14 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
You don't need superpowers to succeed
What superpower do you use most? 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. This other side is not so much taught and talked about as the other super active side. So I think the "super" approach is great, and it's also unbalanced. And in the long run, this is completely counterproductive, because it works until it doesn't. So this week is all about * superpowers * How much can you push the limits? * being human versus "super" * performance * multiple intellligence * rational mind and somatic mind * ... ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/you-dont-need-superpowers-to-succeed-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
15 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
You know you want to change? This hack will get you finally moving!
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: https://www.integrallyalive.com/you-know-you-want-to-change-this-hack-will-get-you-finally-moving-integrally-alive-podcast/(opens in a new tab) And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
10 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
From peak flow state into long-term balance
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 life ... Life gets easier when we accept that we are humans. Not super-heroes, not super-humans... Just humans. That is already a lot. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/from-peak-flow-state-into-long-term-balance-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
17 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
I’m not stressed, but it takes me two hours to fall asleep every night
"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 if you know me, you guessed it: There is going to be some simple and effective embodied process to help with that. I love how we can use our somatic intelligence to help us calm down the intellect and basically live a more peaceful yet more energised life. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/im-not-stressed-but-it-takes-me-two-hours-to-fall-asleep-every-night-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
9 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Balance: It's not about juggling, it's about connection
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 the same behavior that put us in trouble in the first place. But even the best juggler can’t go forever. Sooner or later the balls will fall, or he will need to put them down. So what if the balls weren’t competing? That's why I explore this week, with a new, much more helpful, image for balance. Also, a super fancy word to use in cocktail parties. 😉️ ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/template-podcast-title-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
10 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Why unsolicited advice is not helpful (and what to do instead)
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: * Why is it so upsetting to get unsolicited advice? * How can I still help? * And also find a way to telling someone to stop! ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/why-unsolicited-advice-is-not-helpful-what-to-do-instead-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
9 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
How to use curiosity as your door to being unapologetic (and compassionate)
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 to both being more compassionate, and more unapologetic. And that is why it is one of the main pillars in the “Deep connection, real fun!” meetups and my work in general. Join me this week as I share about ladybugs, being weird, asking questions, dancing (no way! 😅), and making the world a better place. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/curiosity-as-your-door-to-being-unapologetic-and-compassionate-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
19 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Is authentic small talk possible? A surprising solution to deep connection
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 the levels of communication * how to actually enjoy small talk! The kind of stuff we play with in the Deep connection, real fun! meetups. We had the first edition yesterday and it was great! ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/s-authentic-small-talk-possible-a-surprising-solution-to-deep-connection-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
9 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
A cure for Social fatigue: Deep connection, real fun! meetups
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 need meaningful connections. If you've been to any kind of meetup, you probably can't stand the jackpot questions anymore: "What's your name? Where are you from? What do you do?". In a lot of these meetings, I meet a lot of people, but I feel like I connect to no one. It’s so superficial. You might even hesitate to go to social event because of the social fatigue that comes with it. On the other end, authentic relating, circling, and all the deep connection workshops are wonderful opportunities to finally interact human to human. And it’s really nourishing, but it’s also almost exclusively workshops. And sometimes I just want to spend nice time talking to friendly humans. Just a fun evening. I don’t want to do workshops all the time. My solution: Deep connection, real fun! meetups Nourishing like authentic relating, fun like a social meetup. Join us here, it's free: https://www.integrallyalive.com/meet Hope to see you next time. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the podcast SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/a-cure-for-social-fatigue-deep-connection-real-fun-meetups-integrally-alive-podcast
10 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Don't cage yourself in your age!
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 dynamic mindset. Depending on where we are born, we look at elderly as nice but slightly crazy people going back to childhood, or wise and experienced humans. So I would say, choose for yourself. Whatever society tells you about what is appropriate for your age, you’re the one living your life. And I have some models for you in case you're wondering. See you in the comments. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/dont-cage-yourself-in-your-age-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
8 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
You are the inspiration you are looking for
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 I can already tell you, in my eyes, you already made it. And you don't even know exactly what it is, because you might end up living a different equally of even better dream, but this will only happen if you try. In my heart, you are the leader you need. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/you-are-the-inspiration-you-are-looking-for-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
14 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Stress is saving your life (Trying to overcome stress? Try this instead)
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 our prehistoric ancestors', but the world around looks nothing like it? We need knew solutions! In today's episode, I dive into our relationship with stress and how we can make an ally of it. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/stress-is-saving-your-life-overcome-stress-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
13 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Wanna thrive? Balance your ecosystem!
