My Favorite Posts From 2017

December 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

2017 was a fun blogging year for me. I stepped into more of my truth this year, and started exploring other topics to blog about. I dug deeper into eating disorder recovery, mental illness, yoga, spirituality, and shared some of my own struggles. Here are some of my favorite posts from this year:

Push Past your Fear

“I think what is so crucial to remember is that conquering our fears is going to help us in the long run no matter what the outcome may me. If things go well when you face your fears, you will grow. And if things don’t go well, you will also grow. So there is nothing to lose. Because we ultimately become a better version of ourselves when we face our fears. But when we don’t and we hide behind them, there is no room for self-improvement.”

I Never Thought I’d Beat my Eating Disorder

“If you are at a time of struggle. If you are deep within your eating disorder, remember this: even though you may not feel strong enough to overcome this battle; even though you don’t think you can beat the demons in your head: I was once there. I was in your shoes. And here I am: here I am living my life to the fullest. I didn’t think I had the power within me to fully let go of my eating disorder, but I did. I am not a special case. If I can do it, you can too.”

“You are going to hurt. But you are also going to heal.”

“Let yourself hurt, Let yourself heal. You will be stepped on in this life. But just like flowers, you can still grow. Pain is just a temporary setback, that’s it. Nothing long-term, nothing forever. Trust in that, have faith. And remember the power you hold within your heart.”

Stop Food Shaming

“Because all food is is just food. It is nourishment. That’s it. No bad, no good. It gives us life, it gives us energy, and it keeps us going.”

Yoga Teacher Training

“YTT was hands-down one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in this 20 years thus far. Learning about yoga, living the yoga, and witnessing my two instructors live the yoga and live wholeheartedly was so inspiring. This past month is one I’ll cherish forever. My sanga- community- is one that has left an imprint on my heart. Do the things that scare you, do the things that awaken your soul.”

An Open Letter to my Depression

“Dear depression, you hurt me. You made me feel weak. You made me feel alone. But you did not take me from my loved ones and from the things I loved. You allowed me to grow into a wiser human, one that is always aware of her self-worth and magic within her veins.”

Pain Enables Growth

“I have let my hurt change me, but I will never let it make me smaller. I will never let what has happened to me trim down my unique edges. I am not ashamed of my hardships.”

We Are Like Oceans

“You will be messy in this life. You will feel scattered and all over the place. Do not let this discourage you. The ocean is messy and scattered, yet it continues to flow- and so should you.”

Observation Without Judgment

“Work on just noticing how you are doing. Check in with how you are feeling that day. Get in tune with yourself. Once you made those observations, don’t get angry or frustrated with yourself if you aren’t in the best mood and aren’t pleased with a feeling you’re having. Know that this mood or feeling will soon pass and you are simply a human being that encompasses a variety of feelings.”

Repairing Broken Relationships

 Let go of your eating disorder. Soften. You will see how when you let go of ED, you will regain back these connections you thought were long gone. Find some fight in your soul. An ED will not take all connections and healthy relationships from you if you don’t let it.”

~Thank you to the humans that read this blog. Thank you for your kind messages and comments. This blog means so so much to me, and I am grateful to have this space on the web to share the words that fill my own heart and hopefully fill other’s too. Love you friends Hope you take today to reflect on what this year has given you and prepare yourself for what the new year may hold. Sending LOVE and LIGHT- today and always! xoxo

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  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar December 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    You’ve written some beautiful posts this year, Lyss! Happy New Year!
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    • Reply Alyssa January 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      thank you so much sweet friend!!

  • Reply Caroline January 1, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    These are all great posts, lovely! I love seeing you thrive so much and live so fully. Happy 2018 to you, and wishing you all the love and blessings!
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    • Reply Alyssa January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      thank you girl!! means so much to me <3

  • Reply Melanie January 2, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I have loved following your journey in 2017 and can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2018 🙂 you have grown so much and it’s inspiring to see you explore new topics through your blog!

    • Reply Alyssa January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      thank you friend! means so much to me <3

  • Reply Cora January 2, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve seen such incredible growth in you this year Lyss. I feel like I say it all the time, but you truly are so wise beyond your years. I didn’t comment, but your post on whole heartedness was such a prime example, and perfect year end cap, for the changes you’ve had this year. You’ve found your voice. You know the love you want to share and the very special support you have in you to offer the world. You’ve decided to follow your heart and focus only on what fills your soul. Thank you for staying true and benefiting the world with your authenticity.
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    • Reply Alyssa January 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      aw girl- thank you!! i can’t tell you how much that means to me cora. grateful for our friendship and connection through the blogging world <3

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