Women in Wellness: 8 Teachers Show You How To Follow Your Heart

8 Women in Wellness Who Prove It’s Always a Good Idea to Follow Your Heart

Do you feel your life lacks meaning and real purpose? Do you dream about leaving it all behind to pursue your passion and follow your heart?  Let these inspiring women in wellness show you the way. They prove it’s never too late to change life direction and follow your heart.

1. Kris Carr

She was an actress when she was diagnosed with cancer. After taking stock of her life, she went on an inward wellness venture to find meaning and purpose. Today, Kris is a New York Times best-selling author and cancer thriver, and the creator of the wellness brand Crazy Sexy Life.

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2. Marie Forleo

Marie is a life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host, but before she created the epic training program B-School she was in a different industry. Forleo started in the fitness industry, with four bestselling dance videos as a dancer, choreographer and fitness professional. She even became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005. But left her successful career in fitness to follow her heart and start her own company to focus on small business and personal development training for entrepreneurs. She is the founder of B-School, a top notch business training. Watch Marie’s Free training videos here.

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3. Gabby Bernstein

Today we know Gabrielle Bernstein as a motivational speaker, life coach and author teaching the Course in Miracles, but a decade ago she was running her own PR company and a socialite PR rep in New York City. She heard an inner call to clean up her life, rid herself of drugs and alcohol and the rest is history. Today she’s a Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher. Named as a “next-generational thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey.

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4. Danielle Laporte

We know Danielle LaPorte as the bestselling author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger but Prior to founding DanielleLaPorte.com, LaPorte was Executive Director of The Arlington Institute think tank in Washington, DC, a partner at Carrie & Danielle, Inc., and was a communications strategist.

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5. Shannon Kaiser

She was a successful, award-winning advertising art director when her doctor diagnosed her with clinical depression. She hit a quarter-life crisis and turned her life around by going after her dream career as a travel writer and book author. At age 35 she’s written three Amazon best-selling books and Mind Body Green named her among the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness.

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6. Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum

Ali Leipzig left college and became a freelance graphic designer. And Michelle Goldblum was a pharmaceutical rep. Born out of the need for community and a deeper connection to life, the two best friends followed their heart and founded Soul Camp, an adult sleep-a-way camp for spiritual minded personal development folks.


7. Alicia Silverstone

Famous actress known for her role on the 90’s breakout hit Clueless, found peace in promoting her vegan lifestyle. She created The Kind Life online community and wrote a cookbook under the same name. Today she is still acting but she is more well known for her vegan lifestyles and prompting love for animals and life. Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and is noted for being an animal rights and environmental activist.

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8. Louise Hay

The founder of Hay House publishing, she began leading support groups for people living with H.I.V. or AIDS that she called Hay Rides. In 1978 she was diagnosed with “incurable” cervical cancer, but that didn’t stop her from living her life fully. At age 58 she established the Hay House publishing firm, which has since grown to be the leading New Age publisher for authors, with new thought leaders including Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue, Wayne Dyer, and Marianne Williamson.

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