Words From Alyssa – Blog

Welcome to the my blog where I talk about all sorts of topics related to therapy and mental health.

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Your Feelings Are Not Always The Facts

One of the most important takeaways from 2022, for myself and many others, has been this: Your feelings are NOT always the facts.  This is one of the more challenging concepts to learn on your path to healing – at least it certainly was for me. When you struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders,…


Listening to Your Body: Intuitive Eating

Last week we talked about Poodle Science and the importance of accepting our bodies at every shape and size. One of the techniques that I mentioned that I use for eating disorder treatment with my clients is intuitive eating. Diet Culture Perspective Usually by the time I begin working with eating disorder clients, they have…

Poodle Science: Accepting Who We Are

Hey Everyone, after a year long hiatus, I am back. I’ll be sharing stories, tips, and other useful information that will hopefully leave you a bit better off than when you started reading this blog. So, on with the show. Diet Culture Did you know that the diet industry is a $70 billion, that’s billion…

Lessons From The Skaneateles Lake

The COVID-19 pandemic has made me forget part of the reason why I love traveling so much – the unexpected lessons, the character sculpting, and the major moments of insight and awareness that come from being in a completely different place. This past weekend, David and I finally got to go away together to a place…

Chameleon

I really wish that we were talking about Pascal, the chameleon from Rapunzel. He is one of my favorite Disney characters! Has anybody ever discovered a stuffed animal Pascal? I’ve looked high and low but cannot find one anywhere! So if you know where I can buy one, please let me know. Clearly it’s a…

“I’m So OCD About It.”

**Trigger Warning** I am quite guilty about having talked like this in the past: “I’m so OCD about it.” About what? How clean I like my house to be, how I organize my closet, etc. I can even recount many times at the gym where I would be in the middle of a fitness class…

You’re Not Listening!

No one likes it when they feel as though they aren’t being heard. For me, over the years, not being heard has become a debilitating trigger. Sometimes it feels like all I do is scream at the top of my lungs and people don’t seem to hear me – especially when it comes to my…

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