Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – July 3: Change

Who among us really enjoy change? I’m not talking about the kind of change that comes when you move to a new city or new job. I’m not talking about the changes that occur organically throughout life such as friends who pass through our corner of the world on their way to their next adventure […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 11: Friends

Friends should be the people who inspire you, motivate you, support you, and lovingly call you out when you are being an idiot. I am so blessed to have so many of those people in my life. I haven’t always wanted to hear what they’ve had to say, but when it comes from a place […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 8: Family

How many times do my family and I sit together and actually listen to each other? Like most people today, probably not many. Sure, we sit together. We have meals together, but do we actually listen? Do we give our full attention to the people who are supposed to mean the most to us? Are […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 7: Finance

Earlier this month, I started rethinking how I spend my money. I wish I could say that I had spontaneously become enlightened about my spending habits and chose to take a more responsible path. The truth is, though, that my paycheck was almost $1000 less than it normally is. So, I had to take a hard look at where and how I spend my money. I had to make my lifestyle work within the existing boundaries of my bank account.

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 6

Sometimes we all need to take an inventory of ourselves. The world we live in today pressures us to look outside of ourselves to find fault and blame and happiness and fulfillment. We as a society have been conditioned to hang our mood and self-worth on the conditions around us rather than the conditions within […]