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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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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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