Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
You all know I am a lover of all things wellness. Naturally, I've been a fan of the leading independent media brand dedicated to health and happiness, mindbodygreen for a while now. When I got the opportunity to read and review a new book by the founder and CEO of the site, Jason Wachob, I was excited to check it out!
Jason believes that the following components are the building blocks of wellth: Eat. Move. Work. Believe. Explore. Breathe. Connect. Love. Heal. Thank. Ground. Live. Laugh. His chapters are broken down into each of those topics and I think they are fitting for defining "wellth."
I thought the book was enjoyable to read and inspirational. Jason's stories include wonderful lessons of triumphs he's had to overcome, which most readers can relate to. He also includes exclusive material from expert contributors.
At the end of each chapter, he includes a helpful summary of the most important topics discussed that he calls "a quick deposit in your wellth account." I thought this was a nice way for the reader to remember what was vital to focus on and try to apply to their own lives.
I also loved the quotes found in the book. So many of them were from people I admire like Steve Jobs, Wayne Dyer and Albert Einstein. A quote I instagrammed last week appeared in the text: "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."-Helen Keller It's kind of the perfect message for my life right now.
Since I am feeling a little lost in the work area of my life, I really enjoyed this advice, "Thinking ahead three moves is a great way to approach not only the job market but life. Strategize about how to gain a particular skill set, embrace a practice, or take a specific job that will bring you closer to your ultimate goal." I probably got the most out of that chapter and the one on living, where he talks about dealing with death.
What is the last self-help book you read and did it inspire you to change something about your life?