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EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Why Using EFT Tapping Helps You Manage Your Stress And Anxiety More Effectively

Now more than ever, addressing our anxieties and stress and dealing with them in a healthy way has become very important. While there are various methods and techniques that you can employ to address persistent anxiety and stress, EFT Tapping, or the Emotional Freedom Technique has proven to be highly effective. Read on to learn how this powerful mind body technique can be used to better manage your stress and anxiety...

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Expat Life

Travel Pros Share Their Best Travel Tips and Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

In this article, I want to share some of my best travel tips, and I also asked some of Twitter's Travel Bloggers (and obvious pros) for their best tips and also to share some of their rookie mistakes as well. We all made the mistakes so you don't have to!

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Personal Growth

5 Tricks to Stop Sabotaging Yourself with Procrastination

Do you find yourself struggling with procrastination and putting things off until the last minute? Do you know what your emotional blocks or your resistance to completing the task? In this article, we will look at 5 helpful tricks to stop sabotaging yourself with procrastination so you can be productive.

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Expat Life

How to Plan Your Holiday to the Mesmerizing Beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Have you ever thought about planning a beach holiday to the mesmerizing beaches of Africa? Zanzibar, Tanzania is right on the Indian Ocean and a beautiful place to start. It's a warm, vibrant, friendly place with incredible beaches and affordable prices. If you're not sure how to get started, read on to learn how to start planning your Zanzibar beach holiday here..

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Expat Life

How Life Coaches Help Expat and Digital Nomad Men Live Their Best Lives Abroad

In a world abroad where it can be hard to balance goals, work/life balance, stress and emotional management with responsibilities that are continuously evolving, it isn’t surprising that many expat men are finding it more difficult attain their goals in every area abroad. For many, a life coach can help men find their direction and make positive changes to improve their lives and manage the challenges of living abroad.

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Health

Top Helpful Youtube Videos for Sleep to Shut Off Your Brain at Bedtime

Do you struggle to shut down your brain at night due to anxiety or maybe a stressful situation? Here's a collection of some of the Youtube videos I think can be helpful for relaxing and winding down before bed. I included sleep hypnosis, meditations, and EFT tapping.

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Life coaching

Why You Need to Spring Clean Your Life & Mindset in 2022

"Spring-cleaning" is a pretty popular concept that's been around forever. In fact, I'm guessing that you probably already do a thorough cleaning of your home to get rid of what you don't need and make room for the new - but have you ever thought about applying the same idea to your life? Read on to learn 10 ways get a kick-start on changing your life & mindset this spring!

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Expat Life

7 Helpful Tips for Women Who Want to Travel Solo (based on 25 years of experience)

Traveling alone can be one of the most wonderful and empowering experiences a woman can have. I started traveling alone 24 years ago and have never looked back. While I also love traveling others I have learned more about myself, my strength, and the world through the wonderful adventure of heading off alone into a foreign land. Here are 7 helpful tips for women who want to travel solo..

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Personal Growth

How the 5 Love Languages Can Help Your Relationship

Do you sometimes feel like the way you show love to your partner isn’t always felt appreciated as much as you’d hoped? Are there things you wish your partner would do more of to make you feel loved and valued? Do you sometimes feel resentful because you don't feel your partner shows love the way that you would want? By knowing what these 5 love languages are, you’ll know how to best show your partner you love them in a way they’ll appreciate...

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EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT Tapping & its Life-Changing Importance For Your Emotional Health

How's your emotional health? When you're anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, or have that mean little negative voice inside of you, are you able to emotionally regulate yourself? Many people have this difficulty in the moment or before certain situations or events or perhaps around certain people. Learn about the Emotional Freedom Technique and how EFT Tapping can be help you manage your emotional health better...

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Personal Growth

9 Ways to Boost your Personal Growth Anyway While Stuck at Home

So whether you're indoor this winter due to restrictions, or maybe things are still closed where you are, or you're recovering from COVID but still stuck at home, here are some ways you can still make the best use of your time by focusing on your personal growth with small improvements even when it feels like there's nothing to do but binge -watch Netflix.

