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Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume

I picked this book up a couple of times. I like to visit bookstores and browse books to add to my Goodreads wish list. I take pictures of the covers and when I am finally done with the current cue I’ll make my way around to the goodies on the wish list. This book stood out to me, from the calm and attractive cover to the meaning of the title. Wellth. Life not a resume.

I’ve always been much more into the idea that life is meant to be lived. Though not always enjoyed, I don’t think the entire stint we have on this planet is supposed to be a rat race to the top. I would rather spend my years traveling and experiencing than sitting in a cubicle or school desk. I have learned that not everyone thinks this way. I have the utmost respect for people who know what they want or are meant to do in life and go for it, be that collecting degrees, politics, health fields, and raising families. Meanwhile I’m over here being awesome, avoiding college like the plague, and still figuring out when and how I’m traveling Europe.

I liked this book because it is applicable to any and every one of us. The stock market broker, the yogi, the college student, or depressed trying to figure it all out. Wachob has been all of those people and in this self-help/memoir he shares everything he has learned in life and ways to live life – no matter where you find yourself- to the fullest. A Wellthy life, not just a wealthy life.

To live the best life, Wachob encourages us to focus on our connection of our minds, bodies, and the earth around us. Not in a hippy-dippy manner, but in a way that we are mindful. Mindful of what we put into our minds, our bodies. Mindful of our outlook, our energy, our support groups. He urges us to pay attention to our bodies, feed them well, try new things, respect eastern and western methods of healing and living.

Each life has a unique recipe for being it’s best lived version. There is no one-size diet, exercise routine, career path, or calling. We have to be in tune with our bodies and minds and take care of each in order to stay healthy, find happy, and truly help ourselves and others. Wellth is an insightful book on life. It’s easy to read and easy to recommend. Thumbs up, Wachob!

You can purchase Wellth at BAM here.

Photo: © Anders Krusberg

Photo: © Anders Krusberg


JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media company dedicated to health and happiness with 15 million monthly unique visitors.  He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and loves German Shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.