Expressing your authentic self, with Monique DeBose – Integrally Alive Podcast


Monique DeBose is an award winning singer-songwriter and playwright. She has performed across the globe and recently for Quincy Jones. Monique has released two albums to great critical acclaim and is releasing her third, the Sovereign One on September 27, 2018. She has a deliciously non non-linear curriculum: Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics, holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and trained at The Groundlings Comedy Theater. She is also a mom, raising two conscious, loving boys. Yet she didn’t sing in public until she was 18 years old and, in her own words, was terrified. And today she coaches people … Read more

Victim mentality – Are you dealing with pain in a healthy way, or are you the victim of the circumstances?


A member of the Integrally alive community was asking recently: “How can one differentiate between doing something with a victim mentality and dealing with pain in a healthy way?“ Pain, big or small, comes and go in our life. Pretending it doesn’t is not only ineffective, it makes it a bigger problem.So, the first thing to do to deal with it is to acknowledge it is there. It is happening to (poor) me, says the victim Typically, in any given situation, the victim mentality will consider that it is happening to her/him, and there is little, if anything, to be … Read more

Healing, and growing beyond personal development, with Tahlia Reynolds – Integrally Alive podcast


Tahlia is passionate about all things personal growth, discovery, mastery & transformation. She is trained in EFT, a qualified Reiki practitioner, a transformational life coach, and a serial entrepreneur. Right now she is Head of Online Communities at Mindvalley – The Personal Development Company. She spent years “bettering” herself and going inward to get the source of her trauma and rage. On trauma, how to heal it, personal / spiritual development and their trap, spiritual bypassing and how to become bigger than you think you are. Disclaimer: In the second part of the interview, Tahlia sometimes uses the word “trauma” … Read more

I am not my thoughts, vibrant life on the other side of suicidal thoughts, with Sydney Lander – Integrally Alive podcast

Sydney works at Mindvalley, the well-known online university. She’s also an artist at Asterphire. And she is passionate about exploring the link between emotions and thoughts and understanding their nature, so we can use them as a system, rather than being controlled by them. Today she takes us into her powerful personal story of childhood depression and suicidal thoughts, and how she overcame it to become the vibrant young lady she is now. In this conversation we bust a few myths: children cannot be depressed, and / or have suicidal thoughts. If (s)he was depressed, (s)he would tell / we … Read more

Don’t fit in the box… Hack the box, with Naretha Hopson – Integrally Alive podcast


Fear of rejection is among the biggest and most common fear we human beings have. It takes many faces, but usually, as a result, we try our best to fit in the box we are presented… Well Naretha Hopson says, Hack the box! She helps especially young people to own the impression they give, out of self-love and from authenticity, rather than a desperate need to belong: “I noticed I saw the void in my experience, and I knew how beneficial and helpful it would have been for me to know just those unspoken rules to have that little bit … Read more

Looking inward and changing yourself first, with Kim McDonnel – Integrally Alive podcast

Kim McDonnel is a holistic Health Coach and Spiritual Counselor, author of the book, “You Change, They Change: How to Take Control of Your Life by Losing Control Over Others”.   In today’s episode, Kim shares her own journey, healing her inner “sensitive child”, and multiple sclerosis, and the wisdom gained on the way: how the chemicals in our body influence our thoughts, toxic thoughts, resilience, why we need to express our emotions, and how to do it in a healthy way, tips to getting back into balance, and stopping to wait for others to change in order to move … Read more

Becoming an artist of life with Santiago Rafael – Integrally Alive podcast

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The first thing you notice when you meet Santiago, is his vibrant smile, and his joyful presence. He is a life coach, and founder of LAFAM, a movement spreading the art of being an artist of life. Yet a few years ago, his life was very different. He had severe arthritis,living in constant pain. He developed depression, and multiple addictions. In the podcast he shares his journey of transformation to becoming the vibrant artist of life he  is today. Thank you Santiago for this vulnerable sharing, on the up and downs of this journey until the foundation of L.A.F.A.M. (Lifestyle … Read more