As many of you may know our environment greatly influences our behaviours and opinions. For this reason it is extremely important to ensure you have an inspiring tribe around you who are supportive and encouraging to all. Why not extend this to your social media.
I made a decision last year to unfollow all the people on social media that no longer align to my values or any people who or are negative. We don’t need no more negativity! Am I right!? Thus, I now have a great list of inspiring social media kings and queens that I see and who’s important messages I absorb on a regular basis. It has no doubt helped to keep me motivated.
To help you gain inspiration from these great kings and queens I have compiled a list of some of my favourite Instagram accounts (in no particular order of preference). This is a first of a series in #mytribe where I will tell you the top must-follow influencers and gurus on all the various social media platforms-so we can all be motivated together!
1.alliemichellel– she lives a life to aspire to of traveling around the islands of Hawaii, yoga, vibing with crystals and producing an enlightening podcast. She is also the sister of well-known model Alexis Ren. This family have some seriously good genes!
It’s FRIDAY and it’s almost time to get outdoors and explore!🤸🏾♀️🗻 I cant wait for this Sunday’s sunrise hike and indoor yoga adventure in knockree. I’m hoping the snow has stuck around🤞🏽☃️There are still some places for our last GGWTRIBE adventure of 2017. Details & sign up in bio🌄 Also have you entered our amazing giveaway with @grown_clothing 😍 Check out our stories to enter 🎄🎄 #galzgonewild #outdoors #outdoorwomen #hiking #hike #yoga #yogadaily #nature #adventure #explore #getoutside #hikingadventures #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #girlswhohike #ireland #wicklow #visitireland #hikingtrail #mountains #naturelovers #53degreesnorth #outsidermagazine #outdooradventures #outdoorfun
3.meagan_moon– a caring soul, alchemist and entrepreneur carrying out yoga retreats, and growing her jewellery business while living off the land in Hawaii.
4.ainecarlin-her vegan recipes are all great. I have her first book and love practically every recipe in it. Their tasty and easy for beginners too!
5.Sarahs_day-holistic healing, fitness fanatic, healthy eating, positive happy vibes always, living the life!
Summer vacay brekkie ☀️🍳 This is actually my first cooked brekkie in almost a week! Usually I’m a errrday poached eggs, avo and spinach kind of girl but recently I’ve been waking up craving something refreshing and sweet. Before every meal or deciding what to order at a cafe I like to truly be present and listen to my body. I seriously believe that our bodies give us signals to let us know what we need to do. Whether that be deciding between a smoothie bowl or cooked brekkie, going for a run or smashing out a weighted gym session to going to bed earlier because you’re feeling extra tired. I challenge us all this year to become a little more in tune with ourselves and start listening to our bodies 🌻😎
7.mimiikonn– she lives a seriously inspirational life; frequent traveller, loving relationship and cute baby girl Alexa, owner of several successful businesses, creater of the bingo theory. She also always has great book recommendations and her travel blogs/vlogs are a must, especially the ones set in Positano!
8.thebucketlistfamily– they show an inspirational life blogging and travelling as a family. If you ever wanted to quite your job, sell your possessions and travel the world these are the people you want to follow.
9.myfosterkittens– This lady is doing a truly selfless job of looking after stray/abandoned kittens, caring for them until their ready for foster. Helping to reduce stray colonies. Truly inspirational!! If only everyone in the world were like her.
10.thebalancedblonde– a friendly face chatting about yoga, wellness, self care, holistic healing, crystals and travel.
11.elephantnaturepark– an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre for elephants previously used in the cruel tourist elephant rides or in the logging industry. A great account definitely worth the follow to spread the important message.
12.zannavandijk– a gorgeous fitness blogger, PT, blogger and author. She is opening up great conversations about sustainability, veganism, conscious living, nutrition and meditation. She always has good book recommendations too 🙂
13.steffywhiteyoga– a Scottish yoga teacher and yoga retreat organiser with a great attitude about self love. Her retreats looks so beautiful. I will definitely have to add them to my list of retreats to visit!
