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Integrally Alive podcast (Sparkling life) Beyond Thinking, balanced & unapologetic life

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✨ Practical wisdom & tools to help you create the unapologetic life you want, while enjoying the journey and growing efficiency and resilience. 💬 Multiple intelligences, embodiment, authentic relationships, private speaking and storytelling, creativity, effortless efficiency, playful exploration, awareness... 🤗 Occasional interviews. 😉 Constant humour, fierce love, and BS-free style. 🐘 Oh, and lots of elephant hugging. 🤯 The only podcast that 6x your intelligence!

✨ Practical wisdom & tools to help you create the unapologetic life you want, while enjoying the journey and growing efficiency and resilience. 💬 Multiple intelligences, embodiment, authentic relationships, private speaking and storytelling, creativity, effortless efficiency, playful exploration, awareness... 🤗 Occasional interviews. 😉 Constant humour, fierce love, and BS-free style. 🐘 Oh, and lots of elephant hugging. 🤯 The only podcast that 6x your intelligence!

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France

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✨ Practical wisdom & tools to help you create the unapologetic life you want, while enjoying the journey and growing efficiency and resilience. 💬 Multiple intelligences, embodiment, authentic relationships, private speaking and storytelling, creativity, effortless efficiency, playful exploration, awareness... 🤗 Occasional interviews. 😉 Constant humour, fierce love, and BS-free style. 🐘 Oh, and lots of elephant hugging. 🤯 The only podcast that 6x your intelligence!

Language:

English


Episodes

You know you want to change? This hack will get you finally moving!

9/23/2021
Is knowledge, knowing that you need to change, enough to actually change? Spoiler alert: Not in my experience! Listen/read this episode if you want to know * the difference between knowledge and embodied awareness * learn how to make motivation last and bullet-proof * a counter-intuitive but very effective approach to quitting smoking * can change happen fast? * what is generative change * ... ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES:...

Duration:00:09:59

From peak flow state into long-term balance

9/14/2021
When we mention flow, we usually think about a peak experience moment. But then we see it as something that we would want at any time and always. I think it is setting ourselves up for failure, but also not helping us having more of these flow state experience. This week I'm sharing an ongoing exploration * the distinction between peak flow state vs long-term flow * how it relies on nervous system regulation * a simple exploration to start playing with bringing more flow in our daily...

Duration:00:06:50

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

9/10/2021
"I’m not stressed, but it takes me two hours to fall asleep every night." Doesn’t it sound contradictory? 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?” In this episode, we'll see why. * the difference between stress, anxiety * what means having an activated nervous system * basic sleep hygiene * a simple distinction about how the nervous system works * and how we can use to fall asleep quicker And...

Duration:00:11:18

Balance: It's not about juggling, it's about connection

8/17/2021
A very common image we use to describe finding balance in life 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. What is the main problem with the juggling image? All the balls compete for your attention. And using this image leads to using...

Duration:00:06:09

Why unsolicited advice is not helpful (and what to do instead)

8/10/2021
What is the worst advice you ever got? I’m going to bet that it was probably unsolicited advice. Want to know a funny story? How about people trying to "help" me with my computer, not realising I worked as a web developer, so I used to be the one helping people with that. It is a bit less funny when it comes to more personal challenges. Like, don't get me started on the “Everything happens for a reason” lecture. Check the episode to know why I think this is spiritual BS. And also: *...

Duration:00:09:37

How to use curiosity as your door to being unapologetic (and compassionate)

8/3/2021
What is your weird? Do you keep it for yourself like something you’d rather people not see about you? Or do you proudly show it for everyone to admire? I have many, which I share more or less privately. But a few years ago I met someone who litterally had it on her head... And it turned out great for her. Whatever we do, we will always be weird for someone else, so... Maybe her solution is not so crazy after all? I am a big advocate for playful curiosity, which I have experienced, leads...

Duration:00:28:27

Is authentic small talk possible? A surprising solution to deep connection

7/28/2021
Do you enjoy chit-chat? I never did! But I’m proud to say I’m now fluent in small talk. Years ago, not only I didn’t like small talk, I didn’t understand it, and as a result, it felt like it was difficult to have real conversations, to really get to a deeper level of connection. Small talk can feel boring, or draining, but it has a very important purpose. Have you heard about the levels of communication? This week, we look into them, and: * why small talk is important * how to navigate...

