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The Joy of Well-Being: A Practical Guide to a Happy, Healthy, and Long Life Spiral-Bound | May 23, 2023

Colleen Wachob, Jason Wachob

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In this empowering and accessible collection of health and wellness advice, the co-founders of mindbodygreen challenge our definition of self-improvement by revealing what a healthy lifestyle looks like at the fundamental level—and how it’s not what we think. 

On your journey toward a more health-conscious life, you’ve likely been bombarded by an overwhelming amount of information—from the Kardashian-like wellness influencers who (unrealistically) insist upon sustainably sourced Epsom salt baths every night, to the elite longevity optimizers who measure their lactate levels after a workout. The echo chamber of the internet, and social media algorithms that favor polarizing opinions to drive views and engagement, have hijacked our understanding of health. No matter which corner of the wellness world you inhabit, our social feeds are filled with advice that presumes we all have the same amount of time, money, and resources. In this saturated landscape, how can you avoid the potential scams and dodge the doctors-turned-celebrities to find what really works for you?

Over the past decade, Colleen and Jason Wachob, co-founders of mindbodygreen, have cultivated a leading wellness lifestyle media brand for everyone seeking to cut through this noise, and live a happier, healthier, and greener lifestyle. The Joy of Well-Being is a distillation of almost fifteen years of this experience on the forefront of the well-being conversation: they’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to. The book explores the spectrum of well-being, from how we breathe to how we love, including: 
  • Why sleep should be considered a vital sign
  • Why you shouldn’t trick your body with food
  • How to overcome the motivation problem and move more
  • The importance of relationships for longevity
…and so much more.

The Wachobs are a product of their mentors and years of working with hundreds of the world’s most brilliant well-being minds, PhDs, MDs, therapists, movement specialists, spiritual leaders, and journalists. They’ve developed ways to discern meaningful points of information amidst the chaos, an act they consider both a science and an art. The Joy of Well-Being is more than a book, it’s a reawakening, marking a crucial shift away from the do-this-then-do-that paradigm, to cultivating a joyful lifestyle that centers each individual, and their own health and happiness. True well-being isn’t something you chase, it is something you weave together, as each new day presents an opportunity to make choices that support feeling good in your body, in your relationships, and in your life.
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1538724820
Item Weight: 1.0 lbs
Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 10.5 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
“A simple, inspiring guide to minding your mind, body, and spirit.” —Deepak Chopra, MD, Spiritual Icon, New York Times Bestselling author
Colleen Wachob is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to well-being with 15 million monthly unique visitors.. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, mbg Founder and Co-CEO Jason Wachob and their two girls, Ellie and Grace. She graduated from Stanford University, with degrees in international relations and Spanish. She spent 10 years working at Fortune 500 companies including Gap, Walmart, and Amazon before devoting her life’s work to mindbodygreen.  Colleen has been a speaker at Fortune 500 companies and numerous trade conferences on well-being trends. Her new passion that brings her joy is pickleball. You can find her on instagram at @colleenwachob.
Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to well-being with 15 million monthly unique visitors. He is also the host of the popular mindbodygreen podcast and the bestselling author of Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. He has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, BoF, and Vogue, and has a B.A. in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives with his wife, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Colleen in Miami with their daughters, Ellie and Grace. In his spare time he loves walking to get hot black coffee. You can find him on instagram at @jasonwachob.