A cure for Social fatigue: Deep connection, real fun! meetups – Integrally Alive Podcast

A cure for social fatigue: Un-networking Human meetups

This year has been great for loneliness hasn’t ?But the thing is, while this year and a half now has been really low on opportunities of just meeting and being around people… Meeting and being around people is not the cure for loneliness. It’s not enough!We need meaningful connections. On loneliness, meaningful connections, networking events, meetups, authentic relating, and having fun… I know that well: I’m moving around quite a bit… Usually; These days a lot less. So I’m often the new kid on the block, knowing no one in the place where I just arrived. I visit quite a … Read more

Don’t cage yourself in your age – Integrally Alive Podcast

Age is just a number. And I am the one deciding what that number means for me.

What are you too old for?Where is your mind going when you read that question?Things that you feel you cannot do anymore and you kind of miss them, things that you won’t tolerate anymore in your life?We all react differently to ageing. Certain aspects feel liberating, other limiting… On ageing, birthdays, sailing and liberation… I’m always puzzled by people who explain anything they cannot do by their age.Maybe because very early on in my 20’s, when I was living on my sailing-boat, I often had sailing neighbours waaaay older than me; many people wait until they are retired and kids … Read more

You are the inspiration you are looking for – Integrally Alive Podcast

You are seen... If you knew your choice would inspire thousands of people, how would you live your day today?

What are you the living example for? On sailing, dreams, inspiration, courage, blogs and strangers … When I was a teenager, I had a dream, a very precise and persistent dream, to travel and live on a sailing-boat. It took years, but I eventually did it. I started a blog to keep my family and my friends updated. But it ended up with strangers reading it, and I got some very touching emails of total strangers thanking me to show them it was possible. Seeing my website gave them the permission to dream and the permission to think they weren’t … Read more

Stress is saving your life (Trying to overcome stress? Do this instead) – Integrally Alive Podcast

Stress is a life saver, but it becomes a problem when actin is not possible.

Is stress your enemy or your ally? Stress is usually the bad guy, something to get rid of and overcome. But in the same time I know people —and maybe that’s you too?— who will tell me that stress is their motor for action.So where’s the line? Do we get rid of stress, or do we use it? On stress, regulation, adrenaline, taking action… First and foremost, stress is an evolutionary necessity. If it wasn’t for stress, none of us would be here. We are the descendants of people who when they saw a Saber Tiger coming, felt the stress, … Read more

Wanna thrive? Balance your ecosystem! – Integrally Alive Podcast

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One thing that, if I would resolve it right now, would make everything else easier, is having a richer social life again; you know, like, kind of before covid, when you could go out and just meet and talk to people freely. I’ve got other struggles, but this one I feel really is undermining my overall energy. Can you relate? Do you have something that you feel would make things easier for everything else in my life? On too much, too little, ecosystems and balance… It is very common to identify something as a problem and when we focus on … Read more

A simple question to see differently, get clarity and take decisions – Integrally Alive Podcast

Have you ever had something that you thought it was just impossible to do, and then somehow you looked at it with new eyes and you found another way to do it anyway? On staircases, street art, the most important thing and taking decisions… Once upon a time when borders were open and we could go around the world as we wanted, I was in Rome. Going around one day I found a surprising staircase connecting two streets. At first I didn’t notice anything and went down into the beautiful Trastevere neighbourhood. But going back, heading to go upstairs this … Read more

Stuck? Use the simple is effective solution – Integrally Alive Podcast

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How simple an action is, or looks, is directly related to how quick you will implement it. On effectiveness, getting unstuck, the beauty of simple, action and habits… Years ago, when I was still training for my Body-Mind-Centering* certification, at some point we were asked to participate in an exercise, that when my teachers explained, it, I felt like:”Duh, is it really why I’m paying you hundreds of Euros a day?” Because it was so simple. It sounded just stupid and ineffective. (*Body-Mind centering is a somatic movement and touch practice) It turns out this exercise gave me a major … Read more

What to say to a friend who’s struggling (And how to ask for help if you are) – Integrally Alive Podcast

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How do you support someone who’s struggling with mental problems? We are only beginning to talk more openly about mental struggles, and there are still many, many misconceptions about it. And often it results in people with the best intentions making the situation worse, by trying to help. So here are a few do s and don’t s, so you can be there for your loved ones when they need you the most… And you can better ask for help when you need it. This article is for you if you’re struggling and want to help people around you help … Read more

From chaos to creative mess – How to stay calm and keep going in times of uncertainty – Integrally Alive Podcast

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When life gets in the way, what do you do to stay calm and keep going? To be honest, to my French brain, it always sounded a bit wrong that “life” would get in the way of anything. But yes, nowadays, with things being cancelled left and right, decisions being made, then changed, then put back on, then modified… It sure feels like something is getting in the way of life! Here is another way to look at it, and a simple guided exploration to shift your perspective and actions (Listen to the podcast, or find the extended version here … Read more

Coaching or Therapy… What do you need?- Integrally Alive Podcast

You do from being: Your actions depend on your state, who you are being. ⇒ Change who you are being, what you do, your actions, will adjust accordingly.

If you need coaching, you will benefit from therapy, and if you need therapy, you will benefit from coaching. Do you think true or false?And how do you choose one or the other? This is a question I get a lot, so here is my two cents, the way I view this and how I apply this in my changework practice. On coaching, therapy, hiking, changework… The image I find talks the most about it in a simple way is hiking. So you want to go hiking. Therapy is like helping you get prepared for the hike First you need … Read more