Tag: life planning

  • Volunteerism: Getting Active to Settle In
    Volunteerism: Getting Active to Settle In

      Transitioning to becoming a stay-at-home spouse in a foreign country can be isolating. Former BAMBI News Editor, Ema Naito reflects on how volunteering for BAMBI helped her step out of her comfort zone and gave her the skills to reinvent her career.   By Ema Naito-Bhakdi   You’re living in a foreign country because […]

  • Discovering a New Me: My Struggles During Seven Years of Life Abroad キャリアを手放して、新しく見つけたもの 〜私の7年間の海外帯同生活〜
    Discovering a New Me: My Struggles During Seven Years of Life Abroad キャリアを手放して、新しく見つけたもの 〜私の7年間の海外帯同生活〜

    Moving overseas to accompany a spouse can feel like a “career blank” for many professional women, but their experiences of finding a new path always encourage us. Here is another story by Kanako Okubo about how she discovered a new “self” after years of challenges.   By Kanako Okubo / Translated by Hanae Matsumura[日本語記事へ]   […]

  • Helping Children Transition to New Environments
    Helping Children Transition to New Environments

    Transitions into new environments are challenging for adults and children alike. Experienced international educator Karen O’Neill shares tips for parents to support their children through transitions.   By Karen O’Neill   How do we support and prepare our children to leave the comfort and security of their parents, caregivers, and home environment to start early […]

  • Is Your Health Insurance Coverage Enough?
    Is Your Health Insurance Coverage Enough?

    The recent pandemic has prompted many people to think about health insurance. While many employers offer insurance coverage for employees and their families, we should take the time to understand exactly what is covered. Here are some tips about reviewing your current insurance coverage and what to consider if you require additional coverage for your […]

  • How to Stay Connected with Long-Distance Family
    How to Stay Connected with Long-Distance Family

    A downside of living far from your loved ones is that it can be hard to maintain a strong bond. However, with a little effort and these ideas from Sally Flint, you won’t feel as distant from your family even though you live far away. By Sally Flint   From wonderful international school education opportunities […]

  • 9 Tips to Realize Your Goals in 2020
    9 Tips to Realize Your Goals in 2020

    Every year, many of us fail to accomplish our first of January resolutions. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Coach and leadership trainer Claudia Gomes shares nine tips to help you reach your goals in 2020. By Claudia Gomes I always liked the idea of New Year, a new cycle, new beginnings. But […]