and cultures. They provide us with someone to look up to and choose parts of their life that we can model to better our own. They often show us many lessons in life that they have already learned so we can bypass what could be difficult learning’s.
As a woman I have to say a MASSIVE THANKYOU to all of those women who simply are the BEST unique self they possibly can be. You constantly show me what greatness I can achieve in my life as you have taken many of those steps before me.
When asked to outline a few amazing women who inspire me my list could go on forever, because there are so many fragments of people’s lives that I am in awe of and constantly take on as my own practice if it seems to work well.
Here are a few women who hold the bar of life achievement quite high in their own industries, whose life stories both intrigue and inspire me:
Eloise Welling is a local Grays Point lady who recently competed for Australia in the 2012 Olympics for the 10,000 metre race. She is one of the founding partners of Love Mercy Foundation- who set up much needed health centres and child sponsorship programs in Uganda.
I had the privilege of watching Eloise share her story with the local residents of Grays Point recently and learned that she saw the Olympics on TV at age 10 and decided that one day she wanted to compete for Australia.
Eloise was tenacious in pursuing this goal while enduring many knockbacks and physical setbacks.
At a turning point in her career she was fortunate to meet Ugandan Olympian and former child soldier Julius Achon. Achon shared his life story of growing up in war torn Uganda. It was at this time that Wellings decided she had another just as important calling in life as her Olympic dream- ‘to help ‘others live an empowered life’. From this the Love Mercy Foundation was founded.
One lesson that stuck with me from Eloise’s talk was “GOD created us to heal stronger than we were before.” (This was one of her most profound lesson from multiple stress fractures that threatened her Olympic dream). And “a stress fracture will never reoccur in the same place again, the bone will heal stronger in that particular place.”
Eloise shows us that a spark of inspiration as a child can be fueled to achieve any dream if passion and persistence if present.
Eloise is just about to become a mother for the first time. We wish her every success in pursuing her future goals. Thank you for your inspiration Eloise.
You can support Love Mercy’s Cents for Seeds program through their fundraiser page here.
GoodieDo wrote a blog post about the Love Mercy’s Cents for Seeds project back in October 2012. View it here.
The second woman I wanted to write about is Miranda Kerr.
I often walk through the airport faced with large billboard posters of this gorgeous mother looking back at me. I often hear fellow passengers comment ‘She is just amazing!’ Who is she? Miranda Kerr. Sure she is a supermodel so she has to be physically beautiful.
As a mother of two I often am amazed at how women find the time to really look after themselves when they have beautiful little people to look after also.
The reason I have selected Miranda Kerr as one of my inspirational women is because of her core values of health, nutrition and devotion to a spiritual source.
Known as ‘an advocate for all things natural healthy and organic,’ Kerr provides a great role model to young women. Here are a few of her achievements:
- International catwalk and Victoria’s Secret super model
- Was organically found as model talent at 13yrs of age when her girlfriend entered her in a Dolly magazine competition
- A mother of 2 yr old Flynn
- The ambassador of Qantas
- Founder of organic skin care range Kora Organics
- Practices and promotes healthy lifestyle and eating
- Authored her first book ‘Treasure Yourself’ an inspiration to women of all ages about self confidence, inner beauty and acceptance. Check it out here.
- Dedicates her time to Kids Helpline. She says “I really want to encourage the younger generations to believe in themselves’.
Juggling motherhood with community advocacy and being involved in topics she is passionate about while simply promoting a super healthy lifestyle- check out Miranda’s blog posts here. I find Miranda a fabulous inspiration for myself, teenagers and women around the globe.
Thank you Miranda for being so darn gorgeous inside and out!
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