Soul Sister Spotlight: Alyssa Rodgers

The Soul Sister Spotlight is a celebration of women who are honoring their soul.  These women are committed to their personal journey and are willing to share it in all its realness.  This special blog feature is an expansion of the Soul Connect Tribe which is dedicated space for women who uplift, inspire and are redefining the way women connect.

Meet Alyssa Rodgers!

Alyssa Rodgers is the founder of The Mexitalian, a blog that celebrates blending cultures through food and travel.  Food and cooking are her greatest passions, and she loves to share original recipes and travel experiences.

Let's connect with Alyssa as she shares how she stays soul connected!

I give myself permission to… take time for me. With a busy lifestyle it’s easy to feel guilty for taking the time that is truly for myself. I make an effort to do things that are just for me and just to feel good, like taking myself out for a healthy lunch, or going for a walk somewhere new. 

How do you tend to your soul? I love to practice yoga, read, travel, but I best tend to myself when I’m cooking. Cooking allows me to be creative, to use a different part of my brain and I do in my every day work, it allows me to be appreciative of where my food comes from, and often of the local farmers I pick up produce from. Cooking also helps to remind me how important good food is to nourish my body and help me to create the life I want that is true to my soul. 

How do you rebel against fear? I tend to just go for it. I’ve always been good at managing performance anxiety and fear, in part because I try to just jump in before I even notice that my heart is beating out of my chest. 

What does CONNECTION mean to you?  To me, connection is a feeling. It means to be pulled to something or someone, while also feeling that pull in return. Connection is one of the most important aspects of life, and something that I continue to seek in my hobbies, relationships, and passions. 

What is your favorite quote right now that’s feeding your soul?   "Eat well, travel often" has been my moto since college. Eating well gives me the energy to do all of the things I want and need to do, and traveling perks me up when I need to recharge. 

Alyssa is a recent Cleveland transplant, currently enjoying eating her way through town with some yoga and cycle classes in between. You can connect with her at www.themexitalian.com, @the_mexitalian on Instagram, or @theMexitalianblog on Facebook.

Katie Kurtz