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 identify something as a problem and when we focus on it to find a solution… we end up exploring something else, that is indeed the solution, even though it looks like something else entirely. This week, discover how the Kyo/Jitsu principle form Zen shiatsu can help you go straight to the point and balance out your system so that the problem actually disappears by itself. We are living ecosystems, and if we know where to poke, we can do magic. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/wanna-thrive-balance-your-ecosystem-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
7 minutes | May 25, 2021
A simple question to see differently, get clarity and take decisions
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 this somatically, but this week I'm going with a simple question for the rational mind instead. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/a-simple-question-to-see-differently-get-clarity-and-take-decisions-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
11 minutes | May 18, 2021
Stuck? Use the simple is effective solution
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 major breakthrough, and I was shocked afterwards about how simple and quick it was, versus the value that I got from it in terms of what I learned. I guess that day I got the same look on my face that I see now and then on the face of my coaching clients, when they give me the “too good to be true” look. Our rational minds love complex solutions, because they look somehow more serious, more legit. Seeing all these steps, the logical progression, it looks reassuring. But reassuring for the mind doesn't mean that we will act on it more easily. Again, and again, and again, both in my personal life and in my professional life in coaching sessions with my clients, I am reminded that simple it what is what helps us move. And that's exactly what we are exploring in this episode. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/stuck-use-the-simple-is-effective-solution-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
17 minutes | May 11, 2021
What to say to a friend who's struggling (And how to ask for help if you are)
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 help people around you help you better, and be there for you; and it is for you if you know someone who is struggling and want to be there for them and support them in the best way you can. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/what-to-say-to-a-friend-whos-struggling-and-how-to-ask-for-help-if-you-are-integrally-alive-podcast And hop on my socials to share your thoughts, discoveries... Let's make this a conversation rather than a one-way sharing!
17 minutes | May 7, 2021
From chaos to creative mess... How to stay calm and keep going through uncertainty
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 actions from chaos to relaxing into creative mess. What I love about these somatic explorations, is by disconnecting the rational mind, we instantaneously step into a much more creative space. See you in the comments. ✨ ⇒ click here for the extended version of the exploration (part of the Sparkling life toolkit): https://explore.integrallyalive.com/products/units/view/132/?lesson=227 ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/from-chaos-to-creative-mess-how-to-stay-calm-and-keep-going-in-times-of-uncertainty-integrally-alive-podcast ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/from-chaos-to-creative-mess-how-to-stay-calm-and-keep-going-in-times-of-uncertainty-integrally-alive-podcast
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Coaching or therapy... What do you need?
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 do changework. If you yourself, or someone you know, needs help, and you like my style, I’ve got slots for one on one sessions opening right now: 🌟️ 2 spots opening for ongoing sessions over a few months. 💥️ New times, new solutions, I offer single 1 on 1 sessions: One "in the moment" session to help you get back on track, break through, whatever you need in the moment to not only keep going, but thrive. More info in the podcast and on the website. More info and booking here: https://explore.integrallyalive.com/products/courses/view/2 ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/coaching-or-therapy-what-do-you-need-integrally-alive-podcast ✨✨✨✨✨ THE INTEGRALLY ALIVE PODCAST, BY CLAIRE WILD Your weekly dose of fierce love: A mix of love and brutal honesty! Practical wisdom & tools to create balance in life and be free to be who you are do what you love and live how you want. ❣️ EMBODY 100% YOU! Feel alive from the inside out. ❓ DISCOVER MORE HERE: http://www.integrallyalive.com ✨ Might includes some Life sparkling & elephants hugging.
16 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Is is your instinct, or your intuition talking?
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 how to recognise it. What is intuition and how to recognise it. Why is intuition better for taking decisions. A simple exploration to train and use your intuition. See you in the comments. ⚠ ⇒ click here for the SHOWNOTES: https://www.integrallyalive.com/is-it-your-instinct-or-your-intuition-integrally-alive-podcast
6 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
You can change today
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: https://www.integrallyalive.com/you-can-change-today-integrally-alive-podcast/