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Hi, I’m Alyssa Patmos and I’m endlessly curious about how to human. In a world that discourages talking about the taboo, I bought a microphone. As Mister Rogers said, “Anything human is mentionable and anything mentionable is manageable.” I invite you to join me as we journey through the mess, the magic, and the mania in between because what we can talk about we can manage. This honest conversation extravaganza includes free-flowing conversations and high doses of vulnerability to remind you ...
 
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Conflict gets a bad rap. When conflict is handled with care it can lead to greater intimacy time and time again. In this episode of Make it Mentionable, I’m sharing a new way to handle conflict so you can let go of emotional whiplash and experience more peace. The show notes and transcript for the episode are available here: https://alyssapatmos.co…
 
I’m fascinated by the ways we can resolve conflict faster, navigate conversations with more elegance, and go from rupture to repair with less disruption. But how do we do all that? Behavioral flexibility. (Ability to do the splits not required). Tune in to hear: 💋🎙 Why you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room (and what to strive for ins…
 
This week I’m diving into competition, comparison, and the courage to be yourself. Are you playing in a league of your own? Or are you playing in the muddy waters of someone else’s desires? Hit play for a conversation on: 💋🎙How comparison traps us in discontent and how to stop it 💋🎙The downsides of focusing on your competition 💋🎙Why knowing what we…
 
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, this episode’s for you. What’s in store... 💋🎙 Discover the two critical factors that lead to overwhelm 💋🎙 The two questions you can ask yourself to stop overwhelm in its tracks 💋🎙 Why constraints are are the antidote to overwhelm 💋🎙 How to create constraints that expand instead of constrict Did this episode spark a …
 
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 of your life--just a bigger pot. Tune in to discover: 💋🎙 What mental houseplants are and how to tell if yours are ready for new pots 💋🎙 How our thoughts and beliefs lead us to stagnate or grow 💋🎙 Ho…
 
"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 much water before they start sloshing dirty water around instead of cleaning the counter. Similarly, we can only take in so much information before experiencing information overload. If you're hu…
 
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 to recognize your inner critics 💋🎙 Sneaky voices that may mean an inner critic stole the show 💋🎙 Why trying to banish inner critics doesn’t work and what to do instead So if you’ve ever... …
 
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 between decisions? This episode is sure to have some gems in store for you because we’re talking about embracing a life of choice. Tune in to learn: 💋🎙 What a choice point is and how to use them to make your life easier…
 
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 requires something fun! Geoff joins me on the couch for a special Ask Me session. Geoff compiled a list of questions people might ask kids, tweens, and teens on their birthday and asked me instead. I didn’t get to peek …
 
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 discuss our societal definition of aging, the role food plays in how we feel, and how we can nourish ourselves in a world filled with cluttered messages around health. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS 💋🎙How f…
 
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 we're loosening that grip. In today's episode, I'm diving deeper into perfectionism and sharing two phrases you can adopt right away that have consistently helped me loosen the grip perfectionism once had in my l…
 
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 one of our most terrifying feelings. I break down what trapped joy is and how we can start experiencing more joy in our daily lives. You might be experiencing trapped joy if you’ve ever been on a date…
 
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 help. The way Laura tells her story is incredibly powerful and sets the tone for a conversation that wanders through questions often left unspoken. We discuss eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the role cont…
 
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 about through the lens of trees, bees, and nature? That's where we're going in today's episode. Often, the distortion we feel around our time leads to burnout or a general sense of unfulfillment. In this e…
 
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 to create an episode mash-up mixing the spirit of both shows together. The result was topic roulette in search of perspective, wisdom, and truth. As always, no topic is off-limits and we dive below the surface on m…
 
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 Brett. When we left off, we had 18 more to go. This is part two of Geoff and I diving into the wisdom of Regina’s list. Join us as we explore what each lesson means to us—what we love, what we’d edit, and how we’re in…
 
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 weeks ago, Geoff stumbled across this list, and we started talking about it over espresso martinis. We quickly realized we were having too much fun discussing it, so we decided to turn it into an epi…
 
