Here are all my blog posts, so have a look through to see what there is and what is helpful!

why use the enneagram Why use the enneagram? I use the enneagram as a self-awareness tool in my coaching. Find out what it is and how it can be helpful in your self-development
repatriation with children - culture curve Repatriating with children Repatriating with children brings a new dimension to going home. Find advice for helping them adjust in this blog post.
returning during the pandemic - stay home Returning during the pandemic and grief Re-entry is tough at any time, but returning during the Covid-19 pandemic is all the more tricky for a number of reasons. As things start to open up again (I…
coping in strange times 2 - gratitude Coping in strange times #2 My last blog covered some of the basics of coping in these strange times we're in: looking after ourselves, the importance of touch, imagining the future whilst also remaining fully…
coping in strange times - lockdown Coping in strange times The lock-down continues. How are you coping in these strange and different times? Are you in your host country, unable to go out and work? Or maybe you've been repatriated…
hope and Covid-19 Hope and Covid-19 It's taken me ages to work out how to start this article. Covid-19 is provoking so much change across the globe. There is much hardship, loss, pain and suffering. And…
covid and reentry Covid-19 and reentry Who would have thought 2020 would start like this? Life re-defined as never before. Change happening so fast that you turn off your TV / phone and you're out of…
Decluttering De-cluttering We've just gone through practically the whole house, including the loft, getting rid of things we don't want or need any more. We didn't intend to do the whole lot…
re-entry seasons - spring Re-entry seasons The recent demonstrations from Extinction Rebellion have been quite a talking point in our house this year. My husband took part in the big one in London in April, but…
resettlement coaching - seedling in hands Resettlement coaching Several people have asked me lately about what I do to help people adjust to their home country. Or they weren't clear that it is something I do. So I…
finishing well Finishing Well It's that time of year when many people are packing up, saying their goodbyes and leaving for other pastures. Whether moving on to a new assignment or returning to your…
films and re-entry Films and Re-entry I'm always fascinated when I find films that portray re-entry or relocation in some sort of way. Have you ever watched something then realised that the film-maker has nailed it?…
endings - signpost dead end Endings One of the key things about transition is that it involves an ending. That's what sets it all off. William Bridges defines the stages in his book The Way of…
debriefing Debriefing Have you ever tried to talk to someone about your overseas experience and been met with a blank look, or the glazed-eye-expression? Or found that someone immediately moves the conversation…
time to experiment - treehouse Time to experiment Transitions happen at various times in our lives. Relocation, retirement, parenthood, feeling stuck in our career, .. there are many things that lead to transition. And re-entry is one of…
New year's resolutions - candle New year’s resolutions I read recently (thanks Jerry Jones) that only 8% of people reach their new year's resolutions. Eight percent!! That's hardly any! But wait - that number changes to 65% if…
Christmas meal Christmas adventures and experiments To be honest, I'm finding thinking about Christmas a little overwhelming this year. I've always found it a little tricky. To add to the chaos, I'm adding in trying to use…
reframe your re-entry - end of train track Reframe your re-entry What do you think of when you hear the word "re-entry"? What does it signal to you? The end of an adventure? A new beginning? Something you don't really want…
Motivations - mug do important Motivations Why did you really go abroad? A bit of distance enables reflection on things that we couldn't see at the time. Motivations are always mixed, no matter how pure we…
After the honeymoon - building a new life After the honeymoon My last blog looked at the honeymoon phase of re-entry. We talked about how to make the most of that time after re-entry when you are feeling buoyant and have…
honeymoon period - journal writing The honeymoon period We pretty much all have training when we go abroad these days. You're taught about the "transition curve" with its three main phases: the initial period of excitement at being…
Revisiting the past How often do we get the opportunity to revisit the past? To see which of our memories are real and which have become twisted over time? Allow me some personal…
painting pictures of egypt Rose-tinted re-entry glasses How often during re-entry do you find yourself mulling over the great things about the country you just left? It has to be better than being in your home country…
resources Expectations How much disappointment, grief, anger, and negative emotions in general in life are caused by foiled expectations? I think it's quite a lot. How does that work in re-entry? Without…
re-entry is exhausting Re-entry is exhausting Let me say that again, just in case you missed it. Re-entry is exhausting! So many of my clients have said to me how tired they are, months after coming…
imagining new adventures Imagining new adventures By this time in February in the UK the snowdrops are out. The daffodils are showing signs of making an appearance. It feels like spring is on its way, even…
festive season Re-entry and the festive season Returning to your home country during the festive season can have many positive sides to it - family times, friends to see, fun traditions to keep, the weather that you…
mindset during re-entry - gentleness Mindset during re-entry We've talked about several practical aspects of re-entry during the last few posts. We've looked at friendships;  talking about your time overseas; making your house your home; and rediscovering your…
getting to know your home country Getting to know your home country You've gone back to your home country. It's where you lived before, right? So why write an article on getting to know your home country? I think that half the…
unpacking the boxes Unpacking the boxes The first weeks back in your home country after living overseas are chaotic. Just like going on a new assignment in the first place. You may need to live with…
sharing your story Sharing your story of your time overseas When so many people seem so uninterested in the life you have just lived,  how do you go about sharing your story of your time abroad? It's a tricky one…
friendships during re-entry Building friendships during re-entry What is it that makes you feel settled? When you've moved before, what has helped? Many things contribute to feeling settled in a location, as you will know from past…
hardest aspects of re-entry The hardest aspects of re-entry It almost goes without saying: everyone has a different experience of re-entry. But perhaps you think that others are handling it better that you are? Maybe you think you are…
Finding support during re-entry It's already been firmly established that re-entry is not the easiest of transitions (understatement). The vast majority of the 200 people who completed our survey faced common issues during re-entry:…
what you told us about your feelings in re-entry - re-entry tree What you told us about your feelings in re-entry I recently carried out a survey with some other re-entry coaches to find out what your struggles are in re-entry. We had over 200 responses!  We looked at the range…