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about mats and mutts

Hi, I’m Alexa! I’m so glad you’re here!

In my early 20s, I started making major lifestyle changes after being at my lowest point physically & mentally. As my well-being improved, so did my passion for sharing it with others. I created Mats and Mutts to offer encouragement to heal & grow by choosing gratitude, self-love and compassion. Grounded in these values, I share the small steps that make a positive impact for yourself and the world around you in a gentle, yet powerful way.

Here, you will find…

…subjects relating to soul-soothing mindfulness, sustainability, and wellness broken down into manageable and relatable nuggets to apply to your daily life. Always learning, always growing: we’ll celebrate successes big and small and work through the struggles, too. I think you’ll really like these posts to get started:

10 Ways to Get Out of Your Head

Importance of a Gratitude Practice

6 Swaps for a Nontoxic Home (That Will Save Money, Too!)

Clearing Your Mind & Closet Through a Capsule Wardrobe


A little about me

My perfect day would consist of hanging out on the deck with my husband, James, and our three fur-kids, who we love with our whole hearts (dogs: Layla & Doug, cat: Walli)! Nothing more I love than rolling out my yoga mat in the backyard to meditate and practice with my little family by my side.

Or you can find me curled up with a cup of Earl Grey, my journal and a good book. I love year-round cozy, hygge vibes! Formerly a homebody by choice, I am now a homebody by circumstance due to living with two chronic illnesses (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, a condition that affects the nervous system as it relates to heart rate + blood pressure + blood flow + circulation). While I’m still navigating adjusting to a new normal, I have found much joy and gratitude alongside these conditions.

I’d love to connect on instagram and have you part of the newsletter community! No stress for a flooded inbox – I send one weekly newsletter with exclusive insights, journal prompts, sustainable swaps, favorite recipes and more! Sign up easily here.

Again, welcome to Mats and Mutts. Thanks for stopping by ❤️

my best friend! still newlyweds ~ june 16, 2018 ❤️