When the melon and white colored book with a road warrior van emblazoned with stickers on the cover appeared in my mailbox for review, I opened it with delight. I knew that it would have ideas tumbling out that would enhance my life.

Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness within You was written by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl (a.k.a. The Oola Guys) as a healing balm and a reminder to women that our desires matter and they need not lie dormant. The aforementioned stickers highlight those dreams. Readers are invited to share theirs.

Think about the word…oola as in oo la la lusciousness that issues forth from vivid imagination and tumbles out into what Troy and Dave call the 7 F’s of Oola (Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun). When each of them is attended to, life is grand. The stories unfold as told by various women whose joys and challenges may sound familiar to readers. One comes from a woman whose care for others superseded her own and had her neglecting her health. Through embracing the Oola life, she engaged in dietary, fitness and lifestyle change and shed (at the time of publication) nearly 140 pounds. Another tells the poignant tale of two people brought together by tragedy that evolved into lifelong love. Still one more takes the concept of  ‘losing one’s marbles’ to another level.

They speak of the Oola blockers of fear, self-sabotage, laziness, envy, focus issues, guilt, and anger, as well as the Oola accelerators of love, gratitude, discipline, integrity, passion, humility and wisdom.

A bonus in the back of the book comes in the form of worksheets that have the reader assess their status on the Oola Wheel in accordance with the 7 F’s to get their life rolling along.

They are on a road trip to share the Oola Life…check it out!

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