Monday, May 1, 2017

Oola for Women: The Secret to Finding Balance

Balance. It’s what so many of us strive for yet few us truly find. As women, it’s in our nature to sacrifice our own time to nurture and care for those around of us. As a result our lives tend to be a bit unbalanced in some key area or areas of our life. I know for me, finding time to focus on my physical and mental health was seriously lacking for years. This resulted in little eating and one unhappy momma who suffered from anxiety, hormonal depression and daily exhaustion. For you it may be something different like your career or even your faith that is lacking focus and attention. Whatever it may be, we want and we deserve balance in all areas of our life. But how do we achieve that? Well, through the Oola method of course.

If you’ve never heard of Oola, then you are missing out on something amazing and life changing! Oola, as defined by creators Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl, is “that state of awesomeness. It is when your life is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of life – the 7F’s of Oola (Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun)”.  Doesn’t that just sound amazing? Who wouldn’t want to live a balanced life full of awesomeness? I know I would! And I am trying...with motivation from their new book, “Oola for Women”.

Yes, the authors of the original Oola book, “Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World” have written a new book just for women, and it is a must read for all women looking to find or maintain an Oola life! I have read the original book, and while this book is similar in that it touches on the key areas of Oola to include the 7F’s, Oola Blockers and Oola Accelerators, what makes “Oola for Women” different from the original is the multiple stories from women all around the world who are either “Seeking Oola” or who are “Living Oola” based on the section being discussed. For example, in Chapter 6, Oola Field, you will first read about what defines “Field” or career. It discusses the difference between “Dream Job and Day Job” leaving you to ponder about what you truly want to do with your career. Next, are two inspirational stories, one from a woman who was Seeking Oola and another by a woman who was Living it! These stories you may be able to relate to. Others you may not. Every one of them is touching as you realize that success and balance is possible. Last, the chapter ends with steps on how to balance and grow this key area in your life. This cycle is repeated for every Oola F, every Oola Blocker and every Oola Accelerator! Forty-two stories in all! Amazing!

I’m not fully done with the book, but ever since I picked it up, I’ve had trouble putting it down. This book touches on so many key areas of my life that I need to work on. The stories that correlate with each section really bring home the discussed topic. It has helped me understand how I can change each area of my life for the better; to bring it to balance and continuous growth. It has encouraged me to redo my Oola Wheel (which it teaches you how at the end!) and has motivated me to save up for the next OolaPalooza that comes to a nearby town! Most importantly this book has made me realize my worth.


As a mom of two, a wife, a career woman, a housekeeper…the list goes on…I focus on so much that is around me. I crave balance and this book has taught me that I deserve balance. I deserve to live a life of Oola. But to do so, I’m going to have to work hard for it. I’m willing to do that. Are you?

If you’re like me, struggling to find balance in this fast paced, always working, ever changing place we call home, then I strongly encourage you to pick up “Oola for Women” and make reading it your first step to achieving the life you deserve; a life full of happiness, freedom, growth, purpose and most importantly, balance!

This book comes out on May 2nd (yes, that’s tomorrow!). You can pre-order it right now here! Don’t wait!

Disclaimer: Although I received this book for free in exchange for my review, this has in no way influenced my opinion about this book. Everything I have written above is written with full honesty and truth.