Be Yourself

It’s corny and you’ve heard it a million times before, but when you are adapting to new customs, new people, and new work, I have found this very important. Sometimes we don’t realize when we are not being genuinely ourselves. We get energy and happiness from being fully ourselves. Since arriving in Germany, I’ve reined... Continue Reading →

The Rulebook

In the coaching certification process, we try out all the tools and techniques on ourselves and other coaches, before using them with clients. One tool we experimented with is called “The Rulebook.” Inside this small booklet are twenty blank pages each entitled with “Rule” at the top of the page. The idea is that we... Continue Reading →


What is perfect anyway? People throw this word around constantly, talking about the perfect day or perfect shoes, in a way that many people feel takes the meaning out of the word. Yet even used whimsically, it indicates when something feels just right in that moment. It may not seem perfect to anyone else, but... Continue Reading →


Last week I briefly mentioned the mindset of scarcity: that is when we are convinced we don’t have enough of something. This puts us on defense: we worry, we are suspicious of being cheated, or we rush because we believe we don’t enough time. It’s easy to focus on what is lacking, since we all... Continue Reading →

Looking for Something Else?

As a recently transplanted Expat, you don’t yet have a familiar routine. You don’t yet have a favorite café where you’re a familiar face. You don’t know the quickest way to get to town. And you don’t know where to look for work or for pre-packaged friends. In one moment it can feel like the... Continue Reading →

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