Wellness Leaders

This section highlights inspirational people in the wellness field and the work they do. Blogs, TED Talks, podcasts and other resources are linked throughout. Want to add someone to the list? Share who inspires YOU to lifestylemedicineprograms@thedacare.org for a chance to have their work featured:

Amanda White

therapyforwomencenter.com: Author and licensed therapist who strives to maintain an accessible, modern approach to therapy.

Book: Not Drinking Tonight – A guide to creating a sober life you love

Bonnie Roney

bonnieroney.com: “Diet Culture Rebel” and “Food Freedom” registered dietitian who fights against norms surrounding diet culture.

Podcast: Diet Culture Rebel

Brene Brown

Brenebrown.com: Speaker and author known for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.

TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability (20:50)

Books: Daring Greatly, Dare To Lead & Atlas of the Heart

Podcasts: Dare To Lead & Unlocking Us

Connor Beaton

mantalks.com: A New York based coach, teacher, and speaker who helps men (and women) from all over the world take back control of their lives.

Podcast: ManTalks

Erica Layne

ericalayne.co: Created the “Life On Purpose” movement to help people trade overwhelm and fatigue for focus and peace.

Book: The Minimalist Way – Minimalism strategies to declutter your life and make room for joy

Podcast: Life On Purpose

Erin Falconer

Pickthebrain.com: A website dedicated to self improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self education.

Book: How To Break Up With Your Friends

Esther Perel

estherperel.com: Psychotherapist who believes that “the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives” and supplies resources to sharpen our relational intelligence.

Podcasts: Where Should We Begin? & How’s Work?

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Aestheticsofjoy.com: Author and designer who shares inspiration and resources for finding joy in the mundane.

Book: Joyful – The surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness

Julie Menanno

thesecurerelationship.com: A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who’s mission is to make the insights and practical skills she uses to treat couples in in her private practice more accessible to a wider population.

Book: Secure Love – Relationship healing, skills, and scripts

Kelly McGonigal

kellymcgonigal.com: Author, psychologist, and educator who combines science and real life experience to inspire self-understanding, empathy for others, and connection.

TED Talk: How To Make Stress Your Friend (14:29)

Books: The Upside of Stress, The Science of Compassion, & The Joy of Movement

Kris Carr

Kriscarr.com: New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist & cancer thriver.

Lauren Cadillac

laurencadillac.com: The “Feel Good Dietitian” who teaches her clients the Intuitive Eating framework – heal their relationship with food and become the expert of their own bodies.

Lucy Sheridan

proofcoaching.com: Comparison Coach who guides her clients to lead a comparison free life. “Be less them and more you”.

Book: The Comparison Cure

Mark Groves

createthelove.com: Human Connection Specialist who’s mission is to enhance the human experience through great relationships.

Podcast: Mark Groves

Michaela Dunbar

myeasytherapy.com: A Clinical Psychologist who helps women worldwide confidently step into an awesome life, career, or relationship they actually love.⁠

Morgan Harper Nichols

morganharpernichols.com: A musician, artist, and writer who’s work is centered around creating connection.

Books: All Along You Were Blooming + How Far You Have Come

App: Storyteller

Nedra Glover Tawwab

nedratawwab.com: Therapist, author, and relationship expert who focuses her work on setting healthy boundaries in relationships.

Book: Set Boundaries, Find Peace – A guide to reclaiming yourself

Nicole Cruz

nicolecruzrd.com: Registered dietitian who helps people create more joy and less stress with food and their bodies.

Rachael Hartley

rachaelhartleynutrition.com: Her team aims to help people heal their relationship with food and live a well-nourished life. As non-diet dietitians, they provide the support and tools needed to eat with confidence.

Book: Gentle Nutrition – A practical and accessible guide to intuitive eating

Sarah Nicole Landry

thebirdspapaya.com: A body confidence advocate, speaker, writer, and podcast host who loves cultivating powerful social media conversations around life and our experiences in it.

Podcast: Papaya

Vanessa Van Edwards

scienceofpeople.com: Self-proclaimed “recovering awkward person” who shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership skills.

Book: Captivate – The science of succeeding with people

Book #2: Cues – Master the secret language of charismatic communication

Victoria Garrick Browne

victoriagarrick.com: A TED Talk Speaker, Former D1 Athlete, Mental Health Advocate, & Content Creator who’s not afraid to get REAL.

TED Talk: Athletes & Mental Health – The Hidden Opponent (21:14)

Non-Profit Organization: The Hidden Opponent – Athlete mental health awareness

Podcast: RealPod


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