Affirmations vs Reminders… Which works best? – Integrally Alive Podcast

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What do you need to remember today, to be sure to have no regrets going to bed tonight? We go on to start the year with a sustainable mindset: We’ve seen the importance of rest and how to do it effectively to be in a good state in order to set sustainable goals, thanks to a few of the principles from permaculture, then we made sure to define success with flexibility. Finally we aligned our attention, with our intention. What if we had real-life subtitles A few years ago, a brilliant series of short-movies went super successful on french TV: … Read more

Automatically create your dreams with your optimized personal ecosystem – Integrally Alive Podcast

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So you’ve got goals for this year…How do you know you’re going to achieve them? What would support your journey?What do you need for this goal to become impossible to miss? Let’s see how we can apply permaculture in your life to create an ecosystem supporting your dreams. It all starts with a dream (of sailing the world in my case) When I was a teenage, I had a dream of sailing the world. Now, I was living inland, had sailed just a few times, and didn’t really know if that was actually doable. But I had no doubt I … Read more

Get unstuck: Drop “Why” – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Do you want to know one of the best way to get stuck? Ask: “Why?”. What can you do instead? Good question! 😉 This morning, I felt uninspired. Or rather than uninspired, lots of idea but none looks interesting or inspiring for you. And it felt weird, because I love what I do, I love to share wisdom and tools with you and see how you put it into practice and change your lives. So what do I do with that? I could go into “Why is this happening?”. That would make me explore all the reasons, and keep me … 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

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

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

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Kim McDonnel is a holistic Health Coach and Spiritual Counsellor, 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

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