Wellness: just expensive hype, or worth the cost?
From superfoods to yoga, this 500 bn-plus global industry often comes at a high price
Exhausted from working 15 -hour days operating her own marketing agency in London, Jo Miller’s evenings would consist of a cocktail of takeaways, Ubers and impulse purchases.” I’d end up spending PS100 at Waitrose, grabbing a takeaway or going out for dinner as I didn’t have the energy to cook. At the train station I’d feel the need to buy something, so I’d end up spending loadings at Oliver Bonas. It was all instant gratification .”
That was two years ago. Since then, Miller has closed the business, endeavoured to Margate and launched a new career as a sound therapist, use a combination of alchemy crystal singing bowl and her voice to relax clients. And with the life change, she has dramatically focused her day and money on one particular area: wellness.
Instead of unhealthy takeaways and excessive shopping, the 42 -year-old expends PS18, 000 a year on her wellbeing. This includes PS3, 200 a year on a transpersonal psychotherapist, PS3, 000 on retreats, and PS1, 000 on supplements, probiotics and vitamins. She also receives a weekly organic fruit and veggie box, has a CrossFit membership and enjoys regular treatments such as massages.
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