Archive for March, 2008

Easter Eggs From the Ukraine

Easter Eggs from the UkraineToday I went to a gathering of the American Women’s Club in Duesseldorf, Germany where Vera Busch gave a lecture and demonstration on: hand painted and dyed traditional Easter eggs from the Ukraine called “Pysanky”. I learned all about the method used to make them, and also a bit about the culture of the Ukraine.  I thought it might be boring but it was fascinating.  Each region of the Ukraine has it’s own geometric motifs and people have been decorating the eggs this way for hundreds of years. It takes about 6 hours to make just one egg. In the room sitting next to me were women of all different ages, from all parts of the world: Tunesia, China, USA, Germany, Japan, and Korea. I thought for a moment how special it was to be all together learning about the culture of another country. Talk about Cross-Cultural-Communication!

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The Ocean Near Laguna Beach

I’m so over winter in Germany! I put up this picture of the Pacific Ocean where I’d love to be right this minute. It’s a picture from our vacation last summer. Ocean Near Laguna Beach

Change Your Perspective Change Your Reality

Today I heard a podcast with Neal Donald Walsh and Debbie Ford. He talked about how an awareness and understanding of our perspectives can help us to be at peace even in times of high stress when life throws us a curve ball. He said that our perspective creates our perception, our perceptions creates our beliefs, our beliefs create our behaviors, our behaviors create our present reality and then coming full circle, our present reality creates our next perspective. 

Written For Me! A Multi Media Course on Blogging

I’m evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they’re letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it’s still free.

Working on Final Paper and Declaring my Niche

I’ve been writing my paper on group coaching and group therapy. Group coaching is a trend and lot’s of coaches are offering it and I wanted to find out more about it so I’m doing research on it. I’m also taking a class called “Group Coaching Essentials” so I learn first hand what it’s all about. More later…The other thing I’ve decided is that I want to work with the wives of executives that are displaced. What I mean is: when an executive or manager has an overseas assignment, usually he brings his wife and family with him . Usually these women are left alone to deal with all of the needs and issues that the family has without any support. Issues like culture shock and isolation are common. When the wives aren’t happy, often the overseas assignment has to be cut short and the family returns home. This costs companies lots of money. I am aware of most of the pitfalls of living in Germany because I’ve successfully built a life here as an expat. I know I could be of service to this group of people. 


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