Many of the most popular approaches to mind, body, and spirit wellness are rooted in age-old practices from around the world and come from communities of color. But today they are typically promoted and used only by dominant culture elites. No more. In Reclaiming Wellness, Jovanka Ciares reclaims these time - and science - proven modalities to make them affordable and easy to implement for anyone.
After years of suffering from IBS, ulcers, and fibroids, Ciares embraced alternative therapies like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and herbalism. Her fifteen-year journey toward self-healing, peace, and happiness became her motivation to inspire and support thousands of others to do the same, especially those like herself - educated women of color who are rarely represented in the billion-dollar industry of health and wellness.
Ciares now speaks to everyone, with emphasis on the people of color who struggle disproportionately with preventable diseases, to offer:
- practical, affordable, and even fun ways to incorporate plant-based whole foods into even the most time-crunched routine
- lazy-proof means of movement that feel more like self-love than the dreaded "exercise"
- techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization that make them meaningful everyday tools
- ways to experience nature, music, and community to heal and connect
Each of the restorative practices Ciares describes honors its historic roots, speaks to our moment, and empowers future personal and collective healing.