For the Ladies

SIMONE BILES
There was so much hype and pressure around this 19-year-old phenom leading up to the Olympics—and she proved why in Rio. The three-time all-around World Champion dominated at her debut Olympics, taking home five medals: gold in the team, individual all-around, vault, and floor competition, and bronze on the beam. She’s the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold in vault, and joins Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, and Nastia Liukin in a tie for the most medals won by a U.S. female gymnast in a single Olympics.

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THE FINAL FIVE

While they’re not the first American gymnastics team to win Olympic gold—the Magnificent Seven did it first in ’96 and the Fierce Five did it in 2012—they are the first to win by such a record margin (8.209 points, to be exact). Team veterans Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas also became the only two American women to earn two Olympic team all-around gold medals. And the group’s nine total medals (four gold, two silver, two bronze) beat the record of eight for most medals won by a U.S. women’s gymnastics team, which had previously been shared by the 1984 and 2008 teams. When I asked National Team Coordinator Marta Karolyi what she thought about the performance of her last group of ladies, she smiled and succinctly said, “Mission accomplished.”

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KATIE LEDECKY

As the youngest (yet most dominant) female swimmer on Team USA, Katie’s five medals in Rio put her in pretty good company: She’s only the second woman to win three individual freestyle events at a single Olympics, the third American woman to win four gold medals at a single Olympics, and she’s tied with Janet Evans and Brooke Bennett as the only U.S. women to win back-to-back 800-meter freestyle Olympic golds. Her 800-meter free time of 8:04.79 marks the fifth time she has lowered the world record in that event. And here’s the craziest part: I’m pretty sure we haven’t even seen the best of Katie Ledecky yet.

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EMMA COBURN

Coburn scored a bronze in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, becoming the first American woman to win a medal in the event—and the first U.S. athlete, male or female, to nab a steeplechase medal since Brian Diemer won bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Game

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The Beauty Of A Woman

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes;
Because that’s the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in a facial mole;
But true beauty in a woman,
is reflected by her soul.

It’s the caring that she cares to give,
the passion that she shows;
And the beauty of a woman
with passing years only grows.

  • Are your feeling good about your life today?
  • Have you lost your creativity, enthusiasm and joy for life?
  • Do you feel mentally and emotionally drained?
  • Is your excitement for life gone?
  • Are feeling unproductive and unfulfilled?
  • Are you hounded by feelings of under achievement?
  • Is there more to you than meets the eye?
  • Are you feeling weighed down and on the verge of giving up?
  • Are you tired and have had enough?
  • Are you bored of your daily ho-hum existence and want to start living an exciting life?
  • Are you wondering what more you can do with your life?

Wait! Don’t give up!

Life is filled with up and down moments, you are constantly bombarded by pressures from every quarter of life and confronted by many issues needing attention. The down moments of life may deplete your “motivational bank accounts” and erode your emotions leaving you feeling drained,empty and blah.

Below excellent articles for us ladies to motivate us as well inspire.

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