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A New Day: A New Chance

We’ve entered a new calendar year. Fixing our eyes forward, I’m wanting to share with you some inspiring words of wisdom to enter 2018 with a different mindset, a different perspective, and perhaps with more grit and creativity. New Year’s resolutions, goal setting, and good intentions are on almost everyone’s minds. We know that the […]

Holiday Needs in Your Time of Need

For many of us, the holidays, which are fast approaching, are a stressful time. Holiday stress manifests itself in a multitude of symptoms due to a variety of causes. Here is a tip that can help you celebrate the coming days in full holiday cheer: behind any one of your energy draining stressors, lies one […]

The Focus on Stress in the Workplace

Mid-November 2017, many Dutch organizations participated in the Week of Work Stress, dedicated to raising awareness on this topic. It appears that much needs to be done to better equip employees in responding to stressful challenges. According to TNO, stress is the number one organizational sickness. They also report that 36% of absenteeism in the […]

It’s all about resiliency: Communication

First published by I am Expat 13 March 2013 The problem Have you ever been guilty of reading someone’s mind, assuming you know what the other person means? Have you created fiction for yourself from something you heard someone say? Have you jumped in, offering your two cents worth, not knowing the whole story and […]

Recovery + Renewal = Resiliency

(Image by What would happen if you were to take your car on the highway, press the gas pedal to the floor and drive without slowing or stopping? I think we could make a safe bet that sooner or later, your car would run out of gas…at worst, you could possibly damage the engine. […]