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Want to Grow? Repot Your Thoughts.

My houseplants are teaching me things again! This week we’re talking about how to create space for growth. Hint: It doesn’t require a complete overhaul …

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Is Your Desire to Learn Turning You Into a Saturated Sponge?

“You’re like an information sponge!” You’ve likely heard this phrase if you’re a self-identified lifelong learner like me. But sponges can only take in so …

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How to Deal With Your Inner Critics

How we perceive a situation directly influences how we respond. But what or who determines your perception—you or your inner critic? Tune in to discover:💋🎙 How …

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Making Friends With Choice to Change Your Life

Feel stuck but unsure what choice to make? Know something is off but not sure what you want instead? Tired of sitting on the fence …

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Geoff Asks Alyssa: Birthday Edition Q and A

It’s a special birthday edition! I turn 31 this week, and it just so happens this is the 31st episode of the show. Naturally, that …

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Why Our Relationship With Food is Broken with Megan Brown

Our food system is broken. As a result, our relationship with our bodies suffers. Health coach and functional health practitioner, Megan Brown, joins me to …

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Mindset Pivots to Curb Perfectionism

I talk about perfectionism a lot because it’s a sneaky little coping mechanism with more tentacles to grip us than an octopus 🐙 But today …

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Mindset

“Can I go to the bathroom?”

“Ms. Snyder, can I go to the bathroom?”  I wish I had never uttered those words. If almost 31-year-old me could go back and give …

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Unleashing Trapped Joy (Even When it Feels Scary)

This week’s episode is just you and me talking about joy. More specifically, we’re talking about trapped joy because I’ve found that sometimes joy is …

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OCD, Eating Disorders, and The Ways We Search for Control with Laura Morsman

Laura was 14 when she found out she had 28 days left to live. Her body was deteriorating rapidly due to anorexia, and she needed …

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Mindset

Hermit Crabs, Growing Pains, and Letting Go

I remember waking up in the middle of the night as a kid feeling like my legs wanted to run a marathon. This usually happened …

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Rest, Relaxation, and What Trees Can Teach Us About Both with Emily Carter

Emily Carter joins me to talk about rest, relaxation, time, and leisure. These topics often make for hot articles, but how often are they talked …

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Below the Surface on Mental Health, Groupthink, and Religion with Dr. Mitch Harlan of Truth Talks

It’s mash-up week at Make it Mentionable! When Dr. Mitch Harlan reached out to me to interview him on his show, Truth Talks, we decided …

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45 Lessons From a 90-Year-Old (Part Two) with Alyssa + Geoff

In last week’s episode, Geoff and I brought you along as we went through a list of 45 life lessons written by now 90-year-old Regina …

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45 Lessons From a 90-Year-Old (Part One) with Alyssa + Geoff

When Regina Brett turned 90-years-old, she re-published one of the most popular columns she’d ever written—a list of 45 lessons life taught her. A few …

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Hidden Fears and What to do About Them with Linda Ugelow

Sharing your story and yourself with others can be terrifying at times. And I’m not just talking on stage. I can’t tell you how many …

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What Does Fulfillment Actually Feel Like? With Julie Schoen

We often think success and fulfillment go hand-in-hand. The general narrative seems to be if you have success you’ll experience fulfillment. But as many of …

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How Do We Fix Our Broken Systems? with Chris Ward

Chris Ward joins me to talk about fixing our broken systems. This convo is a tad different from ones I’ve released thus far and I’m …

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Making the Unconventional Choice with Sami Miles

Sami Miles joins me to talk about leaning into turning points and the nuances of making an unconventional choice. Highlights from the conversation: The turning point …

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Experiencing Wonder, Awe, and Magic with Stormy Sweitzer

How often do you find yourself wondering? Stormy Sweitzer joins me this week to talk about wonder and awe. We talk about the power of choosing …

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How Do We Flourish When Things Feel Complicated? With Dr. Sophia Town

Dr. Sophia Town is on the show with me this week to talk about how we flourish in the face of complexity. We dive into …

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“Should It Be This Hard?” An Unconventional Q & A with Geoff and Alyssa

Geoff and I are coming to you from our couch this week with an unconventional Q & A. We identify a question that many people …

