Emily Madill

About Emily Madill

Emily Madill is an author and certified professional coach with a BA in Business and Psychology. She has published 11 titles in the area of self-development and empowerment, both for children and adults. You can find her writing in Chicken Soup for the Soul:Think Positive for Kids; The Huffington Post; Mike Dooley’s TUT.com; WellthyLiving.ca; TinyBuddha; Aspire Magazine;and others. Emily also speaks on empowerment on the Marc Bernier Radio show. She enjoys helping others wholeheartedly embrace their own greatness and send more acceptance and joy out into the world. Emily lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, with her husband and two sons. For more info: www.EmilyMadill.com

5 Powerful Ways to Shed Old Patterns

Change is not easy, and it isn’t always necessary either. We may be happy and content with our lives as they are. We may not wish to change a thing about the way we do life — and that is awesome! For those of us who have come to notice we have a habit or area in our life we would like to change — there are practices we can tune into in order to help us release old patterns.

Making Friends With Our Shadow Selves

Our darkness provides us with valuable insight. When we embrace this insight, we stop suffering by believing we should be different than we are. Loving ourselves and the lives we are in, gives us the freedom and space to enjoy the journey.




What I Learned From Participating in a Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Author Emily Madill shares her experience of participating in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony for the first time. Still processing the experience, Emily shares the three key highlights of learning that stand out as important and worthy of sharing with others. Perhaps they may resonate with where you are on your journey.




Let Go Of Your Measuring Stick: Embrace Who You Are

How often do you compare yourself to others? More importantly, how does it feel when you do? When we find ourselves in these negative spaces, it is never truly about the other person. It has to do with how secure we are with ourselves, and how connected we are to our truth. Measuring sticks are good for one thing: to help you remember how far you have come and how amazing you have always been. Here are a few of my favorite practices that help me let go of my measuring stick and embrace who I am. If they resonate with where you are on your journey, give them a try.




11 Hints It’s Time To Surrender And Take The Path Of Least Resistance

Have you ever pushed against life hoping for an easier path, only to realize pushing and resisting is actually making life harder? I can relate to falling into this trap throughout my life journey. Most often this vicious cycle has been the result of attempting to prove myself, or to overcompensate for the parts of me I hadn’t yet accepted. These 11 hints have become my telltale signs it is time to surrender and take the path of least resistance.




What Being a Mom of Boys Has Taught Me About Life

I am the proud mom of two boys. While society considers me to be their role model, I knew the moment I laid eyes on both of my sons, they are actually my greatest teachers. They show me how life is truly meant to be enjoyed. Children are amazing instructors for showing us what pure joy looks like. They remind us how simple it all can be.




11 Powerful Tips to Keep Your Spirits Bright

It is easy to keep your spirits bright when life is going along smoothly and good news seems to turn up at every turn. It is an entirely different picture when life goes off course or bad news obstructs our path. Life is kind of like that. Bumps and obstacles are cast throughout our life journey, and we never really know when they may turn up. The question then becomes: How do we keep our spirits bright throughout the different stages of life and not allow the storms to dampen the truth of who we are? Emily Madill share some of the key practices she turns to when she needs a reminder (or two) on how to lift her spirits and bring more joy to her journey.




3 Powerful Practices To Ditch Your People Pleasing Cape For Good

When we stop acting like people pleasers, we no longer allow others’ opinions and expectations to guide our path. The worries and backflips that were once the foundation of our existence, can just sort of fade off into the distance. What becomes more important is living from our truth, our integrity and our authentic voice. The voice that encourages us to be over the moon happy to be who we are — regardless of how we may be perceived.




Mediocre Living is a Blessing, Not a Curse

Our highlight reels and low points in life are often what stand out as being important and poignant times along our life journey. Yet so much more of our existence is spent living ‘in between’ life’s highs and lows.




Embracing Our True Nature is a Gift of Self-Acceptance

It requires a lot of courage to step into our true nature. Making this leap of faith with self-compassion is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others around us.