What does your Insta-diet look like?

How does your plate look? Does it nourish you? Is it feeding you to produce the very best of yourself out into the world? Or is it causing an upset stomach of seething anxiety?

We all hear about social media being an unfavourable place to become addicted to that feeds our insecurities with the risk of incessantly comparing ourselves to our peers who seem to ‘have it all together’. On the flip side, it can also be a place that can open your eyes to a sea of mentors at your fingertips who can inspire you to create the very best version of yourself.

Here are a few favourites that can add some vital nutrients to feed you:

When you’re in need of some soul food….

Lalah Delia

Dedicated to encouraging us all to vibrate higher, the wellness and spiritual writer serves as your best friend/guru in turning your tears of anxiety and self doubt into rivers that are a source of strength and resilience. After losing her way in the world, Lalah made a decision to connect to her higher self and indulge herself in spirituality, wellness, the healing arts, music and creativity which led her working with pioneers and creative pioneers in Hollywood. Check out her content for when you’re wanting to connect and refill yourself when your self esteem is lacking.

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Remember who you are 〰 😌

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When you’re in need of a slice of bold tropical inspiration…

Tameika Gentles

This free spirited globe trotter was living a pretty sweet life working in the corporate world but decided to ditch her complacent lifestyle to live in Hong Kong to satisfy her craving for something more authentic that filled her soul. And she hasn’t looked back since! She’s travelled to over 40 countries and runs her own retreat experience in Bali. She’s great fitspiration as she dropped 90lbs naturally and now works as a personal trainer.  Her Instagram account is filled with healthy lifestyle tips and is what you need if you’re looking for something to give you the push to live your most holistic lifestyle or to whip out your passport and travel across the world.

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May 5th is a very special day for me. It marks exactly 1 year since I left corporate and adopted the life of a working nomad pursuing my dream of entrepreneurship, travel, and freedom. . I had been in corporate HR for almost a decade. And while my job was comfortable (I by no means hated it), I was sick of simply existing. Complacency was my normal. And it was driving me crazy! . I knew I wanted greatness for myself. I knew I loved travel and wanted more of it, I had a passion for health and wellness and wanted to explore it, and I knew I wanted to be my own boss. . So the last year has been an absolute blessing. For the first time ever, I experience joy daily. I love my work and love my life! It hasn’t been easy… there have been many times where I didn’t know if I was cut out for this, but through perseverance and hustle, I definitely feel I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. . This break from corporate life was meant to be 6 months, then 1 year, and now I can’t see myself going back any time soon. . In the past year I’ve had over 200 online clients, I’ve launched a cook book, I’ve planned and hosted the @whole_experience retreat, I’ve been featured on numerous outlets, and even had my first print publication feature! But what’s most important is I’ve truly made time for what really matters in life – spending quality time with loved ones (something I seldom did while in corporate), I’ve traveled to over 20 countries (@tameikagtravels), and I’ve lived a purpose-driven life. . This by no means is meant to be a gloating post – it’s meant to inspire you. I NEVER thought I could live a life like this. Like EVER. I didn’t start really traveling until age 27 (I’m 32 this year), I only started my business a few short years ago and built it from the ground up. I was from a small town, raised by a single mother, had HEAPS of debt, went through a painful divorce, I owned a home, a car, and way too many belongings. I had no real ambition for this life until recently. . So I often get messages stating “I’m so lucky”…. know that I worked extremely hard for this. And if you aspire for something similar, I’m here to tell you if you put in the work, it is possible! ❤️❤️

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Brunching in Bali is one of my favourite things to do! Would you believe me if I said all of this food, organic/locally sourced/and pretty af only cost @oneikatraveller and I $25 USD (service charge and taxes included)? And this is considered higher end (🤨). 3 months in Bali so far and I’ve just scratched the surface of the food scene 😍 . Travel Account: @tameikagtravels 👻: TameikaG . #tameikag #bali #balilife #fitlife #fitnessaddict #fitness #beforeandafter #inspire #bodypositivefitness #shesquats #training #weightlossinspiration #inspiration #selflove #justdoit #beastmodeon #traininsane #transformyourbody #fitnessinspiration #strongissexy #strong #muscles #fitfam #fatloss #fattofit

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When you’re in need of a power boost to bossing your career and chasing your dreams…

Girls Building Empires 

Feeling in a career slump? Girls Building Empires is the perfect solution to remind yourself to be completely unapologetic when it comes to making your dreams happen. With a series of motivational quote cards that are the perfect kick up the ass needed for when you’re feeling stationary on your path to success as well as reminding you of the badass that you are.

 

When you’re heartbroken and you’re in need of a soothing chocolate fix…

Rupi Kaur

The Indian-Canadian native is known for her heartfelt poetry that has the innate ability to heal the crevices of your soul with any heartbreak you’re facing. Being a survivor of sexual abuse, she often shares healing words of the complexity of reflecting on past trauma and triumphing from darkness. On her page, you’ll be able to find a piece of poetry that you resonate with to provide you with comfort and hope when you’re in your feels with whatever life is throwing at you.

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till the sun burns out – a photographic interview series 📷: @anishsarai Q: let’s start with something simple: define poetry. A: for me—poetry is the thing that makes you feel. if something has the ability to move you—it is poetry. poetry is freeing. it frees you when you write it. it frees you when you read it. it’s the dancing of words. their choreography. for the past 9 years writing has been second nature to me. like breathing. it’s not that i want to do it—i need to do it. if a week goes by and i haven’t written a word i begin to get anxious. i feel like i’m overflowing. and i need the paper to catch it all. we all have questions. about what we’re going through. how to overcome certain things. solve problems. get out of specific situations. in the same way that one might approach a friend to ask for advice—i turn to writing. writing is how i find answers.

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page 66 of #thesunandherflowers we've all endured breakups. they're terrible. everyone knows this. we write about it. we sing about it. it's one of the most relatable experiences we hold and share with one another. the intensity of such a loss comes hard and fast. in this poem i was interested in exploring a more subtle loss. one that does not get enough attention. that we don't talk about often. what does the mourning look like when we lose our best friends. when our siblings drift away. is that loss not as great as the loss of a lover. i don't know. but i think so. i think we're impacted equally by both even if we're not aware of it. even if losing a friend doesn't feel as bad- i think somewhere it scars us just the same.

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