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Blind Spots, Bravery, and Unlocking our Truest Selves with Iona Holloway

Iona Holloway is on the show with me this week for an illuminating conversation about shrinking, shadows, shame, and self-liberation. The first question we ask …

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How do Science & Spirituality Co-Exist? What Fire Teaches Us with Dr. Amber Ortega

My friend Dr. Amber Ortega joins me to talk about science and spirituality. As a scientist, firefighter, and priestess, Amber brings a unique lens to …

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Full Time Travel, Dealing with Burnout, and Daring to Act on Your Dreams with Irina Leoni

Irina Leoni joins me to talk about the nuances of what it means to travel full time. We dive into what it takes to own …

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Communication

Gift Anxiety

Gift buying can be stressful for a lot of people. If you’re one of those people, my heart goes out to you in this season. …

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Mindset

Human or Robot?

We’re weird creatures. Our identities are made up of a messy amalgamation of stories. Stories that are told to us from the time we’re born. …

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Relationships

Walking the Runway or Runaway Emotions?

If we’re friends on Instagram, you might have seen that I’ve walked in two fashion shows recently. (If we’re not, why aren’t we? Say hi here! …

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The Man Living on the Bench

A man lived on the bench near my building. I’d see him every day in the afternoons. He dressed in a black coat and pants …

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Growing Up, Vulnerability, and How Our Parents Creep Into Our Relationships with Ron Cecil

Ron Cecil joins me for a conversation about creating intentional relationships—the kind that add more vibrancy to our lives. I met Ron 2 minutes before hitting …

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Working Through Conflict in Relationships with Alyssa + Geoff

Ahh! I’m so excited because Geoff, aka my boyfriend (why isn’t there a word between boyfriend and husband?) is joining me this week! In our …

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Eliminating Decision Fatigue with Erika Lyremark

This week, Erika Lyremark joins me to talk about how we can eliminate decision fatigue. During our conversation, we cover how to make powerful decisions, …

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How Do We Talk About Money And Debt Without Feeling Embarrassed? With Britni Ross

My friend Britni Ross joins me to talk about money, debt, and the stories we tell ourselves about our worth. We discuss the shame and …

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How Do We Cultivate Community As Adults? With Mindy Jones

How do we cultivate community as adults? This is the question Mindy Jones joins me to talk about in this week’s episode. During our conversation, …

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The Impact of our Homes on our Happiness with Emily Majewski

Emily Majewski joins me to talk about how our environments—the homes we live in and the buildings we work in—significantly influence our well-being. We cover how …

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When You Don’t Want to Support Someone Through Suffering with Dr. Colter Ray

Helping each other out is a good thing, right? What happens when it doesn’t feel like such a good thing, though? What happens when someone …

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Trauma, Shame, and Self-Worth – Gail Wisner

In this episode, Gail Wisner joins me for a deep conversation on boundaries, addiction, self-worth, emotional suppression and expression, the value of sitting in discomfort, …

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Redefining & Tapping into Your Creativity – Amber Pope

If you’ve ever wondered, “Am I creative?” or “When is it good enough?” listen to this episode. My friend and rockstar salon owner, Amber Pope …

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Become a Better Storyteller

Mike Ganino (@mikeganino) joins me to talk about the importance of stories, what makes a good story, and how to become a better storyteller. We …

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Using the Enneagram for Better Communication – Hannah Fryer

Hannah Fryer joins me to talk all about the Enneagram and the many ways it can help us communicate better in our relationships. Never heard …

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Taking Up Space

The inaugural episode is here!  To kick things off, my friend Rachel Valentino joins me to discuss taking up space. If you’ve ever felt like …

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Communication

Avery Jane: A Fun Story for You

Pre-P.S. I wrote you a short story. If you’ve been here awhile, you might recognize Avery Jane. 😉 If any part of this short story …

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Flying By the Seat of Your Pants

The quality of our conversations determines the quality of our relationships which determine the quality of our life. ​​So by that logic, the best thing …

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Mindset

Control is an Illusion. Take Charge Instead.

Control is an illusion, but it’s an illusion we humans love to chase at all costs. The reality is that we have very little control …

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Personal

What Makes it Easier to Choose Transformation?

