You can't help but get swept up inMercedes Nicoll's personal brand of positivity. Head over to her Twitter or Instagram accounts (she's@mercedesnicoll), and you'll find the posts of an incredible athlete that radiates a rare blend of pure happiness, true grit, and endless determination. She's candid about the ups and downs of being a competitive athlete and the sacrifices she's made and work she's put into her sport, but, in reading her posts, it's impossible to not feel inspired.
Meghan Telpner is a one-womantour de force. An author, speaker, and nutritionist, she helms the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and has authored theUnDiet collection of books. She's also a new mama—to the very adorable Finley—and our first nomination for The Happiness Files.