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Personal Growth

10 Tough Life Lessons I Would Have Told 20-Year-Old Me (PART 1)

Do you have any advice or life lessons that you would have taught your 20-year-old self? I made a list of 10 life lessons that I know now at 44 that I would have loved for someone to tell me. The older you get, the wiser you get and hindsight is always 20-20. Read on to see some of the things I've learned over the years.

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Life coaching

The Dangers of Comparison and What to do About it

We've all done it: looked around and seen other people's lives and wondering if we're coming up short. In fact, comparison is one of the most practiced and at the same time unfortunately destructive activities when it comes to our happiness and fulfillment. Why? Because comparison is a game we can never really win and it makes us discount our own wins and accomplishments and feel inferior when we believe that what we don't have in comparison to our friends, co-workers and acquaintances makes us somehow less in life. Read on to learn what you can do to avoid falling into this trap..

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EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

4 Helpful Ways to Start Boosting Your Inner Confidence

How's your confidence? I've doing personal growth for myself for over a decade and I've also coached many people, and the biggest thing I've found both in my personal life and also in the case of my clients is that inner confidence is the key to making it all work. Because when you trust yourself, you claim your space in the world, and you feel empowered to go out and create the life that you want. Here are 4 Helpful Ways to Start Boosting Your Inner Confidence Today...

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Personal Growth

4 Ways to Stop Letting People Walk Through Your Mind with Their 'Dirty Feet'

Once you understand and accept that you are the only one responsible for your mood, you can control your own mindset and not the world around you. Remember, you can’t control what other people say or do but you can control how you react to it and that’s your power! If you often get hurt and stressed out by what people might say or think of you, this is the post you need to read!

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Personal Growth

10 Tips for Building Mental Resilience in 2022 from a Life Coach

The last two years have tested our patience, resilience, maybe even our sanity. The good news is that the only thing we really have charge of is our mindset and how it affects the outcomes of our lives and what we do with it. We can also learn to use some of our resources, using various tools to build our mental resilience to control the way we deal with situations and become stronger.

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Personal Growth

Top challenges when living abroad & how life coaching & EFT tapping help

Planning to move abroad or have you already created a life in another country? There are many challenges to be aware of that might not be so obvious. What do you do when those problems and challenges arise? How life coaching & EFT tapping can help. Read on to learn more..

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Expat Life

Top 5 Reasons Albania is My Budget Travel Beach Paradise

Albania is one of the most wonderful places I've ever visited, and they have some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Read on to learn about this unique, fascinating country that's truly off the beaten path. If you're one to take the road less traveled, this could be your beach paradise.

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Expat Life

EFT tapping: Why the Emotional Freedom Technique is a Valuable Tool for Expat Emotional Health

Living abroad as an expat can be a life-changing, amazing experience. It can be filled with wonder and awe, travel and living in exotic countries, new job opportunities, cultures and people. However, just like life anywhere, expat life brings with it its own set of challenges. EFT tapping is an excellent tool to manage emotions, beliefs, and your mental health.

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Life coaching

What are Your Basic Emotional Needs and How Can You Fulfill Them?

As humans, we have emotional needs. That might sound pretty straight forward but a lot of times we aren't really aware of what ours are. When we understand our emotional needs, can communicate them, and also figure out how to get these needs met (either alone or with other people), we have a better sense of contentment in our lives. In this article, I want to discuss some of the basic needs are and let you see where these show up in your life ....

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Expat Life

How Expat Life Changed My Ideas of Thanksgiving and the Meaning of ‘Home’

One of the sometimes more difficult aspects of living in another country is that you want to recreate holidays the surrounding culture doesn’t celebrate. Somehow, the ideas of your childhood holidays become more important when you live abroad many years. My idea today of Thanksgiving is simple: gather friends or family, eat turkey, drink good wine, and spend time together. Here's how the meaning of Thanksgiving changed for me as an expat.

