The routine of work has very much set back in and the holidays now seem like a distance memory. But rest assure, during this hustle and bustle, we’ve taken some down time to reflect on the inspiring things that have occurred. Here are the lessons we’ve learned this week: Roadblocks can sometimes steer you in a better direction.
Twenty years after her death, we look back and remember the style icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn
. When Hepburn was younger she fantasised about being a ballerina, yet physical deprivations from WW2 hindered her dream. But, alas, she still managed to find her talents and is now famed the world over for her films, style and her humanitarian world. The lesson: you may hit hurdles but you’ll eventually find what you love in life. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Curiosity is part of being a human, so this week we've created a list of the questions you should always ask
when it comes to life, love, career and success. These are things you should never be afraid to say. Find your voice and speak up, it’ll only ever lead to better things. The importance of friends
. This week a study was released revealing that those who are married live longer
. Despite whether you’re loved up or very single, the lessons learned from this are the same - human interaction is so important for our wellbeing. Having companionship and social engagement can help our health and happiness. So instead of plonking yourself on the couch tonight why not see what you best bud is up to? Who knows, those few hours with them could help you live longer. Women have a voice.
At this week’s Golden Globe Jodie Foster presented a beautiful and eloquent speech on the nature of celebrity and the “modern-day” family. Foster’s speech, which caused a few wet eyes at the awards, forced us to look back at other inspiring words from famous women (see here
). A quote from Hilary Clinton truly sums up women’s importance in the word and is perfect inspiration to take with you this weekend:
“If women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations will flourish.”