You don’t need superpowers to succeed – Integrally Alive Podcast

When you listen to your body before it needs to scream, life gets easier.

What superpower do you use most? On superpowers, pushing the limits, being human, performance, and somatic mind… We are taught that we need to be super at all times, to perform at our best, exponential growth, etc. And yes, this approach allows us to make things happen, and big things. But it is also imbalanced, and as much as I love it, and I actually use it myself at times. But we also have to recognize this is just one side of the story, and we often forget the other side – And when I say “we” it’s not only … Read more

From peak flow state into long-term balance – Integrally Alive Podcast

Life gets easier when we accept that we are humans. Not super-heroes, not super-humans... Just humans. That is already a lot.

How long can you stay in flow state? I personally don’t know, and it also depends on what activity it is linked to. But while I’ve always been interested in “flow state” anything, I’ve always had some questions… And this episode is definitely more of an open thought process than a teaching or anything like that. On flow-state, balance, open awareness and sailing… The flow state is always presented as an extra-ordinary state, like something on one hand easy to be in, but at the same time not sustainable for a long term. And often it involves being focused on … Read more

I’m not stressed, but it takes me two hours to fall asleep every night – Integrally Alive Podcast

Over-thinking doesn't automatically makes you anxious, but sure does over-activates the nervous system into unrest. Good news: you can use your somatic intelligence to regulate it back into more balance.

“I’m not stressed, but it takes me two hours to fall asleep every night.”. That’s what I heard not long ago. Doesn’t it sound contradictory?And I thought I would share the conversation that followed, as this is one of the top reasons for poor sleep: falling asleep in the first place. And of course, I will share a simple process to fall asleep quicker. On stress, sleeping, and regulating the nervous system … That person was very puzzled by the contrast:”I’m not stressed, I know that. But then why does it take me so long to fall asleep?” He is … Read more

Balance: It’s not about juggling, it’s about connection – Integrally Alive Podcast

Balance is not about juggling, it is about self-regulation: creating a system where every element supports each other.

Finding balance in life is in itself a metaphor already. But a very common image we use to describe it is juggling. And I just don’t think it’s helpful. I don’t know if you ever tried to juggle, but even if you eventually master the skill, it is still a lot of effort and concentration to do it. And even the best juggler can’t go forever. Sooner or later the balls will fall, or he will need to rest. On juggling, connection, tensegrity, and balance… The main problem in this image, I think, is that all the balls compete for … Read more

Is authentic small talk possible? A surprising solution for deep connection – Integrally Alive Podcast

Small talk can be like a "friendzone" barrier in the conversation, or the door to connection.

Can small talk be authentic?Do you enjoy chit-chat? On small talk, the weather, connections, and levels of communication… I don’t. I never did like chit-chat. But I’m proud to say I’m now fluent in small talk. How did that happen? Years ago, not only I didn’t like small talk, I didn’t understand it. I felt like:”What’s the point? I know what the weather’s like. Why are we going to comment on it for 10 minutes? And then… What? Talk about the city I’m from? Yeah, I know it’s the pink city, everyone keeps telling me that… I know it already!” … Read more

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

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

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

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