Barbara Close, the pioneering wellness innovator, author and educator behind Naturopathica, shines light on her all-encompassing approach to the life for mindbodygreen. “I am a firm believer that each day needs to start with laughter, joy and gratitude,” says the healer who rises at 5:30am daily at her home on the North Fork of Long Island.

Read more about Barbara’s daily rituals and her mission to make wellness “approachable and realistic” for all of us: