I was invited to a dinner party the other night to celebrate the new moon and spring equinox and as a part of the festivities we were all asked to take a moment to read out a list of things we were grateful for and what we were going to focus on in the coming year.

The common themes were ensuring that in our lifetime in any relationship, friendship or encounters with another human being that if we all create a sacred safe place for everyone to be themselves and give love to the world then the world would be a happy place and people would blossom to their true self.

It was such raw and honest conversation where everyone shared their thoughts openly. I felt very blessed to be in such a beautiful environment with such love and gratitude to feel safe to express myself without the fear of judgement.

It got me thinking that not everyone lives their life like this and we need to surround ourselves with people who inspire, motivate and encourage us to be the ultimate versions of themselves.

One of my favourite quotes by Jim Rohn is “You are the average of the 5 people that you surround yourself with”. So if you are hanging around with people who bring you down, are judgemental and don’t offer a safe place for you to be you then those are the types of experiences that you will bring into your life. At Glow for Life we call this our ‘Group of Greatness.’

Don’t be afraid to end relationships and friendships that aren’t serving you well as sometimes we outgrow people. It’s not to say that we haven’t shared amazing experiences with these people and that they haven’t been significant to us in some way, it just means that we aren’t on the same journey anymore and it may be better for your personal health and wellbeing to part ways so you can flourish.

An amazing friend of mine brought this beautiful quote to my attention “People come into your life for a reason, season or a lifetime.” It’s definitely a sentiment to consider. Have a look at who is currently in your Group of Greatness to ensure that you blossom and GLOW to the maximum!


Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith is the Founder of Glow For Life, with personal experience acting as the driving force for her passion to make a positive difference to the health and wellness of others.

Danielle tipped the scales at 30kg overweight in her childhood years and was a constant target for bullying. After making the decision to lose weight, Danielle moved to the opposite end of the spectrum, battling anorexia and bulimia for several years. Due to these early issues in her childhood she suffered from health issues later on in life like IBS, an underactive thyroid, nutrient deficiencies which lead to fatigue where she has spent countless hours and dollars with doctors, naturopaths and numerous allied health professionals trying to identify what was wrong.

After a lengthy recovery process, Danielle was able to build a healthy relationship with food, exercise and body image and made this a core priority in her life.

Unfortunately, a corporate career path with no passion or personal motivation caused Danielle’s priorities to slip, with health, fitness and attitude to life all taking a back seat.

The ‘Glow moment’ that Danielle had was a telephone call informing her that her mother was going to die. She was sick with jaundice, had a tracheotomy in her throat, was on a dialysis machine and her body was not receiving the nutrients required. The next day her father was admitted to hospital with renal failure.

Having experienced first-hand what can happen when you don’t prioritise health and wellness, Danielle knew it was her purpose to help educate and assist people to make positive changes in their lives to ensure that they are the ultimate version of themselves.

This was the catalyst for Danielle to quit her corporate career, study fulltime and begin her “Glow for Life” journey.

Since taking the plunge, Danielle has worked as a Personal Trainer at Soultrain in Woolloomooloo and as a Sport Massage therapist for the GWS Giants and worked with Julia Russell Massage therapy with such sports teams like The NSW Waratahs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, West Tigers and the NSW Cricket team.  She has just recently returned from spending time in New York training with some of the elite trainers at Equinox Greenwich in Manhattan and Celebrity Trainer from Muscle Manhattan, as well as training in Thailand at a Muay Thai training camp,  with current Muay Thai champion fighters.

Danielle is currently working with individuals, couples and families as well as in the corporate space, promoting health and wellness in the workplace and in general life.