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Finding joy in being a beginner (plus my 3 top tips on how to be a beginner)

Let’s start this post off with a replay of a conversation I had with someone recently: “I’ve started learning Norweigan”“Why?”“Why not?”“…but why? What use is it to you?”“It’s just for fun. It just sounds like a cool language to learn. It can’t hurt to try.”Silence. In the new world order of remote working and side-hustle …

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It’s good to talk – mental health as an expat with Ettie Jayne from The Alignment Alchemist

Let’s talk about mental health as an expat, shall we? At the beginning of the May on the Move challenge, I knew I wanted to incorporate some collaborations. I’d wanted to do some for a while and this presented the perfect opportunity.  You might have already seen my interview with Simone from Life Inspiration File …

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Saudade: feeling nostalgic for a life I’ve lost.

I won’t lie, I had to Google what Saudade meant. It’s a Portuguese word and according to the millennial’s big book of knowledge, Wikipedia: Wow. Okay. Where do I start? In January 2020, I almost flew back to Britain and left Germany behind indefinitely. After six months of trying so hard, I was still struggling …

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Building an awesome online community as an introvert

How do you build an online community as an introverted expat? Simple answer: you just gotta put yourself out there, baby! As part of this month’s #mayonthemove2021 challenge, hosted by the wonderful Catriona from The Frustrated Nester and Margarita from Diverse in the City, I decided to open up the ‘Community’ prompt to my own …

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5 valuable things I learnt during 100 days of yoga.

On Saturday 10th April 2021, I treated myself to a minimal cue, intermediate/advanced yoga flow. The reason? To celebrate 100 consecutive days of yoga. I wasn’t intending to commit to anything past 30 days. However, with a seemingly never-ending lockdown and a drive to do SOMETHING, I decided to see if I could manage 100 …

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Midweek Mini-Post: you HAVE to check out this AMAZING artist!!

Hi friends. I hope you’re all having a great week so far. I normally upload my blog posts once a week, but I was desperate to share this with you! Meet Natascha Götz: She’s studying Art Education at university and she’s a freelance artist and graphic designer. At 19 years old, she is a powerhouse …