Words: Sophie Henderson
The habitual nature of Instagram is synonymous with unrealistic beauty-standards, but it can be used in a powerful and productive way: to promote wellness. The term infiltrates all aspects of living, and it essentially means taking care of yourself. The greatest wellness advocates are self love, self care and self acceptance, but they’re not always as explicit as a sentimental quote. We’ve pulled together a collection of accounts that will each take care of you in their own, unique way. Get following to boost your physical and mental wellness.
Expand your intellect with French Words
Instagram is the sanctum of distraction, so use it strategically to expand your mind. A mere exemple, French Words adds a certain je ne said quoi to your feed (and similar accounts are available in most languages). Ditch endless scrolling and hone a new skill – your mind will thank you later.
Embrace Vibrational Living with Lalah Delia
Let the organic words of Lalah Delia grace your feed. Delia is a spiritual writer and creative who encourages wholesome well-being, and offers her mindful perspective on life through vibrational-living. Follow her to remind yourself just how powerful you are.
Be thankful with Alexandra Elle
Founder of The Hey Girl Podcast, Alex Elle pushes slow and intentional living; her words are filled with gratitude to encourage everyday appreciation.
navigating motherhood in a way that is intentional is a daily practice. what i’ve learned along the way is this: if i don’t take time for me, if i don’t create space in my life for self-care, things can become cloudy + overwhelming. i want to show up for my children as my very best self so that i can offer them the best parts of me—a full heart, clear mind, and calm spirit. self-celebration, self-care, and self-love in parenthood matters. take care of yourself, so you can take care of them. . . alex elle for @sollybabywrap. . . 📷: @erikalaynephoto
Follow Recipes For Self Love
Unapologetic – and rightly so – Alison Rachel’s illustrations prompt you to accept and to love your physical being. They’re essentially love notes to you, from you.
I'm not just talking pits and pubes, I'm talking facial hair! Remove it, or don't, it's up to you but know that having it doesn't make you any less wonderful. . .#recipesforselflove #bodyhair #natural #hair #facialhair #fuckthepatriarchy #effyourbeautystandards #life #selflove #selfcare #loveyourself #smashthepatriarchy #youareperfect #effyourbeautystandards #feminism #lifestyle #instagood #feminsta #feminist #zine #illustration #digital #drawing #adobe #design #graphic #art #women #love #yourself #woman
Bless your body with Vegan Food Spot
Regardless of your diet, Vegan Food Spot is one of several accounts promoting the ease of nutritious recipes. Encourage yourself to consume natural, unprocessed foods that will help to nurture your body.
Stay smart with Loom
One for the mothers (or mothers to be), Loom is modern education for reproductive empowerment, pregnancy, and parenting. It does sound a little futuristic, but trust me, it’s as pure as it gets.
BLOOM 🌻 〰️ We have a VERY special class this SUNDAY led by birth + postpartum + yoga luminary @pattiquintero, founder of @umamother! BLOOM is an intimate session of #yoga + #community and a unique opportunity to connect with other expecting and new parents at LOOM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patti has been a leading expert in pre/postnatal yoga and mindfulness for nearly two decades and you won’t want to miss this chance to soak up Patti’s energy at LOOM. There will be a prenatal session at 10am, followed by postnatal at 11:30am. ⚠️ Space is limited to 12 spots per class, so hurry to the link in our bio to sign up!
Breath easy with Black Girl In Om
Holistic wellness may be an obvious shoutout, but Black Girl In Om prides itself as a creative space for ‘women of colour to breathe easy’. The platform’s beauty is both mindful and instantly empowering.
But like most construction sites, my confidence is constantly under construction. Strength requires us to develop confidence and confidence can sometimes be difficult to maintain. It’s slow and deliberate. — Alexis Johnson (@glowinguplex) ▫️▫️▫️ #LinkInBio Alexis’ read has us inspired to get creative + try some self-esteem boosting rituals all weekend long. What’s fires up your self-worth? 🔑 ▫️▫️▫️ Photo by Deun Ivory (@deunivory)
Mental Health Awareness with Sad Girls Club
This collective reminds us just how common mental health problems are, removing the stigma as a safe place for girls to unite and relate.