We had the good fortune of connecting with Melanie Lin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Melanie, what do you attribute your success to?
Authenticity, 100%. The entire motivation behind Myridian and starting this company was to remain authentic to my personal values and goals in life. Through building this business, I have had the opportunity to translate my authentic passion for health and wellness into a full-time career of empowering others to living their most powerful, healthy selves. As a part-time yoga instructor, I have connected with hundreds of students and have been able to provide a safe, sacred space for them to learn, process, heal and grow. It has truly been an honor to be able to make lasting, positive connections with my students, and I was able to do this by simply staying true to myself and authentically sharing my voice & experiences. And as an entrepreneur, I have not acted any differently. By bringing my passion and authenticity into my vision for this business, Myridian has inspired many people to view health & wellness differently. The Myridian Mentality emphasizes that self-care shouldn’t be a chore and that human health is holistic, combining all aspects of the physical, mental, and spiritual. I strive to use Myridian and our wellness devices as a vehicle to amplify greater community awareness surrounding the importance of preventive health and practicing self-care everyday – not just when sickness or ailment comes. Just as I have authentically supported my yogis to reach their personal goals, Myridian strives to support greater communities with high-quality, authentic products that enable anyone to easily & accessibly reach their daily wellness goals. Ultimately, my company’s success rests on the ability to achieve its sole, authentic purpose and mission – to transform the Myridian Mentality of embodying self-care and holistic wellness into a reality.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Founded in 2019, Myridian is a health & wellness company that produces wellness devices that are non-invasive and side-effect free. Myridian fuses traditional Eastern medicine with modern technology to offer products that empower people to prioritize their physical & mental wellness and make time for self-care without interrupting their daily routine. Our patent-pending devices are meant to be utilized in multiple settings, from your home to your workspace, to make daily health maintenance accessible, convenient, and customizable. The vision, mission, and values for this company are deeply rooted in my personal passion to make a positive impact on my community by disrupting the way healthcare is embodied in the Western world. Rather than taking a traditional, reactionary approach to health and wellness, Myridian seeks to raise awareness about the importance of preventative health and how it can lead to a greater, positive impact on longevity. Traditionally in the Western world, medical focus mainly surrounded physical health and physical states. However, Myridian strongly believes that health and wellness should be viewed holistically, taking into account the intersection between physical, mental, and spiritual health. Thus, we have created revolutionary wellness devices that can support anyone’s custom wellness needs on a daily, as-needed basis. From its inception, our team has worked tirelessly with numerous Traditional Chinese medical doctors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and other relevant health experts in order to fortify the system and technology behind our ground-breaking wellness devices. Each device contains between 3-5 alternative therapies that work together to stimulate the nervous system to enhance our bodies’ latent healing abilities to aid with daily symptoms from insomnia, migraines, and mental fatigue, to back pain, joint pain, and general soreness in the body. Our company’s main focus is to heavily disrupt & impact the corporate wellness industry, by offering these devices that can enable corporate workers to maximize their productivity at work without sacrificing their long-term health or happiness to do so. But ultimately, Myridian strives to make an impact across multiple industries in order to support the overarching goal of making preventive health more accessible and convenient for all. Though the road of founding Myridian has certainly not been easy, I am so proud to be the founder of a company that strives to stay authentic to its core mission and philosophy, which is to make self-care a priority and to make daily wellness management an accessible reality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a SoCal native, born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. as well as a HUGE foodie. And having gone to UCLA for undergrad and currently attending USC for grad school, I thus have many recommendations for both the OC and LA area! Here are my top spots in the OC area: – Blue Bowl Superfoods: If you love Acai Bowls like I do, this is my absolute favorite spot of all time! Unlimited superfood toppings and bowl customizations at no extra charge! Bring on the goodness. – Bear Flag Fish Co.: This is my go-to spot for Poke hands-down. The quality of their seafood is to die for! – After’s Ice Cream: Home of the famous Milky Bun Donut Ice Cream Sandwich! Need I say more? – Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, CA: I love being by the ocean and this beach is my ultimate favorite beach to go! It’s known for its Pirate Tower and beautiful tide pools! – Newport Beach Harbor: Newport Beach in general is such a cute area but I recommend going to the harbor and renting an electric boat, anywhere between 1 and 4 hours, and bring some food and drinks with friends as you self-drive your own boat through the small harbor! My top spots in the LA area: – Wi Korean BBQ: This spot in K-Town is amazing!! I have been a pescatarian for over a year now and this is the best KBBQ spot I’ve found that can cater to my dietary needs! They have so many great seafood options and their shrimp is fresh and huge! Also, for the options they have and the quality of the food, you can’t beat the price! – Blu Jam Cafe: LA is famous for its brunch scene and I have dabbled in my fair share of bruncheries. But Blu Jam remains number 1 in my heart. My go-to recommendation: the Salmon Hash and their famous Crunchy French Toast! If you love breakfast potatoes as much as I do, this place slays the potato game. – Corporation Food Hall, DTLA: A recent discovery, this little food hall has a variety of cuisines from fresh homemade pasta bowls to the best Japanese bento box I’ve had in a while! Great place to go with friends that boast a diversity of food preferences! – Wi Spa, K-town: (not related to Wi KBBQ at all) This Korean day spa is open 24/7 and for only $25 per day, you get access to 5 different sauna rooms (the Himalayan Salt Rock room is my personal fave), a rooftop patio, and a gym! This is my go-to spot for all day pampering and R&R. They offer free Wifi and a library with public computers so you can bring your work day to the spa! And the best part, there is a built in Korean restaurant that offers a range of amazing Korean food and other yummy items like fresh fruit smoothies and shaved ice bowls! – Sunken City, Long Beach, CA: A local secret spot, this site is the historical remnants of the San Pedro Landslide in 1929. This place truly is unlike any other I’ve ever been to or explored. From oceanside views and secret hiking trails, to amazing graffiti art that is constantly changing and being updated, this place is truly a unique and rare gem. I highly recommend you go to Sunken City on a clear & warm sunny day and only wear tennis shoes/athletic shoes when you go – you’ll get the most out of your experience this way, trust me!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my first ShoutOut to Alex and Michael at Sunny Creative – their help & expertise in marketing and production has enabled me to turn my vision for Myridian into a reality beyond my expectations! Lastly, I would like to dedicate my ShoutOut to my fellow cohort and colleagues at the USC Marshall School of Business. As a Full-time MBA student, I’ve felt extremely supported by my peers, and through these newfound connections & friendships, Myridian has reached some amazing milestones in just the last year!