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Are You Living the Oola Lifestyle? You should be!

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The Oola Life 1 BUS. 2 GUYS. 50 STATES. 1 MILLION DREAMS. Rolling into a city near you! Ever heard of the book, Chicken Soup for the Soul®? It’s one of the world’s most recognized titles of all time. Well, Oola is being called the “Chicken Soup for the Next Generation.” As a matter of fact, Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, said, “Oola for Women is the success formula for a new generation…Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl will change the world with Oola.” That’s a pretty great endorsement don’t you think? So, how do I get Oola? Good question! First you need to know what Oola is. According to Troy Amdahl (@OolaGuru) and Dave…

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Our Obsession Over Cats is Somewhat Fulfilled by National Cat Day

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If you’re a cat owner you know that you don’t need a specific day to treat your cat like they’re royalty. Every day in a household that has one or more four-legged furry creatures, is Cat Day. I, for one, can say that my 1-year-old Astoria, who I rescued from underneath a car on a rainy night when she was just 6 weeks old, certainly doesn’t need yet another day where I pamper her, treat her like she can do no wrong, give her kisses and run around chasing her through the house. These cats know they’re loved because they’re a part of our families. Alas, October 29 is upon us and we’re celebrating National Cat Day. So when you go home after…

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Spiritual Mentor Barb Schmidt Can Help You Achieve Mindfulness

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We’re told that mindfulness means living in the moment and truly taking in every experience—but how do we achieve mindfulness? Barb Schmidt, spiritual mentor, philanthropist and author of the bestselling book, The Practice (HCI, 2014), knows what it means to be happy. For many years, Schmidt fell into the trap that “happiness” meant having money, power and possessions. It wasn’t until she dealt with her eating disorder and learned to live mindfully that she found true happiness in life. For more on how she achieved this and tips on practicing mindfulness, read her story at NextAvenue.

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CEO Learned Life Lessons From Growing Up on the Farm

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The corporate world is often seen as a jungle, but seldom as a farm. But it was on a farm—a pig farm, to be exact—that Doug Tieman learned many of the lessons that helped him achieve his dream of becoming a CEO by age 40. And now, Tieman is sharing those lessons in his new book, Flying Over the Pigpen: Leadership Lessons from Growing Up on a Farm (HCI Books; September 8, 2015). Tieman is the CEO of Caron Treatment Centers, one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit behavior healthcare facilities in the country. Caron, which treats people for substance abuse problems, has nine locations and over $100 million in annual revenues. “Although we lived in a small, rural…

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