Madisyn Taylor and I did a fun “interview exchange” last year that I wanted to share with you all. This interview was originally intended for our LIBERATE trainees, but since it turned out to be such a great enriching talk, I asked if I could extend our interview to our public audience. Madisyn graciously agreed.
For those of you who don’t know Madisyn, she’s a wonderfully saucy and refreshing personality. She’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DailyOM. She’s also a national best-selling author and recently published her latest book, “Unmedicated.”
In this intimate interview, Madisyn shares her tumultuous journey to success in this eye-opening conversation. She generously shares her creative process for running a multi-million dollar business, where she writes emails every single day to over 4 million subscribers.
You may be pleasantly surprised to hear that she consults Mother Mary on all her writings and takes one day off a week of work to meditate on her ideas for the week. This includes lighting candles (shouldn’t we all be doing this?). 95% of what she writes about she’s been through herself.
Madisyn begins our talk with her personal story, the painful trauma she faced during childhood. Growing up she was incredibly shy and suffered anxiety and a panic attack in the 3rd grade. By her early twenties, she had succumbed to drugs and alcohol. She became so sick, and her panic attacks became so severe, that a doctor prescribed her a host of medications.
Eventually, Madisyn became very sick and became heavily dependent on medications. This experience inspired her to write her latest book, “Unmedicated,” a story that presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself.
Meditation opened the door for Madisyn to begin healing her body. She is completely self-taught. She says, “I do it my way.” This includes running her business, her creative process to her own meditation practice. She admits that she never took a meditation course, even though she personally offers many through her DailyOM platform.
Madisyn is a bold and powerful woman who isn’t afraid to express her inner-most truth. She brings significant healing and energy to millions around the world, simply by being herself.
Thank you Madisyn, you’re such an inspiration and I truly enjoyed this amazing interview talk with you. I hope all of you do too. I’d love to hear your thoughts and reflections below.