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

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

Lonely yet not alone… How to create deep connection – Integrally Alive Podcast

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If I told you I have a trusted source of one of the most potent drugs… It’s free, without nasty side-effects, and vastly available… Would you be interested? And what if I told you that you experienced it at least once in your life, and probably multiple times… Can you guess what I’m talking about? Oxytocin! The “love hormone”, that is released every time we have meaningful interactions with living beings. Meaningful interactions? You can be surrounded by hundred people and still lack connection Being alone and being lonely are two different things.We all experienced that being surrounded by people … Read more

Can words change your life? – Integrally Alive Podcast

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This summer I was at a speaking event, and heard the story of a woman, who shared how she overcame depression and wanting to kill herself. A very brave thing to do, especially on stage; and so needed, too, because the stigma on these topics is literally killing people, who otherwise would speak up and ask for help. So when she sat back, right next to me, I turned to her and thank her for her courage, expressing that I know how difficult it can be to talk about suicide. She looked at me with surprise, and answered that she … Read more

Why you need to do what makes you come alive – Integrally Alive Podcast

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How often do you do what makes you come alive? I like to try new things. But some things are so good that I like to repeat them again and again. Like my favorite questions:”What makes you feel alive?” What makes you feel alive? If you’re familiar with the podcast, you will recognize this question: I love it so much, that I used to end every interview of season one with it. And it was beautiful to hear the answers, always different, always inspiring (so much so that I dedicated the last episode of the season to this question alone). … Read more

Out of the whirlpool, with Sue Martin – Integrally Alive Podcast

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If I told you I know a woman who almost killed herself intentionally and thirty years later is one of the funniest and joyful person I know… Would you believe me? This episode might be one of the most “serious” of this season, by the subject. It is also one of those we laughed the most. And i couldn’t be happier about that; because only when it will become easier to talk about these “serious” and tough topics, will it also become easier to tackle these issues. So get ready for an incredible story, with an incredible woman! “I didn’t … Read more

Healing is mindfully feeling, with Rick Sharpe (part 2) – Integrally Alive Podcast

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This is the last part of the interview, so if you missed the first part, you probably want to listen to it here. In this episode, we go on deeper on how and why the real strength is to be vulnerable. And especially how it serves our relationships; because, surprisingly, men and women communicate differently and it takes a bit of vulnerability and willingness to meet our partner where s/he is, and improve our communication to improve our relationships. And do you wonder how Rick went from journaling to writing a book (soon followed by another)? Yeah, I was curious … Read more

Healing is mindfully feeling, with Rick Sharpe (part 1) – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Do you have your personal version of a “year from Hell”? Rick does, and that is what he shares in his book “The price of Heartbreak”. On the podcast, he shares his story and how getting comfortable with the uncomfortable got him to place he didn’t dare to go, like vulnerability. Discover why it is even more difficult for men than women to open up to it, and how Rick discovered and used emotional intelligence to heal. This is only the first part of the interview, stay tuned for next week’s episode with the end, and more on emotional intelligence, … Read more

Living a life true to myself, with Sylvia Jagla (1, the story) – Integrally Alive Podcast

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We all know those moments, when you reached the bottom of your “going down spiral”? The “enough is enough!” reaction, that makes us do things we didn’t think we could do. In this episode, we have a few examples of that, and we go in depth about how they help us evolve, and go from pushing through life, to creating your life. In next week’s episode, Sylvia shares more about the work she’s doing today, especially on burnout and resilience. Until the deepest down, when you just say: “OK, now it’s enough! “. And you are done with fighting, and … Read more

Finding community, The Evolve coliving (1, the story), with Guillaume Perdrix – Integrally Alive podcast

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This is the first of two episodes with Guillaume. We ended up talking a lot about resilience. Guillaume also shared how he went on a quest of “hacking happiness” and living on purpose; to discover that what was at the root of everything else was a need for human connection… Which led him to creating Evolve Coliving: My main intention is to be around the people that I love. Love, people, connection, is the one thing that always holds me back to life, or keeps me moving forward.” Stay tuned for the next episode, going deep on what is coliving, … Read more

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