Maddie is a holistic nutritionist and writer deeply curious about the relationships that thread throughout our lives, such as our relationship with food, our body, self, and love. If we find ourselves unworthy in any one of these relationships it will affect the others. We will not be enough in love, guilty at the plate, a harsh critic of the self, and a stranger to our own body.
Maddie seeks not to be a purveyor of answers, but an asker of questions. As humans seeking to uncover the many pieces of ourselves that make us powerful we don’t need someone else’s truths, we need our own inquiries. It’s her goal to ask the questions that awaken us to ourselves.
What is the anatomy of my story? What moments drape across my shoulders and interweave along my back allowing me to show up with my chest open and upright. What lovers have aided in my asymmetry, pulling me to one side until I have done the work to loosen the tightness around those muscles. What
People act as mirrors, reflecting pieces of ourselves back to us. They shine light into spaces we’ve kept hidden. Between crevices we’ve been too afraid to explore alone. Under doors we’ve been loath to open to darkness. Some light heals. Gently, softly warming us to openness. And some light exposes. Brightly, harshly threatening to close
We set our capacity to love. To be loved. To be in love. We stake its ceiling. We draw its boundary. We establish its threshold. We must live there. We must love there. We must fold ourselves over and over and over again until we fit. Until we are small enough. We stake its ceiling. We draw its boundary. We establish its threshold.
…a courageous and imperfect life. We get seduced by this notion of perfect. Of complete understanding of who we are. Perfection is the opposite of creation. It’s hard and shiny and static. We are none of those things. When we let go of arrival. When we release the idea of being one person. When we surrender into the dynamism and creation of our story, that’s when life gets to be wild, and gorgeous and fully ours.
Become the irreverent author and editor of your own life.