Oola for Women Book Review

April 30, 2017




Heyy!

Who here is a book reader? Who here loves the self-help books? I'll admit when I first picked up a self-help, I thought "oh, wow. Now I am officially old." But it isn't like that. I believe that people have so much going on that we constantly forget what it is that we are truly wanting out of life. I believe that is how our self help books come into play.

Recently I have been able to read a phenomenal book! I don't know if you have ever heard of Dave Braun or Troy Amdahl but you should. The are the men behind the Oola Lifestyle and I was able to read their newest book Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You.

Disclaimer: I received this book as payment for this review. This did not however affect my thoughts on the book nor did it sway me in anyway. The thoughts and opinions on this book are strictly my own!

The first time I even noticed anything about Oola was honestly from Young Living and their line of oils inspired by Oola ! After reading about those particular oils, I also started going to their website and reading more into this Oola Lifestyle.

If you are wanting more out of life, more out of your career whatever you need to read some of their amazing books. They have lit a flame underneath me I didn't even know existed. The books themselves are easy to read and include actual true stories from real women. It is fantastic to read these women's stories with lives that have been changed.  It was a quick read and truly only took a week or so to read (given I might have had a few late binders with it because I honestly could not put it down!).

It breaks down the 7 F's that you need to help you lead a balanced life. Faith, Family, Field (career), Financial, Fun, Fitness, Friends are the 7 F's and each one truly speaks right to the soul. Not only does it address them, but it also addresses blockers. Blockers keep you from obtaining those dreams of yours and include: Fear, Guilt, Anger, Self-Sabotage, Laziness, Envy and Lack of Focus. And if you thought we were done there, you are 100% wrong. It also goes through seven accelerators or things that help obtain those goals which are: Gratitude, Love, Disciple, Integrity, Passion, Humility, and Wisdom.

These books are packed full of so much fun stuff. It even shows the Oola Wheel,  Oola Plan, and Oola Path to get you to exactly where you WANT to be in life. ON their website they have an amazing little quiz you can take to see where you are in your own life and where you might need to focus. Click here to take the Oolawheel Test.

I really recommend taking this test, grabbing these books and taking complete control of your life! You can get this book at these links. It is released on May 2nd.



Have you ever read any of the Oola Life books? What self encouragement books do you recommend?




A Change In The Air

April 20, 2017


So did you notice the new name change up there in that pretty little URL bar? How about the header? That’s right. I’ve switched. For someone who is not a fan of change in the least bit, this is a huge step for me. I am proud to say that I think my original focus word of 2017 is starting to come along nicely. But, before I get ahead of myself let me take a few steps back and tell you how all this came about.

When I started The Outnumbered Nest I was a new mom of (another) boy. It was the first time I was staying at home and I needed a way to get “out” without having to put on clothes. So The Outnumbered Nest was born. It was a beautiful blog and I will forever be grateful for it because it led me here. When I started the blog, I was looking for my purpose. Obviously, my purpose includes being a wife and a mother and I cherish every moment of being both of those things. However, I always felt like something was missing from my life, some purpose that needed to be met. I had felt this way a lot during my life. I felt that way when I was in High School and told I was “too smart” for what I wanted out of my life. When I was in college and miserable trying to get a degree in something that I wasn’t even interested in but wanted to make everyone else happy. So that’s kinda the short story of how “finding purpose and positivity” came into the mix. It’s something I’m passionate about, about building others up and letting them know that there is always someone in their corner.

While The Outnumbered Nest started as a parenting blog it grew. It led me to a friend who in turn introduced me to Young Living. Ya’ll I have found another purpose. I didn’t realize how much essential oils would touch my soul. I didn’t realize how much I needed chemical free living. Why am I so passionate about it? Honestly, why is anyone passionate about anything? It’s just something deep in my soul that connects with it all. 


I know many people think, well the chemicals didn’t hurt me so they won’t hurt my babies. But is that really true? How do we know? Many of these things haven’t fully been tested yet. I can tell you that my Nana swears people are sicker today than they ever were as she was growing up. She don’t remember the “C” word being as rampant as it is now. There is a reason for that. I must believe it is the chemicals in the food, the things we clean our homes with, and the air we breathe. I may not be able to control it all, but why not control what little I can?

I give you this big long story to introduce you to DeAnnaHill.com, or sometimes I’ll spell it out as DeAnnaHillDotCom Depending on what we are doing and where we are at. Mainly because refer to my site as “DeAnna Hill” is just odd to me. I hope this blog will bring lots of good information your way as I touch on wellness products, parenting, faith and anything else my little heart desires. I am so thankful that you are on this ride with me!






Life Lately

April 9, 2017




Hello beautys!


Wow. Let me start by apologizing for my absence. You know that I am not normally gone this long! It has been a super crazy beginning to the year.

In my last post, I stated that I was starting a new journey with Young Living Essential Oils. I love the journey it is taken not only myself, but my family as well. When you can replace so many chemicals away with toxic free stuff it is amazing. I am happy to grab my cleaners now without worrying if some will accidently get on my littles toys. It has also opened doors of other wellness avenues and I can’t wait to share them with you all!

In the beginning of March, my favorite (okay my only, but still totally awesome) grandpa was put into the hospital. Receiving a call from your grandmother around midnight is NEVER good. We had to call an ambulance and he stayed a week, with a night or two in ICU, in the hospital. It was a very tiring time because while I was still trying to take care of the kiddos and my home I was also going up once or twice a day (or spending the night) at the hospital to give my Nana a break. He was diagnosed with E.coli Poisoning, but I am happy to say he is happy and back at home!

About four days after my grandpa was released from the hospital, something else happened. After eating supper (or dinner for those “fancy” folks ha), my husband started complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. Once taken to the ER we were admitted. He went through an EKG, stress test, and a heart catheter. Thankfully nothing was truthfully found and it was ruled to be either a serious case of acid reflux (we have a follow up with a GI soon) or it was muscle spasms. Either way, it was very scary when I started thinking of losing my husband. I know that may sound extreme, but the heart is nothing to mess with.

The next week we all came down with stomach bugs. How many of you have had stomach bugs? I’m betting most of you. We’ve had them too, but never have both me and Brian had the stomach bug at the exact same time! When parents are sick and the kids aren’t….it makes for a very long few days. After we recover, then it was the kids turn.



So as you see, it’s been crazy busy.



But I’m back and I want to hear from you! What is new in your life? Have you made any big changes, or taken any really large leaps of faith? Let me know in the comments!








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