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Hack into OZ and Get the Most Out of Life


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A self-help adventure through OZ that is guaranteed to improve your thought process.

"Hack into OZ and get the Most Out of Life" by Kimberly Sheldahl is a gem of a self-help book. Told in first person in a friendly way, this book shows the allegory of a cherished childhood story in our modern culture and brings it back to life. It includes deeper meanings for adults who grew up singing along with Judy Garland, and for those of us whose children or grandchildren still dress up as the characters for Halloween. 


The author is personable yet knowledgeable. The information, lessons, and inner-insight the book provokes are valuable.

The author takes us on a delightful journey through self-help in a fun way, inviting the reader to look at Frank L. Baum’s book “The Wonderful World of OZ” and the corresponding movie, and rethink it into a way we can treansform our own lives.  

Chapter one delves into the premise of “The Wonderful World of OZ,” identifying Dorothy’s struggles in Kansas and her desire to find a new life.  The wicked Ms. Gulch overpowering her, her dream of a world “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and her general dissatisfaction with the status quo have forced Dorothy into a state of despair.  Then comes a twister!  The author relates all of these to real feelings in our own lives, and personal struggles we face when impacted by trouble we can’t ignore yet do not know how to deal with properly.  Escape seems to be the only answer, to Dorothy and to us.

 The next chapters beseech the reader to consider questions and answers to pave the way for a healthier lifestyle, including a mind-body balance with  nutrition, self-care, and coping skills.  

This provided a truly delightful reading experience different from any other self-help book I have ever read.

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Kimberly Sheldahl is the author of HACK into OZ, Get the Out of Life. She is professionally trained and certified as a coach & consultant, Kimberly combines two strategies merging wellness and productivity into the perfect intersection using her Congruent Transformation Technique™. view profile

Published on February 19, 2020

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