Is it your instinct or your intuition talking? How to listen and use it. – Integrally Alive Podcast

The more embodied you are, the closer your are to your intuition. Claire Wild

Do you ever have gut feelings, sometime? Or a tiny voice in your head, or butterflies in the tummy, or…. Whatever form it takes: How do you know it’s instinct or intuition?How do you know when it is a good idea to follow it? On instinct, intuition, gut feeling, embodiment, and broccoli latte… A lot of my coaching is towards living more intuitively. Often in my coaching sessions, and almost always if the session is around relationship to food, a statement shows up:”Oh well if I listen to my intuition I would be eating ice cream all the time.” (Replace … Read more

You can change today! – Integrally Alive Podcast

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If you had only 6 months left to live, what is the most important thing you would change? On change, resistance, motivation, impact… and cancer! One of the most common phrase I hear during my sessions, is:”I know I should…” We often know what we want to change, but knowing is not enough to actually do the changes. Isn’t fascinating to see how in the same situation different persons will react differently? One big reason some decide to, and do change, is that, for whatever reason, they finally see the link between their current situation, and their future situation. (Yeah, … Read more

A counter-intuitive way to solve problem quicker – Integrally Alive Podcast

I didn’t get him quite the result he wanted. But he got back later, to thank me.Did you ever had a quick fix that turned out to be the worst idea in the end? On problem solving, quick fixes, symptoms and self-care This was the day I got absolute confidence that slowing down is the surest way to solve problems quicker. Back when I was practising Shiatsu, I had the opportunity to work side by side with someone having an entirely different approach. She was much quicker, and began to rant about it, and some people began to look at … Read more

Meditation is not a wellness tool. But you need it more than ever! – Integrally Alive Podcast

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I love meditating because it trains me to be more present.What about you? Why do you meditate? On meditation, being present, crazy thoughts, wellness, and enlightenment… In a conversation describing his morning routine, a guy told me: “I meditate every day. For ten minutes. Then I feel like moving, so I get up.” But for me this is exactly when the meditation begins! When we feel itchy, want to move, get flabbergasted by the sheer number of thoughts that rush into our head all of a sudden! The Western world took meditation and transformed it into a tool for wellness. … Read more

Balance is a movement from within – Integrally Alive Podcast

Balance is not the middle point between two polarities. It's a bridge. It is what links them in a way that support you the best.

If there was one thing you would do to create more balance in your life, what would it be?I believe there are two main misconceptions about balance that if we turn them around, are big game-changers. On balance, rhythm, collaboration, and finding your pulse… Each year I take time to reflect on my business: What did happen, where I want to take it… This year I felt the need to take a longer pause, to really take time to reflect on the direction I want to give it, to show up best both for myself and for you. Because, I … Read more

How to multitask efficiently – Integrally Alive Podcast

Notice how active yet relaxed your nervous system stays when you focus on just one thing.

Would you rather multitask or focus, to get things done faster? On multitasking, focus, cognitive abilities, and getting things done… Like many of you I have a to do list that’s never ending. And the other day, on top of this, I realised that one of my email addresses had a problem, and I “discovered” about 200 mails that I never saw before. Important mails. You know, from serious people, like my bank, and so on.So suddenly I had my normal to-do list and… Many other things that needed attendance like, yesterday, or even last month. I began to read … Read more

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

“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