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Feelings matter: how well do you connect with yours?

Feelings matter: how well do you connect with yours?

I’ve owned one yo-yo in my life; it was bright orange and on one side it had a sticker of Donny Osmond. I think I was about ten years old when I bought it, with some pocket money.  Having not thought about it for decades, that yo-yo has been on my mind a lot...

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The Coach Who Came Home

The Coach Who Came Home

In August last year, after six years of living in the Middle East and her third expat assignment, a woman decided it was time to move home. She knew that the focus of her work and life needed to be back in the more familiar environment of her home country. She was...

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Be Yourself – Everyone Else is Taken

Be Yourself – Everyone Else is Taken

Be yourself – everyone else is taken. That line has been attributed to various people – Thomas Merton, Oscar Wilde – but whoever it was, I’m truly grateful. And if asked, its what I’d encourage anyone to do. How often have you felt yourself compromising or adapting...

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Starting Your Own Business: What’s Holding You Back?

Starting Your Own Business: What’s Holding You Back?

Starting Your Own Business: What’s Holding You Back? At some point during their time living abroad, many expats think of starting their own businesses. They may have given up a great job to join their partner but now can’t find the right job in the new location; they...

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It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Career

It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Career

Have you ever had one of those days when you just wanted to get up and walk away from your job and into something completely different? Have you ever started your working day thinking – “why am I still doing this when I know I want something else?!”. Perhaps you know...

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Overcoming Fear – It’s Your Choice

Overcoming Fear – It’s Your Choice

We all feel fear. It's a basic human emotion, one of the survival emotions which - evolutionarily speaking - has got us to where we are today[1]. So when fear creeps up on us, how do we overcome it? What are your deepest fears? What frightens you? It's different for...

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Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience

Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience

How resilient are you? Do you know? If you are fortunate enough to never have experienced any difficulties in life, then you may not know how strong and resilient you are. It’s when you are faced with those gut-wrenching set-backs or challenges that your ability to be...

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Just Landed? How to handle the challenges of being an expat.

Just Landed? How to handle the challenges of being an expat.

Have you just embarked upon your first international assignment? Or perhaps you have been an expat before and have now moved to another location? Whatever your situation, it’s likely that you are facing a few challenges, settling into a new life and a new home. The...

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