Opening circle at our ✨Art of letting go✨retreat in stunning Norfolk this weekend. Two yoga practices down, a bonfire with marshmallows, lots of chats, dinner and now breakfast in the baking sun. Ah England you treat! We are getting ready for our mindful drawing workshop now! Check my Instagram stories to see all the amazing things we are up to! I love this group so much @whitelightyogaretreats 💜💛💖
14.jiliciousjourney– a very inspirational human creating an open atmosphere to talk about mental health and wellbeing.
15.doctors_kitchen-promoting a great movement regarding nutritional training for doctors and using food as medicine! This is so important as diet is a big cause to many of the leading causes of death in the developing world such as strokes, heart disease, etc.
16.hotforfood– a great food blogger- creating tasty vegan comfort food!! #Drool
November is #WorldVeganMonth and a bunch of #vegansofinstagram are spreading the love! Here’s my #whyvegan story… the only thing I regret about going #vegan is not doing it sooner. It’s transformed my body, mind, and soul and created a deep connection in my life that continues to expand. My initial decision to transition to vegan was a combination of wanting to be healthier and that I connect to animals in a way that makes it NOT cool to eat them or anything that comes from them. Now with #hotforfood I’m out to prove that being vegan is fun, full of flavour, without sacrifices, and rich in a variety of foods that will make you feel more alive and not guilty. Just #govegan already! 💚I’ve also tagged some of my faves as well so you have tons of resources, inspo, and no excuses. Y'all feel free to post your own #whyvegan story on your pages too💚Now get cooking a #veganmeal in your own kitchen today like maybe these roasted poblano and jackfruit tacos with adobo cream sauce✌🏼🤤🌱hotforfoodblog.com and on YouTube ▶️ * * * #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfood #veganinspo #veganlife #vegantakeover #veganmonth #fortheanimals #fortheplanet #forhealth #compassion #tacotuesday #tacos #jackfruittacos #foodie #recipes #hotforfoodcookbook #foodstagram #plantbased
17.goodeatings-an account full of truly beautiful photos and plant based recipes. She is also a youtuber creating beautiful blogs that look like they belong on a film screen! Seriously!
18.imlauramiller– my favourite thing about this instagramer/youtuber is her openness about her mental health struggles. Also, her talking in circles series on YouTube is a masterpiece in genuine conversation.
19.the_plantbased_yogateacher– a youtuber and yoga teacher focusing on wellbeing and living a holistic lifestyle. I also love her focus on her zero waste living and natural skincare.
20.happyandhealthy96– with 202k followers, she is not one that necessarily needs more followers but she is seriously fabulous! She is hugely positive and a great promoter of body positivity, good mental attitude and intuitive eating with a laid back approach to exercise. She also produces an equally great podcast that I listen to regularly.
A year ago today, I set off from Kathmandu Nepal, to do the Everest Base Camp trek. It was without a doubt my favourite trip/ place I’ve ever been to, and the most transformative. Those ten days that I spent in the Himalayas with 13 other amazing friends, freezing our bums off, getting altitude sickness, playing card games, telling stories, eating Dahl baht, and experiencing this epic journey were some of the most incredible days of my life. But in reality, what was more incredible was what followed that trip. The aftermath of coming home, of burning out, of hitting a dark rock bottom. And the contrast of going from a metaphorical and literal high point in life (5600m elevation) back down to sea level in Vancouver to an emotional low was jarring. I spent 2 months barely leaving my house, sinking into a spiral of depression & just feeling no excitement or appetite for life. And then spent the next 7 months not really functioning as a human being 😂😬 But over the last year, this inner battle and journey of climbing my own mountain has been far more difficult and rewarding than Everest ever was. the people I’ve met, the community I’ve encountered, the lessons I’ve learned, the love I’ve remembered, and the person I’ve become is something I am forever grateful for. I know that the seeds of life that have been planted this year will continue to grow and flourish within. And as long as I continue to water and tend to them with my heart, with service, with kindness & with patience, it will continue to guide my heart and soul back to myself. . The main takeaways from this year: . Life is NOW. . It’s okay to not be okay. . You are enough. . Life however dark & desolate it may appear is still living and working in your favour, trust it, appreciate it, and treat it with reverence. . As saint francis said, it is in giving that we receive. . Life is actually very simple, we just like to make it difficult. In times of hardship turn to love, remember kindness, be grateful & let joy be the engine of your life. . And… we are all a beautiful mess
21.lacandelasanctuary– an organisation doing great work to save neglected animals. I was initially introduced to this account after finding an amazing story about a beautiful dog, Spirit, that was found with her lower jaw missing and is currently undergoing treatment to help her live her best life. You have got to check this story out! It is truly amazing!!
