Category Archives: Life coaching

The 5 Whys: How To Make New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

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It is the end of the year, like each year you are starting thinking about your New Year resolutions. You have the same goals that you have failed before but this time, unlike last year, you really want to make … Continue reading

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How To Free Yourself To Grow


  I read this article from the blog “Zen Thinking” :  you only lose what you cling to  and it suggested to me that there is no concept of loss if there’s no act of clinging,  leading to another idea that … Continue reading

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How to breakup with your old self after a major life transition


Significant life transitions, such as moving to a new city or a new country, becoming a parent or retiring, can be exciting, exhilarating and giving you a chance to grow.  Yet transitions, even positive ones, can also be stressful and … Continue reading

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The Opposite Principle


 The Opposite principle is illustrated in an episode of the TV show Seinfeld, when George decides to do the opposite of everything he usually does, because his life sucks. When he begins to do this, his luck changes and everything begins … Continue reading

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5 Ways Your Brain Is Tricking You into Being Miserable


Everyone wants to be happy, but the biggest obstacle to that is the mushy thing inside your skull that you think with. Source: http://www.cracked.com               The brain is designed to put more weight on … Continue reading

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Research on Well-being and Aging: Comparison between U.S. and Japan


We have only begun to look at the evidence, but it appears that different aspects of well-being matter for health in different ways depending on the cultural context where people reside Source: blogs.plos.org   Well-being in the West is formulated … Continue reading

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An expat child has many layers of influence – Your Expat Child


Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory This was mentioned in Rianne Cornelisse’s paper about how expat children adapt when returning home. What is the theory of Bronfenbrenner all about? In this model the child is the centre of its own system. The … Continue reading

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