15 Inspiring Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

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Hello Sweet Friends:

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram, searching for inspiration?

We spend a lot of time in our social media spaces… and they have the power to uplift or depress.

And I’m pretty sure you’ll join me when I say that I’d much prefer to create an uplifting space!

But in an endless sea of creators, who hosts uplifting spaces you’ll adore?

I happen to have a few suggestions!

Here are 5 Instagrammers I know and love (that I know you’ll love too), and 10 more inspiring people I highly recommend you check out!

Let’s discover some awesome Instagram accounts. Are you ready? Here we go…

5 Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Need To Check Out

These are the lovely peeps I know and speak to regularly. They have all created wonderful spaces. And I’m pretty darn confident you’ll like them bunches. Presenting in no particular order <3

1. Sara (me) | Ms. Health-Esteem

Is this a shameless self-plug? Heck yes! But I think I’m pretty awesome and chances are, if you’re hanging out here with me, you probably enjoy the goodness I share too.

So if you love talking about health through the lens of self-care with me and you want sprinkles of more, you can find me on Instagram. It’s everything you already know and love, self-care ideas and encouragement, self-love motivation, Graves Disease real talk, inspiring quotes, plus stories, videos and reals.

Come join me right here

2. Amy | Share Kindness Loudly

Amy, of the inspiring Instagram account instagram.com/sharekindnessloudly, sits cozy in a chair with a cup of tea. She looks to her left, towards her vanity, and smiles.

Amy of Share Kindness Loudly. I adore Amy and her lovely account and I’m just so excited to gush about her. Not only is she such a thoughtful, kind person, she’s also created a beautiful space where she shares kindness, discusses anxiety and mental health as well as her self-love journey. This is a wonderful place where all are welcome and safe, supportive conversations are encouraged. You’ll adore her!

If you want to feel uplifted and be part of a kind, supportive community, I absolutely encourage you to go check out Amy!

Find Amy on Instagram right here

3. Maryann Auger

Maryann Auger, of the inspiring Instagram account instagram.com/maryannauger, looks off to her right and smiles. She's standing in front of a purple cinder block wall and wearing grey leggings and a pink workout tank top.

Maryann is a beautiful soul, a great friend and has written some amazing articles for me about things like self-care, fatphobia, balanced lifestyles, exercise and joyful movement and more.⁣

Maryann is a personal trainer who’s weight inclusive, HAES-aligned and has an anti-diet approach. She is a breath of fresh air and will always cheer you on and support your personal journey as unique and beautiful.

If you want to add some positive goodness to your Instagram feed, you need to give this beautiful woman a follow. I know you’ll adore her. I’m definitely looking forward to working with Maryann again soon and can’t wait to see what goodness she has to share next.⁣

You can find Maryann on Instagram right here

4. Jasmin | Ve Eat Cook Bake

Jasmin, from the inspiring Instagram account instagram.com/veeatcookbake, sits on her kitchen counter and smiles at the camera. Beside her is a 3 tier fruit tray displaying apples, avocados, bananas and tomatoes

Jasmin from Ve Eat Cook Bake is such a lovely person with a huge, kind heart and so, so much creativity. If you’re a foodie and/or are looking for delicious vegan recipes, Jasmin’s your girl. Fair warning, you will probably drool on your phone now and again, because my goodness her food looks so good. And, as someone who has recreated many of her dishes, I can attest that they taste just as amazing as they look.

Jasmin also shares her German culture through tons of delicious German recipes, among lots of western classics. Food is such an important part of our culture and connection, both to our home and family as well as to each other. Connecting through food is fantastic and I love how Jasmin creates a community that allows for just that.

If you want to add some delicious goodness to your feed, you need to give lovely Jasmin a follow. I know you’ll adore her. I definitely can’t wait to see what goodness she has to share next.

You can find Jasmin on Instagram right here

5. Allie Kim | Nourishing Allie

Allie Kim, from the inspiring Instagram account instagram.com/nourishingallie, sits on stairs in front of a red door and smiles at the camera.

Allie Kim is a body confidence coach and self-love advocate who shares so much uplifting content. She’s passionate about helping women, just like wonderful you, work to stop hating their body and feel more confidence in the skin they’re in.

Allie’s mission is to help women break free from the mentality gifted to us by diet culture. She wants you to live the life you were meant to live, without the food guilt and body shame.

Her wonderful page is full of tons of inspiring content about learning to love and respect your body. Because bodies come in all shapes and sizes and that’s what makes us all beautiful.

We were fortunate enough to have her visit us and share a fantastic guest post about body acceptance, 5 Uplifting Tips To Help You Accept Your Body.

Check out her goodness on Instagram right here

10 More Inspiring Instagram Accounts

Someone holds a cell phone in their hand, it's open to an Instagram account.

