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

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

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

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

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

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

From struggling with motivation and willpower to using joy as fuel for your dreams – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Do you struggle with sticking to a habit, or procrastinate on a task you need to do? What if instead of using motivation and willpower, you could tap into joy to do it? Today, in the series on starting your year right off with a sustainable mindset, we go beyond motivation, and use kindness for ourselves to create a resourceful state that beats willpower. How can I get motivated to do a job I hate? Two weeks ago I was talking with a young man who is finishing his studies. And to sustain himself, he is teaching English, which is … Read more

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