Every new year provides a fresh opportunity to refocus and set new intentions. While some goals might start to slip by mid-February, your phone and email inbox could actually help you stay motivated. Turns out, filling your Instagram feed and emails with individuals that focus on wellness, eating mindfully, and staying active can actually be an act of inspiration and self-care. In honor of that notion, we put together a list (in no particular order) of the best wellness blogs, influencers, visionaries, and chefs that inspire us to be our better selves every day.
This chef and self-described “food and feelings advocate” is nothing short of inspirational. Her openness and positivity are like a ray of sunshine in an otherwise drab Instagram feed. She imparts everything from daily antidotes to advice to recipes to beauty tips, always in her signature honest and empowering voice.
Open, beautiful, and unapologetic, Jessamyn is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and author of Every Body Yoga. If that wasn’t badass enough, she specializes in high-energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers.
Think vegetarian and vegan recipes are boring? Allow London-based blogger Samira Kazan to convince you to quite the opposite. Her extraordinarily-beautiful, boldly-colored, healthy food will convince you that wellness is anything but dull.
Jessie is a certified yoga instructor and art therapist and Tara is a natural foods chef and holistic nutritionist, and together they make up How You Glow. The wellness blog gives a modern take on yoga, cooking, nutrition, and creativity—all while highlighting women in wellness around the world.
Ashlae showcases indulgent, decadently delicious recipes that just so happen to also be vegan, and occasionally gluten-free or raw. She proves that sometimes you want to satisfy your cravings, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dietary preferences.
Black Girl in Om promotes holistic wellness, self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment for communities of color. The group of honest, compassionate women focus on learning and sharing understandings of what it means to be healthy and beautiful from the inside out.
The trainers and founders of Tone It Up, Karena and Katrina, have one of the best wellness fitness blogs. They get you moving with daily workouts that are easy to follow (and easy to do without a gym). There are also creative and healthy living tips focused on everything from skin to eating to lifestyle tips.
Mostly plant-based and gluten-free, Minimalist Baker wants to make things simple for you. All her recipes are 10 ingredients or less, use one bowl, and take 30 minutes (or less) to prepare.
Remi (pronounced ‘Ray-Me’) makes healthy fitness, wellness-based travel adventures, and clean beauty look fun and actually easy. Her sunny, joyful disposition is also just a breath of fresh air, too.
In addition to being meat and dairy-free, most of the best recipes on wellness blog Oh She Glows are free of gluten, soy, and processed foods. Angela is also heavily focused on the ease and joy of cooking plant-based food, inspiring even us non-vegetarians want to give her recipes a try at home.
Jordan Younger is a yoga teacher, wellness podcaster of Soul on Fire, and author of eating disorder recovery memoir Breaking Vegan. She focuses on spirituality (especially manifesting and “high vibes mantras”) and recipes, while still remaining down-to-Earth and positive.
My New Roots is making vegetarian cooking accessible in both ingredients and price. Sarah is a holistic nutritionist and cookbook author, focusing on easy, simple recipes with ingredients found in any grocery store.
This story was originally published in December 2017 and has since been updated with new information.