Enhance Your Soul (and Feed) By Following These 5 Wellness Influencers

By Gabrielle Pharms | November 11, 2021

How do you define wellness? Perhaps it’s the feeling of satisfaction from overcoming a bad habit, or maybe it’s the sweat rolling off your forehead from engaging in an afternoon of gardening. Though we all have varying perceptions of wellness, it’s an action worthy of pursuit, especially in this chaotic world.

The timeless adage that “joy is contagious” rings true when you meet the acquaintance of someone special in-person or even in the world of Instagram. Whether it’s an infectious smile or a powerful quote within a post, there’s a vibrant je ne sais quoi that compels you to press “follow” because you’re drawn to the account’s authenticity. And it’s that feeling that adds to your wellness bank.

From teaching you how to engage in healthy self-care routines to showing you how to kick butt during a high-intensity workout, these five Instagrammers will help you improve your overall well-being. This list is merely a handful of incredible influencers among many who share their wellness journey with the world.


Lalah Delia

Delia is a wellness educator, spiritual writer, and author of the bestselling book Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power. Her thought-provoking and upbuilding posts help you to take a vibrational-based approach to all facets of your life. Through Delia’s gift of delivering power-packed words, you’ll leave her page feeling more inspired and ready to love the person you are in the present.

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Christopher Griffin

If we had to describe Griffin, a.k.a. Plantkween, in a word, it would be this: jovial. Yes, Griffin’s cheery account sparks immediate joy. There are photos of fun fashion fits, motivational captions, and a euphoric Griffin surrounded by thriving plants. Additionally, Griffin’s page reminds you that you can achieve wellness through plants and learn life lessons from leaves.

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Nedra Glover Tawwab

Through what Tawwab has coined as “Nedra Nuggets,” the licensed therapist, New York Times bestselling author, and content creator posts a series of quotable gems to help you self-reflect. After checking out her page, don’t blame us if you feel a nudge in your conscience behooving you to set more precise expectations, create stronger boundaries, or other important-for-your-mental-health goals. Tawwab has a disclaimer on her page stating her content isn’t a replacement for therapy. However, her posts are solid potential conversation starters for your scheduled therapy sessions.

Chase Tucker

Everyone needs a person who gives you the jolt of motivation you need to get moving. That’s where fitness expert and Peloton instructor Tucker comes in. He affectionately refers to his followers as a wolfpack and concludes his classes with affirmations. Tucker’s account seamlessly ties in fitness with mental wellness as catalysts in amplifying your awesomeness inside and out.

Denise Francis

As the founder and CEO of The Self Love Organization, Francis has been passionate about bridging the divide between self-love and mental health for women of color long before its launch in 2017. Francis’ posts are empowering and encourage her followers to heal, rest, and recover. Anyone willing to celebrate your wins with you is a keeper - and Francis is that cheerleader rooting for you to succeed.

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