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60 Mindful Minutes

Apr 19, 2022

Jovanka Ciares, author of Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom For Your Healthy, Happy, And Beautiful Life, sees wellness as a birthright we reclaim, versus something we pursue or struggle for. There are so many tools we can integrate as we travel along our own wellness path, including ancient tools like plant medicine, hypnosis, meditation and tai-chi. The key is opening up our awareness and increasing our curiosity.


Guest Bio

Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Ciares studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at


Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is the author of Better Daily Mindfulness Habits (July 2021: Rockridge Press). She’s a certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 120 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at


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