Florida Presbyterian Homes is pleased to announce John Moen as the winner of the Wellness Star for March 2019. This month’s wellness star focuses on the intellectual and vocational dimensions of wellness. The intellectual dimension is defined as engaging in creative pursuits and intellectually stimulating activities, whereas, the vocational dimension is defined as work that utilizes a person’s skills while providing personal satisfaction.
Photography is a creative work of art for John Moen. It provides a high level of personal satisfaction for both John and his wife, Christina (Chris). John says his photography started when he developed a website called worldatlas.com. John and Chris would travel around the world visiting many countries together. John would take pictures and Chris would write articles about each country. The information was then shared through the world atlas website.
As the Moen’s journeyed around the world, John amassed a collection of photos totaling around 20,000! Once John sold the website, he wasn’t sure what to do with all the photos, but soon noticed there was a market for his photo collection. He began selling the photos online using various techniques to make the pictures more attractive.
“I work because I enjoy it, and I attribute a lot of my success to my wife,” said John. “I feel very lucky to have a wife like Chris who enjoys traveling.” In addition to their travel, the Moens have lived in unique destinations around the world such as Rome, Amsterdam and Prague. John says photography is self-gratifying and very fulfilling to his life. “There is something special about creating work that people like and enjoy,” said John.
When asked what wellness means to him, John replied, “It’s getting a good night’s sleep, having good healthcare, and most importantly, having happy relationships with people — especially a good marriage.”
Congratulations to John for winning the March Wellness Star.