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Live On Purpose

My Motto:

The biggest job I have in my life is figuring out my purpose. I will fulfill the highest  truest expression of myself as a human being and I will always live my life on purpose!

Oprah’s Lifeclass

 

Inspirational Women Of The Day

Oprah Winfrey

Homa Khaleeli

The Guardian, March 7, 2011

Article History

Oprah Winfrey

The talkshow host, actress and philanthropist is not satisfied with having conquered the US and is now taking on the whole world

Being black and a woman has not stopped Oprah Winfrey becoming one of the most powerful people in the world and her claim to influence lies on stronger foundations than her ability to get stars such as Tom Cruise over-sharing on her couch.

The importance of an appearance on her talkshow was underlined when the then President-elect Barack Obama was a guest – it was seen as providing a boost to his profile not hers.

She rose to become the world’s first black female self-made billionaire from a childhood so poor it sounds like a punchline for a joke – she adopted two cockroaches as pets and wore sackcloth as her grandmother could not afford to buy her clothes.

Her willingness to talk about her years of being sexually abused, her teenage pregnancy and the loss of her baby, her constant battle with her weight and childhood poverty have made her a hero to millions of viewers around the world.

Her endorsements can make careers (books she mentions routinely become bestsellers) and she doesn’t always pick perfectly (Jenny McCarthy appeared on her show to explain why she thinks vaccination caused her son’s autism), but her support for gay rights, Aids awareness, sexual abuse victims and literacy campaigns are impressive and consistent.

As is her philanthropy: she founded a school in South Africa, Oprah’s Angel Network, which gives educational grants, and personally donated $10m to rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina.

At 57, she’s hardly self-effacing – her latest venture is her own televisionchannel to add to a magazine called O, The Oprah Magazine – but few have done as much to put women, poor black ones at that, on the international map.

Women In The News

Michelle ernsdorf

Michelle Ernsdorff Creates “Compass to Care” to Help Children with Cancer and their Families

Michelle Ernsdorff, Founder of Compass to Care, has a passion to help children with cancer. As a childhood cancer survivor, Michelle knows the emotional and financial struggles her parents faced while traveling to get her the best care, and her foundation is dedicated to scheduling and paying for the travel arrangements the families of children with cancer require. Michelle, who holds a BS in Nuclear Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and an MBA from Northeastern Illinois University, had a successful career in the healthcare environment before deciding to dedicate her life to Compass to Care full-time. Michelle now brings her knowledge and proven success in effective business planning, brand and market awareness, process and procedure development to Compass to Care.

Local Inspiration

Magic Mosaics: women making a difference in the Hills

Magic Mosaics may be a new group in town but its members are already making a difference both here and overseas.

Great friends Robyn Atkins and Sue Mitchell, who both run small businesses, set up the group at the end of last year to provide free mentoring help, regular events and to support worthwhile programs.

They have already collected several boxes of bras for The Uplift Program, which sends new and pre-loved bras to women overseas. and they are seeking more.

Last year Uplift sent 80,000 bras to various places including Papua New Guinea, Fiji the Philippines and Solomon Islands.

Magic Mosaics is hoping to collect a whole lot more next at the Cars and Bras event at The Australian Brewery at Annangrove.  on Saturday, April 29

The event will combine the group’s work for the Variety Club Children’s Charity and the Uplift Program.

There will be a huge range of vintage and custom cars and bikes including the Team Sheriff Variety Bash cars with their pre 1974 Holdens and Valiant.

It is being held at The Australian Brewery, 350 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill from 10am to 4pm on April 29.

As well as supporting the Variety Club children’s charity, members of Magic Mosiacs donate clothes for the Fit For Work program at Parramatta which provides disadvantaged women with clothes for interviews and work.

 

Inspiration Of Style

Spring 2012 Trend: Super Bold Prints

Spring 2012 Trend: Super Bold Prints

There are prints, and then there are PRINTS. All caps are necessary to describe the vibrant, swirling, styled-head-to-toe patterns that sashayed down the spring 2012 runways. While there’s plenty to choose from—oversize florals, mirrorlike geometric shapes, even parrot prints—we like how designer Joseph Altuzarra paired his fruit-punch blazer over a super-simple black top and pants.

Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam, Altuzarra, spring 2012

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