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Personal Growth

How to Maintain Your Sanity & Self Care Over the Holidays

When it comes to holidays, having time off with family can be wonderful, but typically, family gatherings can also be a time of stress for many of us. It's important to create time for yourself to manage your self-care so that you're in a good place to interact with everyone. Here are some tips that can help you maintain your sanity and self-care over the holidays.

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Personal Growth

What's the Deal with Limiting Beliefs? Here's Everything You Need To Know..

Are you aware of some of the ways you sabotage or hold yourself back? Procrastination? Feeling you're not good enough? We all have helpful and unhelpful beliefs in our lives that affect the way we show up in situations, with people, and in life. Read on to understand what limiting beliefs are and where they come from...

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Personal Growth

5 Powerful Tips To Help Manage Everyday Stress

Many of us struggle with anxiety, others of us lead stressful lives where we're juggling responsibilities with work, family, social obligations, bills, and all the issues that come along with those everyday situations. This is exactly why we must be able to prepare ourselves better for stressful situations, “release” our stress as it presents itself, and try not to let concerns from the previous day or days interfere with our present and tomorrow. Here are 5 Stress busting tips.

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Personal Growth

Antagonist Ego - are YOU in control or is your ego calling the shots?

Though ego is indeed a part of our personalities, sometimes it can acts as our enemy. Sometimes, your own ego can sabotage you and be what's stopping you from getting the life you want. If we don't have enough self-awareness, we can often find ourselves in situations where we've lost control in our responses because the ego has taken over...

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Personal Growth

9 Ways To Identify & Tackle Your Fears

Life is not about the absence or elimination of fears, but the mental and emotional resilience to take risks and leaving comfort zones so you can move forward in life with confidence. Read on to learn how to assess your fears so you can make decisions despite them.

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3 Ways to Find & Carry Out Your Life's Purpose

What are you here to do? These are the kinds of questions that leave many people scratching their heads or just frustrated. Let's discuss the process of finding the best ways to explore your feelings in various paths that are available to you or that you create.

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Life coaching

What is EFT tapping & how does it work?

What is EFT Tapping? The Emotional Freedom Technique uses tapping on energy points (like acupuncture) to release negative blocks of emotion for limiting beliefs, stress, releasing negative emotions and blocks. Sound interesting? Read on to learn more..

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Personal Growth

Why Self-Awareness Should be the 1st Step in Your Personal Growth Journey

‘Self awareness’ in the context of our professional and personal lives is becoming more important if we want to show up the best possible way. Even though we’re told that we should have it and our lives will be better if we do, do we really understand what it means?

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Expat Life

How to travel alone after a breakup: 5 tips to plan your trip better

So you just got out of a relationship. You aren’t sure how to put your emotions in order again and how to cope with the pain and confusion. For those of us who really love travel, it can be the key to healing and moving forward.

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Life coaching

10 Fabulous Ways Life Coaching Can Help You

Life coaching has moved online and become way more accessible to people of all incomes who want to improve their lives. There seems to be a lot of confusion these days about what a life coach does and whether you should hire a life coach - so here are 10 ways life coaching can help you:

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Life coaching

What Life Coaching is (& isn't) and how does it work?

There are a lot of misunderstandings about what life coaching is and isn't. Let's explain how it works and what to expect, so you can see if it's right for you.

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Expat Life

6 Kickass Benefits of Expat Life

I'm American. But somehow, I never fit in there. Maybe it's because I grew up in Minnesota and not NYC, but I always knew there was something I was looking for in life and also knew I wasn't going to find it in Minnesota. Over the last 20 years, I have worked, lived, or studied in 7 different countries (Argentina, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, UK, USA) and been fortunate enough to call them my home. I wanted to compile a list of the 5 kick ass benefits of being an expat abroad.

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