“Where are you?” ⁠⁠“I’m in the car.”⁠⁠“Be right there.” ⁠⁠When I lived near my dear friend Kerason this was a weekly conversation. ⁠⁠So the thing I …

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How to Craft Your Success

White picket fences make me want to barf… But I’ll circle back to that in a second.  One of the things that drives me absolutely …

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Wealth

Why I’m Set on Millions (It’s Not What You’d Expect)

I’m sitting on my terrace drinking coffee and having this conversation with myself… I intend to accumulate serious wealth for one very simple reason… To …

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Shedding Good Girl Conditioning and Taking up Space

I’m a rule breaker who’s been hidden in the body of a “Good Girl”, and quite often that is pure torture. I guess it should …

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Part 3: Boxes make me panic.

Pre-P.S. This is part of a quick series breaking down how to answer the question, “So what now?” You can check out the first two …

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Part 2: What do you want?

Pre-P.S. If you missed yesterday’s post, I’m sharing a series this week helping you answer the question of “What now?” by sharing how I answered …

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Part 1: So what now?

I was texting my friend Marisa the other day, and at the end of our convo, her last text to me was, “What a difference …

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straight from my notebook

Below you’ll see words that demanded to fly out of my fingertips after journaling this morning, so I thought I’d share them with you today. …

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Mindset

Purple Potato Water

The water turned purple, and everything dissolved. That’s what happened when I tried to make sweet potato gnocchi. After 45 minutes of baking, kneading, rolling, …

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How to Manage Uncertainty With Ease

As business owners, we’re faced with uncertainty a lot. (Not to mention 2020 seems to be giving dose after dose of uncertainty in general). But as …

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How to Use Constraints to Find Clarity

If you ask me, “What do you want for dinner?” my brain melts. It doesn’t work. However, if you ask me, “Do you want spaghetti …

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3 Sentences on Success

What we’re taught to think: “To be successful I need to learn more, make more, do more.” A different way to think about about success: …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Course

I’m writing from the couch next to the fireplace in our Whistler hotel as snow falls out the window. It’s peaceful and serene and probably …

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Learning to say what you want

Which is easier for you? Saying what you don’t want or saying what you want? If you’re like most people I know, saying what you …

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be like Portland not Newark

I hit the jackpot flying back to Austin last night. I not only had the extra roomy exit row, I had the extra roomy exit …

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This writing trick is as good as peanut butter cups

Consistency can be hard am I right? I’m great at doing some things consistently… like eating Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. I eat two of those …

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Can you sit?

I was leaning over the counter eating artichoke hearts out of the can when my friend Kerason texted me mid-bite. She was asking if I …

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Don’t be a Donkey and Other Tips on Avoiding Fear

Ciao!

The day my mom joined us in Italy happened to be the same day as Festa Di Asini—The Donkey Festival (yes, you read that right). A Donkey Derby seemed like the perfect way to help her fight jet lag, so we joined in on the fun.

Here’s the thing, the concept of racing donkeys around a small grassy track is hilarious because donkeys are notoriously stubborn. After all, we call them asses…

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Are you asking the right question?

Patrick and I were in a conversation this morning and he said something brilliant. Which isn’t unusual by any means, but this one was especially …

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Get Your Woo Woo On With Solfeggio Frequencies

Wednesday can often get a bad rap, it’s hump day after all. Smack dab in the middle of the week with no specialty of its ownーother than being right in the middle.I’m finding this Wednesday has been particularly middle-ish, so I thought I’d rename it Woo-Woo Wednesday and share some magic with you. Sound good? I thought so, too.

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Podcast Interview: Mental Illness Mental Brilliance

Hear me talk about managing my OCD successfully & what it took to get there.

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Shutting Up The Bitch Brain

Is that your Bitch Brain talking?

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Sofa Butt’s Got Me Feeling Aware

How’s your booty feeling on this Tuesday? Sore? Tight and bootyfull? Sofa butt-ish? I can’t remember where I heard or read the term “sofa butt,” …

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Stop Stalling and Get Started: Your Permission Slip to Leave Perfection Behind

Stalling… This site had many a name before I decided to go with my name. My wallet wasn’t happy with my indecisiveness as I bought …

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