Today in the health and wellness industry, there are so many incredible and inspiration women. These women have motivated and inspired me to be on the path I am today, and without knowing it, every one of them have had a huge impact on my life, and the way I view myself. I’m not one to be inspired by celebrities, instead I am inspired by strong, intelligent, and brilliant women. In no particular order, here are the 10 women I am most inspired by:
Jess Ainscough (aka: The Wellness Warrior):
Jess Ainscough was one of the first wellness blogs I started reading when I began my journey a few years ago. She has been through a huge battle with cancer, and has come out the other side with an incredible story to tell, and a complete change in her lifestyle. She went from being a party girl, to being one of the most genuine, knowledgeable and inspirational figures in the industry.
I’ve read her book, and Jess’ story is one to be read-the lessons she has learnt are ones she doesn’t want anyone else to have to learn the way she did. Jess believes that wellness isn’t a destination, but an ongoing relationship with your own body. A loving relationship, built on kindness & respect. And that’s a message I would love everyone to understand. You can read more about Jess over at her website: The Wellness Warrior
Dr. Libby Weaver:
Dr Libby is at the forefront of women’s health. She is a Nutritional Biochemist, and has published an array of best-selling books. I love how Dr Libby is able to take her huge amount of scientific research and turn it into exciting and easily understood ideas for the general public.Recently I watched a TED talk Dr Libby did on women’s health, and the change from cave-woman times, to the modern day women. She explained how our biochemistry hasn’t changed in that time, and so our busy nature, and multitasking, is ruining our health. She explains how our bodies believe that we are in danger, and that when we slow down, and allow our bodies to be calm and present, we can be our healthiest selves. Dr Libby is such an inspiration and I would LOVE to one day be just as inspirational as her. You can read more about Dr Libby over at her website: Dr Libby, and you can watch her TED talk here.
Miranda Kerr is such a gorgeous soul, and her books have inspired me to love who I am. Being a model, she is in the spotlight everyday, but she has kept true to herself, and is a huge health advocate. She is such a great role model for women, and the words she writes in her books resonate with that. I just love picking up “Treasure yourself” and randomly picking a page and using the wisdom from that to empower my day. Every time I am feeling down, I can pick up her book and find some true and inspiring words. In a world where image drives everything, Miranda has used her beauty to create happiness for others, and I think that is totally amazing. There are too many celebrities that are terrible role models, but Miranda is just not one of them. You can learn more about Miranda at her website: Miranda Kerr, but I would advise you to get a copy of one of her books, they are empowering and inspiring.
I have had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Emily Ehlers, and she is just awesome! Emily is a lifestyle coach, writer and mother, and spend her days helping and supporting women to be the best versions of themselves. She helps women to rediscover health and happiness, and I would love to one day be doing the same! And she does all this while being mum to Lucy (how cute is she!). Emily also helped me to connect with all the other like-minded souls in Perth through a gorgeous networking event last year, and I am eternally grateful for that, as it has given me the courage to be genuine and present in my blog writing, knowing there is a huge support network in my community. To get to know Emily, go over and have a read of her blog: Emily Ehlers
Dr Amanda Devine:
Dr Amanda Devine has been a huge part of my Nutrition studies, and has inspired me with her passion and knowledge of nutrition. Amanda has been researching bone and calcium disorders for 20 years, and I had the privilege of doing some work experience with this research. I just love how passionate Amanda is about her work, and the time and effort she gives to sharing her knowledge. You can read some of the articles Amanda has contributed to here: How Schools are urged to grow community gardens and How humans really are what they eat.
Lola Berry is a leading Australian Nutritionist, a yoga instructor, and writer. I love Lola’s genuine love for health and well-being, and how every aspect of her life is surrounded in wellness! She has a huge passion for creating good, nourishing food, and has written some amazing books. Find out more about Lola here.
Claire is another incredible soul I have had the pleasure of meeting. Claire is in my dream job, a Nutritionist who blogs, writes books and inspires others to lead a healthier life. Her path has inspired me to step out of the box and change my view on Nutrition and Wellness. Her book, Optimal Health the Paleo way is fantastic (You can read my review here), and is an easy way to figure out the Paleo diet and why it works.
Now, I know Zooey is a celeb, but she is one of the celebs I am actually inspired by. She’s funny, genuine, authentic and is totally self aware. Its cool that there are still some celebs that arn’t self obessed perfectionists. Zooey helped to found the site Hellogiggles.com,
“HelloGiggles is a positive online community for women (although men are always welcome!) covering DIY and crafting projects, beauty, friendship, sex & relationships, pop culture, pets, television & movies, nostalgia, fandom, tips on savvy and stylish living meant to inspire a smile”
And I think anyone that is inspiring women to live a life full of that, is pretty awesome.
Dr. Gillian McKeith:
Dr Gillian McKeith’s book “You are what you eat” was the first nutrition/healthy cookbook that I picked up. I would have been about 12/13 and it just completely changed the way I viewed health. Of course, at that stage I was still an image obsessed pre-teen, but it did start my journey to where I am today. And after watching her TV show, I was further inspired to be healthy. And that was when I started going into health food stores, and trying different foods that people thought were weird. I thank her for her abrupt discussions on food, and scare tactics. Its a totally legit method of getting people t change their habits. Visit Dr Gillian’s website here.
Jo Tastula is a yoga teacher, but her classes are online. I have never actually met her, or spoken to her, but she is the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She has this amazing calm energy about her, and is such an inspiration. I would love to one day be at one of her real-life classes. Without her knowing she has helped me to get passionate about yoga, and inspired me to make it a habit, not just something I do occasionally. Find more about Jo Here.