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Should-ing Ourselves

Should-ing Ourselves Should-ing Ourselves Recognizing the lies and jumping off the rabbit trail to nowhere. How’s your week? Mine feels like a bit of whiplash. You see this week in
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Not Broken

Not Broken Not Broken Releasing the “broken” lie we tell ourselves How is that New Years resolution going? As we know and have probably walked ourselves, most people have given
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Mentors You NEED

Mentors You NEED Mentors You NEED Learning from others and allowing them to mentor through the written word One of the most wonderful things I learned a few years back:
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Navigating with Difficult People

Navigating with Difficult People Navigating with Difficult People Do I  Stay or do I  Go now… In Relocation we work with people who jive with us and many who do
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Don’t Miss What’s possible

Don’t Miss What’s possible Don’t Miss What’s possible When the world is your oyster With Relocation can do anything!  You can create a new life and redesign it to whatever
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Overwhelm…out of my control

Overwhelm Out of My Control Overwhelm ~ Out of My Control What it is…What it isn’t…and How to step out of it! Overwhelm seems to sneak up on us, catching
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Power of Purpose…lost without

Power of purpose…unless lost Power of Purpose…unless lost Finding within ourselves what we may not know is there. What is your purpose?  For many of us, we think of it
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I did not know I needed help…until I did

I didn’t know I needed help…until I did I didn’t know I needed help…until I did. Recognizing our need for help in relocation, before we end up on the floor.
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Using Creativity to Connect

Using Creativity to Connect Using Creativity to Connect Exploring what we may not have considered… How connected do you feel this year….right now?  If like me, limiting contact is the
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What are my options…NOW?

what are my options…now? What are my options…NOW? With so much of life suspended or gone…what is left to do? It’s been a L-O-N-G year.  Yes I know I am
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Intentional Transformation

Intentional Transformation Intentional Transformation Moving from wondering…”How did I get here?” to “This is where I am going and who I will be” One of the biggest transformation for me
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Holidays…All or nothing?

Holidays…All or Nothing Holidays.  All or nothing… in 2020 The 2020 American Holiday season.  We were briefly introduced to the holiday changes on Halloween.  There was so much talk about
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Life on Purpose

Life on Purpose Life on Purpose As adults we all think we live our life on purpose.  We make conscious decisions as to what is in and what doesn’t make
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Sneaky Relocation Grief

Sneaky Relocation Grief Sneaky Relocation Grief Grief is the last thing most of us expect in relocation.  The kids are looking forward to making new friends.  The paycheck bump is
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Will Work for Friends

Where is Home Will Work for Friends Will Work for Friends “Will Work for Friends” was a tongue and cheek article from 20 years ago in the Minneapolis St. Paul
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Where is Home?

Where is Home Where is Home? In the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Diane Lane plays a 30 something recently divorced woman who is moving out of her house.  When
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Signs of Struggle in Relocation

Signs of Struggle in Relocation Typically, signs of struggle cannot be seen in the first month of relocation.  We are productive beyond our comprehension with planning, managing and settling our
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Resilience and Relocation – Build it and Utilize it

Resilience in Relocation We need it…but what is it?? Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape;
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Three Steps to Building Community

Three Steps to Building Community Three Steps to Building Community Building your community truly consists of 3 simple steps. Simple to understand steps.  Doing what you LOVE Dating the community
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Relocation – The Whos, The Void and The Friend

Every time I relocated, it is like I have been making it up as I go.  I go along following the latest article or “squirrel” that crosses my path.  And
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Tool to Make Better Relocation Decisions

Tools to Make Better Relocation Decisions These tools to make better relocation decisions, are not relocation standard. Assessments, Relocation and Better Decisions. Many of us took personal assessments before we
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#1 Problem in Relocation

#1 Problem in Relocation The #1 problem in relocation affects every facet of relocation.  Who we hire, the school choice, timing, overcoming surprises, our emotional state and the quality of
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Educational Continuity and the Right School

Educational Continuity… and the “Right School” All the Same?? Across the US, K through 12 curriculums are relatively the same, right?  No. No they are not.  You can move from
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Vital Tips for Choosing the Right School

The RIGHT School? What Actually Matters? This question causes parents sleepless nights.  For many of us, relocation gave us the first opportunity to choose our child’s school.  Many times, especially
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3 Secret Benefits of Relocation

3 Secret Benefits of Relocation Want to know the 3 secrets of relocation?  The ones few talk about?  In relocation, there are so many things we do not talk about. 
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What is Relocation Coaching

