Madelynne Farinella Interview 

My name is Madelynne Farinella, I’m 29 and I live in Southern California. Currently I’m an entrepreneur, photographer, Autoimmune fighter and explorer.

What inspires you everyday

The world around us has so many things to be inspired by. I’ve always wanted to see and experience as many new things as possible. Being outside in nature and being active always gets me thinking creatively and feeling expired. When I’m out there exploring it feels magical, especially at certain times of day when the light is dancing off of everything. I try to express that feeling of magic I feel into my pictures.

Describe a perfect day to you

Wake up early when the world still sleeps and head to a new beautiful area with a friend and my dog for sunrise. Spend the day exploring and the night dancing and laughing around a fire under the stars ✨

What is something you’ve struggled with in life

I didn’t have a lot of self confidence and was chronically depressed and stressed when I was younger. That combined with a unhealthy relationship with food, especially sugar, lead to me getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disease a year and a half ago. The disease causes chronic pain and inflammation primarily in my joints, among other things. You would think that this would be one of the worst the worst things that could happen, but it turned out to be quite the opposite.

Being told I had an “incurable” disease made me reassess how strong I was and what I was really capable of. Reconnecting with nature and my creativity has been a huge part of my healing journey. Also focusing on what is best for me instead of what is going to make the people around me most happy. I think that is huge problem for many of us

What is a positive message you would give others
Focus all of your energy into bring the best version of you, you can be and watch it flow out into the world around you… I think the best way to change the world is to first change our own mind about it and our place in it.

Last question if you could make a difference in the world how would you do that
I wish more people believed in and loved in themselves. I don’t know how I would do that, but I would love to give that gift to everyone in the world. I think we can’t genuinely love each other until we learn to love ourselves first, if people could learn to do that I think it would radiate out into the world which would solve so many other problems

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