The place we call home

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Working overseas opens you up to change. You see new ways of doing things. You experience a new culture. You try a new language. For the time we are there, we call it home. That is, until we move to the next one. In this flexible lifestyle, what do we call home?

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Life as a series of endings and beginnings

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Photo by ZHU GUOYONG on Unsplash.com

The snow in Hirafu is melting. Green is peeping through the spongey, sodden earth. There are signs of bamboo shoots, dripping roofs and new birds in the trees. It is spring and these are the signs of another ski season ending. Not all endings are so obvious.

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Friday food treat: Shabu shabu

Source: https://hubjapan.io/articles/top-10-tokyo-shabu-shabu-shops-that-make-you-want-more

Source: https://hubjapan.io/articles/top-10-tokyo-shabu-shabu-shops-that-make-you-want-more

Shabu shabu is Japanese hotpot. “Shabu shabu” or “swish swish” is the sound you hear as the meat in this dish is cooked in a boiling pot of broth. 

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12 mental resources that make us resilient

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Photo by Andrei Dumitrescu on Unsplash.com

At school it was suggested to me that there were three basic needs: food, clothing and shelter. Now, people express them differently.  Rick Hanson (psychologist, author), says the three basic human needs are safety, satisfaction and connection.  Hanson links these and suggests it is our mental resources that aid in our survival. 

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