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Wellbeing, personal growth, relationships, communication, parenting, culture, global mobility seen through the lens of life with a partner who is away a lot.

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Using Set Questions

Reconnecting with your partner after they have been away for work is one of the biggest challenges of the expat life and business travel. I have been faced with it in my own life with my husband, as well as it being a recurring topic in coaching classes and interviews. How can you ease the…
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What is Coaching

‘Coaching is architecture, therapy is archaeology’. I love that analogy because coaching is about moving forward and living life by design. During a coaching session, I will: Ask you questions on your life, what frustrates you, what you would like to change. Listen intently and give you permission to speak freely. Challenge, mirror, explore what…
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What is Solo Parenting

Solo Parenting is the closest word I’ve found to describe a family set-up where one parent spends the day to day with the children and the other parent is away for work. It differs from single parenting because in the case of solo parenting, both parents are still in a relationship with each other. A…
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My kids won’t say more than ‘hello’ to me on the phone

What travelling parent hasn’t struggled to get their kids to say more than a few words to them on the phone ? You ask them a question and they walk away, seemingly more interested in the dog playing in the garden than the fact that you have been gone for weeks and miss them. I…
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Your Future Self

Updated: Jan 24 “Nothing is less productive than making more efficient what should not be done at all” Peter Drucker. Ouch, thought I’d share as food for thought 🙂 I had to read it twice. How often do I try and organise my to do list better when some things shouldn’t even be on it!…
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14 Peaks and Space

What do these two things have in common ? Adventure, risk, husbands going on long, ‘crazy’ trips and wives taking my breath away. I have a million questions for Suchi (@suchipurja). She is the wife of Nepalese Mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja @nimsdai who climbed the 14 8000m summits in 6 months and 6 days. The…
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Thrive as a solo parent when your partner works away.

5 Questions to answer at your own pace to live an intentional life and build family togetherness even when your partner is away a lot for work

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