I am Monica Anna Day,
which makes me MAD.
But it’s become more than a name to me. It’s how I live.
I am MAD passionate. MAD alive, MAD inspired. And I am attracted to this same spark of MAD-ness in others. Which often makes me a walking wake-up call. I have little patience for the shallow relationships, banal conversation, and hollow pastimes that too often masquerade as a life.
I prefer the real, the raw. Even when that means messy. Or challenging. Or uncomfortable.
I may show up in roles called coach, guide, facilitator, speaker, performer, author, leader – but the way I see it, I am always one thing:
Because I can feel when you aren’t free. I sense the absence of your brilliance. I yearn to hear your voice, to know your story. To play and create together. To find the thread that connects us with one another.
And I grieve the consequences of our collective numbness. All the ways that we hide, everything that’s lost when we hold back. And I can’t live with it. So, I don’t.
Instead, I issue an invitation:
Whether you need to find that first spark or tend to the blazing inferno of your most alive self– there’s a place in my MAD LIFE for you to find yours.
How I became MAD
I have a pretty sensitive bullshit meter, and I’m going to assume you do, too. And let’s be honest, it’s a struggle not to drown in the bullshit. Every. Damn. Day.
So, while I know this site is gorgeous – beauty is important to me – I also want you to know who’s behind it, and how I got here. Because style is easy, but substance is another matter. Substance is cumulative. It takes time.
I have been doing this work in some form or fashion for almost 30 years.
It is the work of my soul. It is why I'm here.
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We begin as a single cell that multiplies,
until there are enough cells to add up to a single life,
that amplifies and connects with other lives.
Together, we create patterns that add up to a world.
The vibrancy of these patterns, and thus, the vibrancy of the world,
depends upon each cell, each being, each connection,
having mad aliveness, mad presence, mad courage.
Liberating aliveness in a world gone numb
MAD LIFE is a platform for emancipation. We recognize that while freedom may be a cherished ideal, it is an elusive reality.
Our mission is to dismantle internal & external structures that demand our freedom in exchange for belonging. To instigate intimacy, forge connection, and question divisions that uphold the status quo.
Our events are designed to liberate aliveness -- in body, mind, and spirit. And then, because it's no fun to be alive alone, we also offer experiences and programs to support you as you integrate, instigate, and create your world.