Don’t look so sad, Waylon. You’re top 25 on the Greatist.com’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2011. Not too shabby to be on a list with stars like Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama and Michelle Obama, among others. So get happy, because you’re doing a good job being of benefit and making other people happy.
Reaction via Waylon: “It means a lot: it signifies that all of us at elephant are doing something and doing it successfully. It also doesn’t mean anything—I’m ranked 20 spots above Michelle Obama? I don’t think so. Still, I’m probably the only one who got on this incredible list without the help of a PR/Marketing person!”
24. Waylon Lewis Happiness, Founder of Elephantjournal.com
Raised as a Buddhist, Waylon Lewis never forgot his roots. After earning a degree in communications from Boston University, Lewis founded Elephant magazine, which has since become Elephantjournal.com. This website is the go-to guide for the mindful life, including sustainability and spirituality. With his dedicated team, Lewis helps people live happy, meaningful lives through simple choices. Photo: elephantjournal.com