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Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which Mark Manson described as "the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read". She is the author of another 11 cookbooks that sell in 52 countries.
Previously she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of Masterchef Australia and founder of the largest wellness website in Australia, IQuitSugar.com. In May 2018, Sarah closed the business and gave all money to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that "engage humans with each other" and campaigns on mental health and climate issues. Sarah ranks as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world and has a combined digital audience of 2.5 million.
Sarah lives minimally, rides a hand-built bike and is known for travelling the world for eight years with one bag.
Sarah's latest book This One Wild and Precious Life is a soul's journey through the complexities of climate change, coronvirus, racial inequalities and our disconnection from what matters...back to life.
Sarah hikes around the world, meeting wild voices and experts who provide hopeful wisdoms and vibrant solutions to arrive at what she feels is the true path through the despair … to our better world. This One Wild Precious Life was published September 2020.
Sarah is an experienced MC, host and keynote speaker, mostly speaking to the following topics:
The Future of Wellness.
A presentation targeting trends and developments backed by legitimate science and personally explored by Sarah over 10 years of extensive research into obesity, the role of sugar, and mental health, drawing on her work with the National Geographic’s "Blue Zones” longevity project.
How to run a business - and a life - based on values.
Sarah has studied the best wellness, productivity and simple living advice (detailed across more than 100 Sunday Life column explorations and 1500 blog posts). She draws on lessons learned from meeting the Dalai Lama, Oprah’s life coach, Brene Brown, Sir Richard Branson and many more to guide corporates and entrepreneurs wishing to foster an impactful and meaningful career. She parlays the advice she’s gleaned into her experience running Australia’s largest digital wellness business…and then shutting it, donating all profits to charity.
Making the beast beautiful.
A nuanced and deep “conversation” that recasts anxiety as a philosophical and creative experience. In this presentation, Sarah draws on her own experience living with bipolar disorder, and the research and experiences she encountered over 7 years creating her New York Times bestseller, first, we make the beast beautiful.