Coaching for world travelers.

  • Carved Stone Wall
    Coming home,  Traveling,  Well-being

    Home for a Change

    Alla took a long awaiting trip to Minsk the capital of Belarus last month. It was an exciting full of novelty and learning opportunity. She joined a group of other like-minded women, jumped on a long-haul express tour bus, and off they went – to a foreign country for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Nature Sunshine products on the post-Soviet market. What a delicious treat!!!!! New city, happy people, intricately decorated dishes, inspiring music, wild dancing, lights and lots of cheer and sparkle. Two days of joy and delight! She came back home to Ukraine and her life felt upside down. Everything around her seemed wrong. She shared…

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    Parenting

    I Dreaded the Start of the School Year

    I dreaded the beginning of the new school year. Making a small goal to stay aligned and connected the first morning helps change the perception. The motivation is the loved ones. I wanted my son and my husband to start off the right note so I took care of myself first by taking one step at a time with one small goal in mind.

  • Schooling

    Preschool or Homecare for Your Child?

    Looking for a day-care for your child? I was always a nervous mother. This is the way I am most of the time. I thought nobody can take better care of my son than me. I had a horrible time trusting anybody when it came to my child’s care. Coming back to the USA from our overseas assignment our son was just a little bit over 3 years old. The time was coming close to the beginning of the school year and my father in Ukraine started asking me whether I decided against sending our son to the day-care. My husband didn’t mind. He was OK with the idea of…

  • Well-being

    Deer In My Way

    Baby deer came to see me today. It was a young fawn exploring the neighbourhood and I had a privilege to watch him very closely while doing my morning jogging. I saw the spots and admired his gentle beauty. What an encounter. Such a treat!

  • Foreign Language

    Is Having an Accent Good or Bad?

    I love foreign languages and I love people who speak with an accent. Accent is fascinating. It tells about your uniqueness. It brings a charm to your personality and that inspiring mesmerizing enigma, which draws people to you. People with an accent are interesting, attractive and colorful. Next time you hear somebody speaking with an accent, just listen. You might learn something that will change your life forever.

  • Parenting

    Love Yourself To Love Your Child

    The beginning of the school year is just in a few weeks and I get stressed already. The heavy feeling of overwhelm started to deter my attention from enjoying the warmth of the summer days and coolness of the evenings; the cheerful chirping of the growing wild turkeys roaming through our yard and freshness of the memories of the recent visit to the ocean shores. Why don’t I just stay calm and content and trust that everything is fine and life is just moving on. Oh, no, this would be not my way. I must be pro-active; I must have registration packet filled in and be the first on that…

  • Well-being

    64 oz of Water

    Hey, how much water do you drink during your normal day? Or maybe, I should ask do you drink water at all? I mean do you drink plain real water – the water without colours, sweeteners, flavors.  How weird it is, right? “Of course, I drink water” – some would answer. “What a stupid question!!!!” “Why are you asking this question? I drink water when I am thirsty”. Others would respond. Well, the thing is I just watched a video about 30-day water challenge and it inspired me to think about water again. I do know that our bodies are composed of 95% water. I do know that water is…

  • Education Overseas

    Homeschooling While Traveling

    While Traveling: Consider Homeschooling For Your Children. As the school year is just around the corner there is a lot of excitement happening in the air. The kids are ready to meet their classmates. The parents are ready for the children to finally get back to the established routines and start doing something more productive. We have changed several schools while traveling around the world. Schools are a lot of fun, opportunities for learning and development. Schools are life within life with victories, failures, achievements, frustrations, friendships, discoveries and sometimes disappointments. I would like to speak from my experience as a parent and a teacher. Every time we would move,…

  • Work Overseas

    To Work or Not To Work

    When you come to a foreign country finding a job might be a challenging task. It all depends on many factors. If you are considering working in your new country, you might also consider why you want to do that. It is one thing when you already have a job that requires you to move overseas. It is a completely different situation when you come to a new country and you decide to find a job there. When in a foreign environment we want jobs for many reasons: make money; create new connections, learn about the culture; feel fulfilled; gain international corporate experience; apply your knowledge; help others; expand and…