So, what is Relocation Coaching? Relocation coaching is using the best tools and resources available and a guide who went before you, to create a relocation that serves your family.
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How Much Real Estate Agents Get Paid

How Much Real Estate Agents Get Paid Wondering about how much real estate agents get paid when signing a listing agreement with a 6 or 7% commission attached? I have.
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The Right Real Estate Agent

The Right Real Estate Agent The Right Real Estate Agent.  Whether you are selling or buying real estate, the first relocation idea is to call a real estate agent.  But
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Packing up and Too Much Stuff

Today I received my daily dose of happiness from author Gretchen Rubin.  In it she included this quote: “Yet occasionally we discover in the folds of an old handkerchief a
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Arriving Relocation Week One

Relocation Arrival Week Arriving in the new community excites even the calmest of people.  Everything is new and there is so much possibility in the air.  Anything could happen.  And
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Feed Your Passion

Feeding your Passions after relocation can feel impossible.  Your passion is part of a group or activity, a thousand miles away and the local area doesn’t have that type of
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Relocation Overwhelm

Relocation Overwhelm is the relocation surprise that occurs somewhere between closing and the end of the 1st move in month. Relocation Overwhelm is a stealthy adversary that does not present
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Know Thyself

In Relocation, to Know Thyself is to expedite relocation.  In many of these blogs I talk about knowing who in order to you make good decision the first time.  Here
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Stop Reacting…know before IT happens

What do I do?!?  What do I do?@!?? That’s the feared question.  In those times when the truly unexpected has appeared, I am gob smacked!  How do I stop reaction
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Home

How is home more than 4 walls? We find out every time we move. Home exists only with us as part of the equation.
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Connecting after Relocation

Learn how to connect and Find friends after relocation.
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My interests, My community

Creating your own community group allows you to do what you love while meeting people who share your enthusiasm and passion. Here are a few simple steps and friendly communities to plant your group in.
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#7 Relo Challenge The NEW Normal

The New Normal.  What is that? So many changes & so many differences, normal after relocation can seem unattainable. Interestingly, our brains are always looking to create normal through  shortcuts.
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#6 Relo Challenge What to Do

Relocating, boxes and what to do?  It is time to do something normal, something that is not relocation work.  Life has been on hold for a month or more.  It
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#5 Relo Challenge Cultural Differences

Cultural differences, cliques in school, are in every cafeteria. The smart people sit over there.  The pretty people sit there. The footballers in the middle gregariously demanding all the attention.
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#4 Relo Challenge Support Systems

Support Systems are one of the most overlooked problems in Relocation. Most who move are self-starters, people who just get things done.  Because of this we do not always recognize
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#3 Relocation Challenge–Navigating My New Community

Navigating. I use GPS! Navigating an Abandoned Road Elderly man drives into Sand Pile Girl drives down boat path into lake Limo Driver follows GPS down a flight of stairs
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#2 Relocation Challenge Emergency Plans

EMERGENCIES STRIKE!!!   Emergency plans are LOW on relocation priorities. With so many urgent decisions and activities, emergency planning doesn’t occur to any of us. But then IT HAPPENS! A
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Top 7 Relocation Challenges

The same 7 Relocation Challenges, every time.  These will test your resolve and question your decision to accept a relocation ~ at some point. Knowing and identifying these 7 challenges
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#1 Relocation Challenge Who to Call

Relocation week one!  The kids are sick.  The washer is missing a part. The water is still not on.  School starts Monday.  And oh by the way you need to
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RELOCATION: Who To Call

Relocation erases your call list After moving in, not having someone to call for advice or a referral is the first thing you realize you don’t have. Something has broken,
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RELOCATION: Holidays away from home

After relocation, the first holidays away from home will be the most challenging.  Both awkward and isolating, they are filled with the reminder that, “You are no longer in Kansas,
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RELOCATION: Building a Personal Support System

Building a personal support system after relocation is KEY to adapting, creating a sense of community and finding your place.  It provides the connections, information and daily expectations. Personal Support
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RELOCATION: How to Connect Easily

Finding a repeatable and yet easy way to connect is the key to a successful relocation. Why? Because it’s the connections that make relocation work. WHO ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH?
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RELOCATION: Discovering who YOU are!

“REALLY?  Who am I?  Seems like a vague question in the face of moving companies, realtors, new schools and house hunts. I don’t have time for that. What does “Who
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