SHAPE Best Blogger Awards: 20 Blogs That Keep Us Happy and Sane
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Heather of Then Heather Said
Then Heather Said chronicles Heather Shugarman's thoughts and musings on healthy living, nutrition, fitness, and well, whatever else strikes her fancy!
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Rachel of Hollaback Health
Rachel is the editor and founder of Hollaback Health, a community forum dedicated to healthy living bloggers. The Hollaback girls maintain that their community isn't about how you live, it's about how you blog. What we love most about this tight-knit community of writers is the way they don't shy away from examining the important issues, such as the role, both positive and negative, that bloggers play in the healthy living world.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Kimberly of The Art of Eating Chocolate Naked
The Art of Eating Chocolate Naked isn't what you're thinking, though it is close! Kimberly Riggins hopes to inspire women to love themselves in their own skin and be comfortable with who they are.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Shawna of Gardening Nude
Another one that's not what it sounds like (we promise!), Gardening Nude focuses on how to strip away the excuses, emotional baggage and stress to begin living a healthier, more fulfilling life. Shawna shares simple tips for living eco-friendly and green on her blog.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Heather of Faces of Beauty
After years of struggling with disordered eating, Heather of Faces of Beauty started her blog with the hopes of it being a place where people could learn to love themselves, no strings attached. We think that's a great message, Heather!
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Mir Kamin of Woulda Coulda Shoulda
Mir Kamin started Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda in 2004 in the middle of a divorce, unemployment and while facing a kind of midlife crisis about what she wanted to do with her life. She ultimately decided she wanted to write. We're glad she did; she's hilarious!
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Monique of Big Fat Deal
Monique blogs about the portrayal of weight in pop culture, both positive and negative at Big Fat Deal. Her blog is a body-positive one that strives to inspire people to be happy at whatever weight they are.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Erin of EJ Shea
Erin focuses a lot on what she calls the "three pillars:" family, health and work at EJ Shea, and she does it all in a humorous and lighthearted way.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Caitlin Boyle of Healthy Tipping Point
Caitlin Boyle of Healthy Tipping Point found her healthy tipping point after she ran her first 10K. Since then, she has completed more than 40 races at all different levels and speeds. Her blog focuses on getting fit and eating right.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Anna of Be Healthy, Well and Inspired
Anna of Be Healthy, Well and Inspired used to run with the corporate world before she decided she wanted to head in a different direction. She's still employed in the corporate world, but she writes her blog in order to "survive and stay sane."
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Alaina of Ms. Single Mama
Alaina has been called both "inspirational and refreshing" and a "disgrace to her gender." Not many people can say that, but we love her hilarious take on everyday life as a blogger, photographer, writer and mother at Ms. Single Mama.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Starre of Eco-Chick
Starre and the rest of the editorial team at Eco-Chick write about eco-friendly food, fashion and the little ways you can make a difference, with the hopes of inspiring women toward healthier, more sustainable lives.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Stephanie of Live Lighter
Stephanie of Live Lighter was living an unhealthy lifestyle until she hit her quarter-life crisis. After her interest in spirituality kept growing, she decided she wanted to make a change to her life and strive to find a natural balance between her body, mind and spirit.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Danne of 12 Months of Lent
12 Months of Lent started in 2009 as Danne's personal challenge to herself. A cross between a new year's resolution and Lent, she's trying to lead a more positive, fulfilling life by completing a different challenge, big and small, every month.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Tina of Think Simple Now
Tina and the rest of the editorial team at Think Simple Now believe that sometimes you have to simplify a little to be happy. Think Simple Now's mission is to offer easy ways to empower people to find inner clarity, peace and happiness.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Paloma of La Dolce Vita
Paloma's blog La Dolce Vita is all about inspiration of all kinds. Paloma covers all kinds of topics, including fashion, interior decorating and travel, and her blog includes a different inspirational quote every week.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Marcy of (Don't Be) Too Timid And Squeamish
Similar to Danne of 12 Months of Lent, Marcy, the voice behind (Don't Be) Too Timid and Squeamish is on a challenge to complete 101 things in 1001 days. These include (but aren't limited to): making homemade pasta, fasting for a day of Ramadan, giving up complaining for a week, getting a makeover and traveling alone.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Danielle of White Hot Truth
Danielle at White Hot Truth is one smart cookie. Whether she's talking about love, ambition, money or business, her razor-sharp (and sometimes biting) tone is unlike any other we've ever heard before— and we love it!
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Lena of The Chicktionary
Lena Chen, former sex blogger and "reluctant sexpert," is a writer and media producer promoting healthy relationships and sexuality, positive body image, and mental wellness. She got her blogging start with the infamous and now-defunct SexAndTheIvy.com that forever changed her Google results. Whether she's talking about reproductive rights or sexual health, she talks interestingly and honestly about the things that no one else will at the TheChicktionary.com.
Best Healthy Living Blogger: Lo of Y is for Yogini
Lo's blog, Y is for Yogini could technically fit under the category of fitness or sports, since it is a blog about yoga, but Lo's hilarious take on the different ways yoga is good for you (my favorite: the five ways yoga is like S and M) not only keeps us giggling every time, but encourages us to look at Yoga in new ways, too.