I have not seen or heard of anyone talk about how the closing of international borders have worsened their homesickness. This is something that I have been struggling with this second time around in lockdown.Continue reading “Homesickness and closed borders”
No-one is going to argue with you when we say that 2020 has been a tough year. There is not a person in the world who was not affected in some way by what is going on globally.Continue reading “Goodbye 2020”
Being homesick during the holidays is a common occurrence for many of us. It was something I’ve dreaded for many years.
I remember for the longest time telling myself that I just had to get through the holidays and then the days would get longer and warmer.Continue reading “Homesick during the Holidays”
Holiday celebrations are a stressful but also a joyful time of year. There are so many different holiday traditions to observe, especially when living abroad.
There are so many ways in which to celebrate, that it is easy to let your traditions go so that you could immerse yourself into your new culture.Continue reading “How I combined our holiday Traditions”
Now setting S.M.A.R.T goals is not a new concept to anyone. But the one question that I am often asked is why?
“Why set S.M.A.R.T goals, I’m doing fine without them.”
Is usually what I hear from clients.
My response to them is usually along the lines of, “If you were doing so well, then what is the purpose of you coming to see me? What is it that is missing from your life that guided you to me?”Continue reading “S.M.A.R.T Goals”
After writing a few blogs on the expat life, I thought that it was time to write once again on the coaching aspects of this blog site. As the title suggests I am going to tell you about the secrets to successful goal setting.
Now, there are many methods you can use to set successful goals, for example one of the most popular one is S.M.A.R.T goals.Continue reading “Successful gaol setting”
Moving to a new country is very exciting, but it can also be a very stressful experience.
On top of everything else you need to contend with such as ‘ Culture Shock’ and cultural differences.
Everything will be done in a slightly different way and what you once thought of as normal is now offensive or at least frowned upon.Continue reading “Cultural Differences”
The reasons behind why I choose to bring up my children bilingual was a bit of a selfish one.
I wanted them to understand all the silly kid songs and jokes from my youth.
I also longed for my children to be able to communicate with my family and my family to be able to communicate with them.Continue reading “How and why I have Bilingual children”
Learning a new language in a new country is never easy, you open yourself up to ridicule, rejection and to being the butt of the joke.
Well at least that was my experience. Calling someone’s child naughty instead of cute never ends well, which I have done.Continue reading “Learning a new Language”