The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace "isn’t just about being in business; it’s about the business of being. But when you stop to think about it, each of us is like a small business. Successful business owners implement strategies that improve their prospects for success. Similarly, as human beings, it serves us well to implement guiding principles that inspire us to live our purpose and reach our goals."
(from the book's back cover)
At age twenty-nine, Linda Olson lost both her legs above the knee and her right arm in a train vs. car accident. “I didn’t marry your arms and your legs … if you can do it, I can do it,” was the first thing her husband said to her after the accident. In those first few days, they chose to focus on what they could do, not what they couldn’t do.
They made lists and set goals to accomplish, taking control of their lives rather than becoming victims. Together they rebuilt their lives and had an illustrious thirty-year career as a Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego.
In 2015, Linda was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In 2019, she was a guest speaker at the 2019 World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan. Linda is committed to empowering all people with disabilities to Get Out and Go!
Kathy holds a Masters degree in applied clinical nutrition through New York Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the lead program mentor and co-founder of Sustainable Diet.
She spent six years as an online instructor for the renowned T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, offering the plant-based nutrition program through eCornell and is presently adjunct faculty with the University of New England online graduate program in applied nutrition. Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for the Plant-Based Prevention of Disease Conference (P-POD) and is also currently writing a book on the interconnection between food and climate change.
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2017 New England Book Festival winner
2018 National Independent Publishing (IPPY) Bronze Medal
2018 Indie Reader Best 1st Book Award
2018 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal
Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Semifinalist
First Novel Prize Short List (international contest)
unpublished debut novelist and short story writer, seeking representation
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2017 Best Book Awards finalist, literary fiction category
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2017 International Book Awards finalist, short story category
acquired by Central Avenue Publishing
released February 2019
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