You are already embodied… How is it helping you – Integrally Alive Podcast

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What do you need to be embodied? time to practice learn how embodi-what? On being embodied, mindfulness, making coffee and riding bikes… In the conversations around the embodiment conference that took place last month (October 2020), one lady particularly touched me when she shared that it shifted her view on what embodiment was, and that she didn’t need to have the perfect body to be embodied.If you remember my second last podcast (“what is embodiment… to me”), you will guess how happy I was to read that. Yes! Embodiment is not about what body you sculpt, but rather how present … Read more

Why you need a daily practice – Integrally Alive Podcast

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What is your practice? Do you have a yoga practice? A meditation practice? A mindfulness practice? …What else do you practice?How does that change your days? why is it important to you? On stress, mindfulness, resilience, and daily practices… In a call with friends earlier this week, we were doing a round of check in: “How are you doing?”I had (like many of us these days), quite a challenging week, with bad news every day. So I joked saying that I would be happy with just a day without bad news. But then, I had to be honest: Even with … Read more

What is embodiment… To me! – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Who is the master, who is the servant: the mind, or the body? On embodiment, experience, coaching, and “where do you feel this in your body?”… Reading that embodiment was a buzz-word the other day on internet, felt so wrong, it had me do something I resisted doing: Talking about what embodiment means.Embodiment is such a diverse field, with many different voices! To have an idea, just look at all the different topics covered in The Embodiment Conference, an online event / movement I presented in: yoga, dancing, martial arts, somatic psychology, trauma, coaching & therapy, just to name a … Read more

How to be ready to start – Integrally Alive Podcast

Self-regulation begins by noticing your level of nervous excitement.

“How will you know when you are ready?” On being and feeling ready, imposter syndrome, and getting started… That is in essence one question that arose in a recent coaching call, when I heard my client say: “I’m not experienced enough, I’m not ready.”Sadly these doubts is wide-spread, and it’s getting us to stop before even getting started. Welcome imposter syndrome, bye-bye action! Back when I was about to take the exam at the end of my Shiatsu training, I found myself in a seminar with mixed levels, paired up for an exercise with a beginner. She was not confident, … Read more

Avoid Fomo by regulating your nervous system – Integrally Alive Podcast

Self-regulation begins by noticing your level of nervous excitement.

Is FOMO happening in your mind, or your body? On FOMO, nervous sytem regulation, parasympathetic vs sympathetic… Did you hear about The Embodiment Conference? OK, I might have told you about it. 😉 When we participate in such exciting events, it is easy to get our head buzzing with all the options, which all look interesting! Too many presentation to attend them all, yet all interesting. Oh, the excitement of reading the program, the joyful anticipation for the sessions… The dilemma of having to choose. Whenever we notice ourself entering this loop, we know it’s time to take a break. … Read more

Switch off thinking of the worst scenarios and rest your nervous system – Integrally Alive Podcast

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“I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Could you be the author of this quote? I certainly could, but you probably recognized Mark Twain. This episode came from a question a while ago (before the actual Coronavirus situation) of one of my clients on the tendency we often have to think about the worst case scenarios. What can we do about it? I have a two-fold answer today: addressing it from the mind, and from the body. These last days, shopping has turned into an interesting experience. Quite everything on my list, nothing fancy, … Read more

From struggling with motivation and willpower to using joy as fuel for your dreams – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Do you struggle with sticking to a habit, or procrastinate on a task you need to do? What if instead of using motivation and willpower, you could tap into joy to do it? Today, in the series on starting your year right off with a sustainable mindset, we go beyond motivation, and use kindness for ourselves to create a resourceful state that beats willpower. How can I get motivated to do a job I hate? Two weeks ago I was talking with a young man who is finishing his studies. And to sustain himself, he is teaching English, which is … Read more

Affirmations vs Reminders… Which works best? – Integrally Alive Podcast

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What do you need to remember today, to be sure to have no regrets going to bed tonight? We go on to start the year with a sustainable mindset: We’ve seen the importance of rest and how to do it effectively to be in a good state in order to set sustainable goals, thanks to a few of the principles from permaculture, then we made sure to define success with flexibility. Finally we aligned our attention, with our intention. What if we had real-life subtitles A few years ago, a brilliant series of short-movies went super successful on french TV: … Read more

Beat procrastination with this simple tool to align intention and attention – Integrally Alive Podcast

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What are you NOT going to pay attention to today? Continuing the Series on Starting your year with a sustainable mindset: We’ve seen the importance of rest and how to do it effectively to be in a good state in order to set sustainable goals, thanks to a few of the principles from permaculture, then we made sure to define success with flexibility. So today we are moving on! And for that, we need to align our attention, with our intention… Why and how? This summer I lived in Rome, Italy. I couldn’t leave Rome without visiting the Sixtin chapel. … Read more

Define your happiness with flexibility for success – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Last week we talked about setting a direction for ourselves in a permaculture way. So now you know where you are going… How will you know you have succeeded? HOW ELSE? Today is all about flexibility to maximize your happiness and success. Recently I was coaching a round of a Mindvalley quest on the human diet and our relationship to food: WildFit. Often participants have a weight-loss goal in joining this program. Sometimes a very specific number of kilos. During the program, invariably, other things happen as well. Their skin and hair get better, they feel less tired, some health … Read more