The Wellness- Empowered Woman by Reena Vokoun
Published by Fuchia Rose ISBN 9781736364703
Trade paperback, $16.95, 175 pages
In 2012, Reena Vokoun was a mom of two boys, 2 years and 5 years old, and working 60+ hours a week at Google, where her husband also worked 80-100 hours a week, as she recounts in her new book, The Wellness Empowered Woman.
She and her husband rose early each day and worked late into the night at home. They had insomnia, had no time to workout, ate the scraps of food their sons didn't finish. She began to suffer from high stress and anxiety which manufactured in chronic sinus infections and asthma.
While she loved her job, Vokoun had a lifelong passion for fitness, dance, and nutrition. As a first-generation-born, Indian-American, her family had introduced her to yoga and meditation, an important part of their culture.
Vokoun's grandfather encouraged her to follow her dream and start a wellness and health business. Finally, in 2014, Vokoun made the leap to begin her own business, called PassionFit. The PassionFit motto is "Pursue your passions, be fit, and the rest will follow."
Pursuing your passions, doesn't necessarily mean quitting your job. Vokoun suggests ways to incorporate your passions into your life- take classes, join organizations, work on side hustles. She says that by enjoying your passions, it adds a richness and depth to your life in other areas as well.
In the fifteen chapters of her book, Vokoun concentrates on the importance of maintaining a balanced life, get your body moving, sleeping enough and eating a balanced diet. At the end of each chapter. there are questions to answer to help you move forward and improve your life.
Some of her biggest takeaways include making a list of top three things personal and professional tasks to accomplish each day, celebrating your own individuality by prioritizing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being (something social media can harm), and stepping out of your comfort zone to try something new.
During this last year of pandemic, when many people's physical, emotional and mental health suffered, The Wellness Empowered Woman has much to offer readers. When many have recently taken stock of their lives and what is truly important, her book comes at just the right time. I recommend it.
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