There are tons and tons of wonderful and inspiring Instagram accounts. A few more that I adore (but who’s creators I do not personally know) include:

    1. Hannah Shaw | Kitten Lady – Hannah is an animal rescuer and educator who makes the world a better place for tiny felines and other orphan animals who need her.
    2. Meg Boggs – Meg is an incredible athlete and she’s all about fitness for every body, at every size.
    3. Lizzo – Lizzo is an amazing musician (she plays the flute like no other), singer and creator and has an incredible online space.
    4. Megan Jayne Crabbe | Bodyposipanda – Megan talks about everything from body acceptance to self-care, to sex, to inclusivity and so much more.
    5. Schuyler Bailar | Pink Manta Ray – Schuyler is the 1st trans D1 NCAA men’s athlete and advocate for inclusion.
    6. Jameela Jamil – Jameela is a fantastic feminist-in-progress who shares a ton on social justice and destroying diet culture.
    7. I Weigh – This is a space created by Jameela Jamil intended for radical inclusivity.
    8. Monique Melton | Moemotivate – Monique is an anti-racism educator who has created an incredibly important space.
    9. Rini Frey | Own It Babe – Rini talks about self-love, mental health and body acceptance and she’s so uplifting.
    10. Kenzie Brenna – Kenzie shares posts on self-love, stretch marks and body acceptance, fatphobia and more.

Final Thoughts

A woman stands on the side walks and holds her phone up to take a selfie.

Ultimately, what matters is that your online spaces are your spaces. Follow those who inspire, educate and/or uplift you. Let go of those who bring you down. Diversify your feed with people who add something to your world and make you feel good.

And don’t be afraid to unfollow or mute anyone who’s toxic for you. Even if you know them. You have control over your feed and it should not be a space that’s bad for your mental well-being.

I’d love to know which creators you adore! Who inspires you, teaches you great things or simply fills your feed with goodness? Share a link to your favourite inspiring Instagram accounts in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: Your social media spaces should inspire you, not drain you.

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23 Comments

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    Maryann Auger | Instagram: @maryannauger

    October 2, 2020

    Thank you for the tag Sara! You’re the creator that inspires me. I learn so much from you and I absolutely adore your self-care reminders and the way you incorporate social justice in your work. You’re awesome!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      Thank you so much Maryann! I love you so much <3. You inspire me constantly too. And I am forever grateful that we found each other. And I will always be excited to gush about you 🙂

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    Jasmin

    October 2, 2020

    Sara a huge thank you. You are so inspiring and I get everytime inspired by you selfcare posts. You are amazing 😘

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      That means the world to me Jasmin! Thank you! You have so much talent and I am always excited to see your creations <3. Always excited to gush about you!

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    Kileen

    October 3, 2020

    All of these accounts sound so wonderful! I’d love to check them out and give them a follow!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I hope you enjoy them as much as I do Kileen! A little extra goodness on our social feeds is always a wonderful thing :).

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    Shilpa Bindlish

    October 3, 2020

    That’s a great to support each other. I am going to follow some of these for great tips.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you’re looking forward to checking them out Shilpa! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do <3

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    Aliceee Traveler

    October 3, 2020

    Love this article. Brings so much good energy and toughts on the table. You are right, social media should be a nice, positive place.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it Alice! I think the world could always use more kindness and joy. And social media is a great place to add a little extra of that to your plate <3.

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    Sarah M

    October 3, 2020

    I was on Instagram a few days back and I think I should again become active on it. These accounts are worth to follow.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I hope you enjoy them Sarah! I think it’s so important we build a space that lifts us up and inspires us. I hope you find some joy and inspiration on their pages too <3

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    Brianne

    October 3, 2020

    I’m actually following some of these already! I need to follow you, too. P.S. I think a shameless self-plug is ALWAYS good!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed my shameless plug too ^^. Hehe thank you so much Brianne! And I love that you’re following along with some of these lovely ladies too. They’re all so talented and inspiration. You can never have too much of that goodness, right? I hope you enjoy my page too! 🙂

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    Ronnie E.

    October 3, 2020

    As of late, my Instagram is full of very negative, superficial ‘role’ models. I would much prefer to follow these inspirational accounts and change the tone of my social media!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I think a social media clean up is such a helpful form of self-care. It really should be a space that feels right for you and hopefully uplifts you. I hope that you find tons of wonderful accounts to follow and feel much better after the tone has shifted! <3

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    Kevin Brotac

    October 4, 2020

    A wonderful post! many people follow the wrong people on social media and end up depressed or not enjoying their time online, this a great list of people to follow and keep your dash full of positive posts!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I couldn’t agree more Kevin! Social media really does have the power to bring us down or uplift us. I think we should feel empowered to make it a space that works for us and hopefully inspires us. I’m really happy you enjoy this list of lovely people 🙂

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    Marie

    October 4, 2020

    I don’t do much on Instagram, but I think I would love to spend more time following Nourishing Allie. These are all great accounts, though!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      You will adore Allie! She’s an absolutely wonderful person and her content is truly such a breath of fresh air. I really hope you enjoy her goodness as much as I do Marie! 🙂

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    GAica DC San

    October 8, 2020

    Those were a really bgreat list of IG to follow. I will check them out and will do follow.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 20, 2020

      I hope you enjoy their goodness as much as I do! 🙂

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