About

I am 18 years old, living in the oh so sunny & warm MA weather (aka I spend every winter wishing I was living in Hawaii).

When I was around 5, i discovered the adrenaline rush I get from hopping onto a horse’s back (and riding off into the sunset in that imaginary house in Hawaii). I have been riding since then, doing shows and leisurely riding and all things in between.

I have also discovered a love for embracing my creative side. Whether that means creating an 18″x24″ drawing of a hand made up entirely of millions of dots or spending an entire day baking cookies and packaging them up to be delivered.

Not only that, but I have also found a passion for health and wellbeing, as I have lost my own personal connection to them over the past few years. After being mauled by the intensive thoughts of an eating disorder, being in and out of hospitals and treatment centers, I strive to regain and recreate my definition of health – encompassing the mind and body. As I sit here, on my yoga mat with my smoothie bowl, I am reminding myself that with every bite I take, the closer I become to reaching my goals and getting the many things I love and enjoy that have been ripped away from me as a result of my declining health.

These things have helped keep me sane throughout a rollercoaster of a life I have lived so far.

Throughout these 18 years, I have embarked on my journey of self-discovery. Redefining what it means to be healthy whilst discovering the passion that sets my soul on fire. Learning to live by the mantra given to me; “I have a positive impact on people” and striving to prove that to myself, and defeating these inner demons once and for all.

Now, although I’m still battling through the hardships, I am ready to go out and explore new things and new places and meet new people and LIVE and THRIVE. Ready to discover this exquisite self that I have yet to uncover.

So if you’re down for some traveling to explore mountains, doing yoga on a beach, run on new trails (and hopefully marathons one day) and empowering our incredible bodies, I’ll be here, ready to go with some baked goods to join us in the adventures. Because what is a life that’s spent solely in your comfort zone? Not one I want to live.

 

 

xoxo, maddy

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Maddy,

    My name is Jamie Schmid and I am a journalism student at Northwestern University. I am working on a feature story about how women are using weight lifting as a means to help with eating disorder recovery.

    I have been following your Instagram account for a while (I am also an ed fighter), and was wondering if you would be interested in a phone interview.

    I am very interested in highlighting your account in my story, and talking to you for 20 minutes or so. I would potentially pitch this story to a online women’s magazine to get it published.

    Please let me know if you can help.

    Thank you so much,
    Jamie

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  2. I love your mantra💕!!! Not only does it encourage positivity around yourself, but it also encourages you to spread it and help others😃.

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