Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 23 to July 1: Optimism

How do you define tragedy? For some it is a major incident like losing money or losing a job or some other life-altering loss. For others, it can be as minor as a change in a routine. Now, imagine you are at a crossroads. For you, a minor change can be devastating and today you […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 18: Dream Big

We all have dreams. Sometimes we admit what they are and tell everyone. Sometimes we keep them secret just in case they don’t work out so well. Sometimes, though, we aren’t sure exactly what our dreams are. We know that we have them, but we can’t quite articulate them or separate them from each other. […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 17: Self-Sabotage

I am my own worst enemy sometimes. I know this, but I don’t always admit it. My pride gets in the way, and I trip over my own self-inflicted bruised ego. I think everyone is like that sometimes. I think we all self-sabotage whether we know it or not. Some of us recognize it sooner […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 16: Anger

I am not perfect, no one is. I am not an expert. This is just me as I make this transformative journey toward balance and peace in my life. We are told that being angry is not a good thing. From advertisements to self-help readings, we are told that we should be happy. However, as […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 14: Forgiveness

Forgive – it’s an easy word to say. It’s a much harder thing to do. When we have been hurt, we want the person who hurt us to pay for that hurt. We are plagued by a sense of right and wrong, a feeling that justice needs to be done. Sometimes that’s possible. Sometimes not. […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 13: Courage

How many times have we thought to ourselves, “Someday I’ll be brave enough to do that” or “Someday I’ll say what I need to say when I need to say it”? The problem with “someday” is that it never gets here. “Someday” is always just beyond our reach. We keep moving that horizon because we’re […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 12: Fun

Getting through these first 7 days of this Oola Challenge was interesting. I had to do some reflecting and reevaluating of different areas of my life that were a little uncomfortable. Yesterday, though, was all about the fun. My challenge was to do something for me that fed my soul. No problem, right? Not exactly. […]