Duration:01:03:48

A cure for Social fatigue: Deep connection, real fun! meetups

7/22/2021
A weekly casual social meetup created with meaningful connections in mind. It's free, and you're welcome. 🤗 (formerly Un-networking human meetups) Join us here, it's free and you're welcome: https://www.integrallyalive.com/meet 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...

Duration:00:06:17

Don't cage yourself in your age!

7/1/2021
What are you too old for? ... Where is your mind going when you read that question? Things that you feel you cannot do anymore and you kind of miss them, things that you won’t tolerate anymore in your life? We all react differently to ageing. Certain aspects feel liberating, other limiting… I’m always puzzled by people who explain anything that they cannot do by their age. Maybe because very early on I had positive example of older people being in really good shape and with a...

Duration:00:07:05

You are the inspiration you are looking for

6/21/2021
On sailing, dreams, inspiration, courage, blogs and strangers ... What are you the living example for? When I was a teenager, I had a dream, a very precise and persistent dream, to travel and live on a sailing-boat. It took years, but I eventually did it. If you have a dream and feel discouraged, this episode is for you. It is the kind of message I would have loved to hear when my own dream was just a crazy idea in my heart. It is so much easier to connect the dots looking backwards, but...

Duration:00:05:17

Stress is saving your life (Trying to overcome stress? Try this instead)

6/18/2021
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 Stress is an evolutionary necessity. If it wasn’t for stress, none of us would be here. But what happens when our physiology stays pretty much the same as...

Duration:00:09:15

Wanna thrive? Balance your ecosystem!

6/2/2021
On too much, too little, ecosystems and balance… 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? It is very common to...

Duration:00:08:07

A simple question to see differently, get clarity and take decisions

5/25/2021
Have you ever had something that you thought it was just impossible to do, and then somehow you looked at it with new eyes and you found another way to do it anyway? When you feel stuck, how do you take a decision, and move on? The problem many times is that there is a blind spot, something we are missing that would give a new meaning to the whole situation. Let's explore how to shift our point of view and get us to clarity and action in an instant. There is a pretty groovy way to do...

Duration:00:04:52

Stuck? Use the simple is effective solution

5/18/2021
On effectiveness, getting unstuck, the beauty of simple, action and habits… Years ago, when I was still training for my Body-Mind-Centering* certification, at some point we were asked to participate in an exercise, that when my teachers explained, it, I felt like:”Duh, is it really why I’m paying you hundreds of Euros a day?” Because it was so simple. It sounded just stupid and ineffective. (*Body-Mind centering is a somatic movement and touch practice) It turns out this exercise gave me a...

Duration:00:07:24

What to say to a friend who's struggling (And how to ask for help if you are)

5/11/2021
We are only beginning to talk more openly about psychological 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, and my one principle I've seen be the most effective, 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 is for you if you're struggling and want to...

Duration:00:11:11

From chaos to creative mess... How to stay calm and keep going through uncertainty

5/7/2021
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! But is it really? Here is another way to look at it, and a simple guided exploration to shift your perspective and...

Duration:00:11:09

Coaching or therapy... What do you need?

4/20/2021
What is the difference between coaching and therapy, 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. The image I find talks the most about it in a simple way is hiking. The way you prepare yourself, and your things, the actual hike... All of these offer a metaphor that everyone gets for the general distinction between therapy and coaching, and also the main two approaches to...

Duration:00:11:22

Is is your instinct, or your intuition talking?

4/14/2021
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? That's what we dive into this week: On instinct, intuition, gut feeling, embodiment, and broccoli latte... Why I believe the statement:"If I listen to my intuition I would be eating ice cream / pizza / broccoli latte all the time." is wrong. What is instinct and...

Duration:00:16:21

You can change today

4/8/2021
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. Whether we want to avoid bad consequences, or yearn for something great, we resist to change. There are many solutions to finally start, and I'm giving one in this week's episode, along with something to help with motivation. See you in the comments. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES:...

Duration:00:04:34

A counter-intuitive way to solve problem quicker

3/31/2021
Did you ever had a quick fix that turned out to be the worst idea in the end? In this episode you'll learn how I got absolute confidence that slowing down is the surest way to solve problems quicker. Quick fixes are appealing, and here and there I still fall for them. It usually doesn't end well though. So here are two things to keep in mind when problem solving, to make sure we go the distance and work efficiently and faster. See you in the comments. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the...

Duration:00:05:16