Alongside her work at Chani, Sonya Passi is the founder and CEO of FreeFrom, an organization that aims to create financial stability for domestic abuse survivors. At the very minimum, working full-time at Chani Inc.—the LA-based tech company behind the popular two-year-old astrology app Chani—will guarantee you a salary of $80,000. This figure, according to co-founder and CEO Sonya Passi, is “a wage that you can actually afford to live on in an expensive city.” “There’s so much noise about what wellness is,” she says. “For us, wellness is fundamentally rooted in an understanding that you cannot be well if you’re not financially secure.” Chani’s commitment to workplace well-being goes far beyond the lip service paid by most companies. Employee provisions include unlimited vacation, unlimited menstrual leave and the offer of a $2, 000 wealth-building stipend. “We wanted to carve out a specific amount of money that was there for you to just invest in your future, ” Passi explains. Her wife and co-founder, the eponymous astrologer Chani Nicholas, who is president of Chani Inc., agrees. “You can’t be well unless your communities This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING Why does the quest for well-being so often go wrong? Arts & Culture Issue 43 Amia Srinivasan Amia Srinivasan on the philosophy of sex. Arts & Culture Issue 43 David Erritzoe On the mind-bending potential of psychedelics. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Study: Tricks of the Mind The cognitive processing errors that shape us all.