Episode 34: Awaken Your Soul with Madison Hedlund
Madison is an international award winning Life Coach and speaker who helps women transform their story, stand in their power, and come alive to their true worth. Known for her soulful spirit both online and in person, she brings authenticity, power, and creativity into all she does. Whether she is working one on one with clients, facilitating a workshop, or speaking to a large group, it is Madison's deepest desire to see women step into wholeness and truly come alive.
Madison is located in Springfield, Missouri and calls the Midwest home. She has her degree in interpersonal communication with an emphasis in psychology from Missouri State University, is conflict resolution and mediation certified, and is a proudly Certified Beautiful You Life Coach.
We talk about:
How her purpose of being a life coach was uncovered
“Being a life coach is the vehicle I’m using to live out my purpose”
"Our purpose is a part of who we are"
What Madison would recommend for someone who is seeking out their purpose
“Don’t think you have to use your healing to share with anyone else”
Follow what feels good, follow what is lighting you up
What Madison sees happening all over instagram right now: oversharing
What are boundaries and how to know if we have healthy ones
Boundaries should reduce the drama in your life, not add to it
"So many people think lack of boundaries is someone else’s fault"
When boundaries are off = resentment, overgiving, usually feel it post- situation
Boundaries come back to being able to listen to yourself
Most people are not even thinking about you, they just don’t know how to treat us because we haven’t told them
How to navigate boundaries before someone oversteps them
“How did you betray yourself in this situation and why?”
How do you navigate out of shame spirals - grieve, come back into your body, notice what’s coming up, don’t react, and don’t resist it
Learning to allow ourselves to fully feel, without resistance to it. We spend so much time resisting what’s coming up for us, we actually compound the negative emotion
Emotions only have a 90-second shelf life
How Madison’s spiritual faith has evolved over the years
What Madison does believe:
-Our mind is so powerful, the stories that we subscribe to absolutely shape the reality that we live in
-We are all born good, wanting to be love, give love, and receive love. We are here to be human and that being human is enough. We don’t have to try to be anything different or more or transcend.
-There is so much more mystery than we can know. The more we lean into that mystery and make peace with it, the more liberation we have. The more things aren’t true, the more things are true.
Navigating community without the church
“Rigidity is freedom if all you know is chaos”
As humans we like to decide we know best about people, that we can’t let them trust themselves
How is anyone supposed to find personal freedom if we’re all trying to manage each other’s behavior?
You can only ever change yourself. Ever.
“Whenever you shift from ‘my story is falling apart’ to ‘what story do i want to create’ that is when the new life begins”
Death. Rebirth. Now what do you want to create?
We have to realize we have the agency to change those old stories.
Octavia Butler “All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting proof is change. God is change.”
“Change is a death, even if it’s a happy change”
Connect with Madison
Awaken Her Soul- reopens for enrollment the first week of October
@MadisonHedlund on IG