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 times people come to me saying, “I feel like I lost my voice in the relationship.” Being under the spotlight whether it’s on stage or in a 1:1 conversation, can lead to full-blown panic. I’m talking you’re supposed to…
 
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 us have learned, that isn’t always the case. Julie Schoen joins me for a deep dive into what fulfillment actually feels like. We discuss how to access more joy, what presence and fulfillment hav…
 
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 super excited to share it with you. Chris tells me about his time spent in human intelligence collection and what his experience in the military taught him about systems. We then have a convo about how to have hope whe…
 
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 that led to Sami quitting her corporate career Another unconventional choice Sami and her now-husband made that also influences their kids (and how it’s made their lives better) Tips f…
 
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 where to put our attention, how wonder walks changed our lives, and give practical tools for cultivating more wonder in your life. And in case the benefits of wonder are feeling foreign to you, we share the …
 
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 what it means to flourish, how to cultivate wisdom, the power of discernment, how to make the transition from knowing to being, and what to do about our society's prioritization of the rational mind. We let one of Sophia's recent s…
 
Geoff and I are coming to you from our couch this week with an unconventional Q & A. We identify a question that many people end up being plagued with and offer stories and solutions for figuring out how to answer it. Come behind closed doors with us as we shine a light on the uncomfortable, so it holds less power. This week’s question is, “Should …
 
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 is, “Is inner work worth it?” Once we cover that, we dive into why women shrink and the many faces shrinking can have. We talk about safety, coping mechanisms, how to be on your own team, wh…
 
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 exploring these two worlds that often seem at odds. We talk about the science of fire and why it’s been such a powerful symbol for humans throughout history. We also discuss what fire teaches us about…
 
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 and act on your desires, how burn out can creep in even while traveling, the emotions traveling full time can bring up, and what to do if you decide you want to go all in on travel. Questions of loneliness come up in addition to a …
 
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 record, but by the end we feel like great friends. We ask and answer: If a marriage doesn’t work, is it a failure? When is vulnerability helpful? Is the patriarchy hurting men, too? What are…
 
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 first-ever joint episode we’re discussing how to work through conflict in relationships. We share many behind-closed-doors moments of conflict we’ve been through and how we came out on the other side feeling mo…
 
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, the difference between a viewpoint and an opinion, why viewpoints make everything easier, and how to get more of what you want in life. We also each share the scoop on what it was like working wit…
 
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 embarrassment that so often comes with mentioning debt and how talking about money can drastically change friendships for the better. ABOUT BRITNI: Britni Ross is a Business & Financial Educator who uses behavioral f…
 
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, Mindy and I talk about belonging, how to lead community with intention, some of the reasons we’re left feeling disconnected in today’s day and age, and how to be intentional about finding friends you want…
 
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 our environments can limit our self-growth, how buildings pollute our bodies, and how to change our chemical dialogue with our homes to promote endorphins. One of my favorite points of dis…
 
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 in your family gets sick or a friend goes through a hard time, but you don’t want to help them? These are the types of questions my friend Dr. Colter Ray and I are making mentionable in this week’s episode. We a…
 
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, and learning to trust your intuition after it has been inhibited. This deeply vulnerable conversation highlights some of the darker sides of being human while simultaneously sh…
 
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 shrinking to keep someone else comfortable or like denying your truth seemed safer than owning your story, this episode is for you. Rachel’s story of discovery and redefining herself post-divorce paved the way …
 
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 of the Enneagram? No worries, we explain what it is at the top of the episode. Already an Enneagram lover? Hannah mentions the core longings and core fears of each type, which is perhaps my favorite part of the…
 
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 dig into personal mythology and why it matters and how stories help us make sense of our life. We also explore an interesting twist on classic fairy tales. I also share about my Disney princess identity-cri…
 
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 (@method_twenty_seven), and I dive deep into what it means to be creative, how perfectionism gets in the way of creative expression, and how to lead with creative awareness. We also talk about what creativity…
 
Introducing the Make it Mentionable Show with Alyssa Patmos! Hi, I'm Alyssa Patmos, and I'm endlessly curious about how to human. In a world that discourages talking about the taboo, I bought a microphone. As Mister Rogers said, "Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable." I invite you to join me as we journey through th…
 
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