Little by little he gets better; the analytics continue very well and he is as animated as always; giving joy to anyone who has the good fortune of meeting him. The last touches that remain will almost certainly be made under a mild anesthetic that will create almost no risk. Soon we will travel to Valencia to see him, because we are dying to hug him and the stay in the hospital is getting longer: we cannot take it anymore! Today we want to wish you all a good weekend and a lot of strength and perseverance to fight for your dreams; for what it really makes you feel full, pure and connected with that tranquility that comes from doing what is really arranged for us; no matter how socially accepted it is. Because there is nothing impossible and the path is just as magical as the goal 🙏🏾 THANK YOU for joining us ❤️ 🌱Join our family of La Candela, we can all do much together -> PARTNERS, Sponsors or volunteers! firstname.lastname@example.org
22.holistichabits– not only does she have great hair inspo but she is also a great resource for crystals and toxic free beauty.
Okay all my fellow crystal lovers!! I have uploaded a special video for you on my channel👏🏼💃🏼 Many of you had requested for me to do a crystal collection video 🔮 (Aka, my dream video to film!!!👏🏼😝). So I made a video showing you my favourite crystals💗 I only show my smaller pieces in this video, but will definitely film a video of my larger pieces if you guys want to see it!! 🔮💜🔮💜😊 Time for me to go to sleep now ✨ Sweet gemstone dreams, beautiful people!! 🌙 #gemstones #crystals #showmeyourgems #gemaddict
23.plantifulsoul– a beautiful soul with mindful thoughts, creating beautiful videos about what’s important in life while living her beautiful Hawaii life- an inspiration to follow.
you are not alone. you are not lost. you are not broken. you are not a living mistake, that needs to be fixed. all of the things you have been conditioned to believe that you are not, is all that you are. composed of all that is alive and beautiful, you are everything that matters. eternally whole. infinitely enough. a wild creature birthed through a womb of celestial grace. there is no part of me, not of you. and no piece of you, not of divine origin. made by love, for love. this is all we have. this is all we are. though tamed by a trace, we have been lured into the lies of lucidity. every trace of suffering upon earth is a symptom of separation. until we can recognize our reflection in a stranger, until we can touch the cosmos in a sliver of moonlight, until the ground we walk upon becomes our own skin, until the taste of our tears drift into oceanic currents, until we can glimpse eternity in the eyes of a child, we will continue to starved by the illusion of isolation. achingly empty, numbed by amnesia, we have abandoned our roots. we are sisters and brothers. extensions of the same sacred source, interwoven in collective unity. connection is our birthright. it is the cure through which we may turn the wounds of this world into wildflowers. unwind your luminance. allow its flames crumble your cage to ashes. soften the chaos that lingers in chasms of your mind. these thoughts are not your own. awaken. gently stir your soul from its slumber. our story is our medicine. our softness, our most powerful strength. for no matter how broken our world becomes, she still turns. as will we. as i have. as will you. you will heal. you will rise again. i promise. you are carried. let go. free fall. overflow.
24.kristenleo-she initiates important conversations about ethical fashion and how our purchases effect others.
25.logicalharmony– your one stop shop for all the ethical and cruelty free beauty brands. No excuses now ladies! Cruelty free is available for all!
26.livias_kitchen– an inspiring female entrepreneur creating healthy allergy free sweet treats. Business inspo for sure!!
27.milla_lascelles– a coach you must follow for all questions health and lifestyle related. Her career looks so fulfilling! #careerinspo
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29.philanthonym– a motivation TEDX speaker with lots of great quotes to keep you going through your week.
30.lovelightandbananas– lots of tasty vegan recipes to drool over, plus a refreshing mental health survivor and advocate.
What are your favourite Instagram accounts to follow? Let me know in the comments below!