I am a horrible reader. Not in the sense that I can't read, in the sense that I don't really enjoy reading. Lately, my idea of reading has been checking out the latest celeb gossip on my iPad before bed. In an effort to read more, my goal is to start small, with one book per month - beginning with Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. Read on for my review of this memoir from mindbodygreen.com founder Jason Wachob.
Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume / Jason Wachob
Eat. Move. Work. Believe. Explore. Breathe. Connect. Love. Heal. Thank. Ground. Live. Laugh. In this memoir full of personal experiences, stories, weigh-in from expert voices and motivational quotes, Wachob highlights his failures, findings and successes based on these 13 building blocks of wellness or "wellth". He redefines successful living and offers readers a new life currency to build on, one that is steeped in physical and emotional health and wellbeing, and shares why it's important to make frequent deposits into our own ‘wellth' accounts.
I picked up this title at the perfect time in my life - when we are saving for the final payment for our first home and recently welcomed our first child. Also known as the time when we are dirt poor but full of happiness. And, at a time that our emotional and physical health and wellbeing is also most vulnerable. I will fully admit, this book was a little difficult for me to read, especially as a first to ease myself back into reading. I like books with more of a story line, and action. However, Wellth really did make me think about what is important in life. This includes remembering that while, at times, things may be difficult, we need to live the "good life" - forget the money and material items, and focus on finding success by sharing experiences and creating memories with my new family.
If you feel that your life is in fast forward and you need to slow things down to enjoy the moment, or are even just a fan of mindbodygreen.com, I definitely recommend picking up this book.
T.O. & fro rating:★ ★ ★ / 5 stars
How do you create a "wellthy" life?
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.