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The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

Ah, the holiday season! That magical time of year when you leave behind your life in Barcelona and head back to your country of origin. It’s a whirlwind of reunions, nostalgia, and the sweet (and sometimes overwhelming) chaos of trying to see everyone and do everything in

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Preparing for Family and Friend Visitors in Barcelona: Coping Strategies and Setting Boundaries

Preparing for Family and Friend Visitors in Barcelona: Coping Strategies and Setting Boundaries

Living in Barcelona as an expatriate is a unique and enriching experience. The city’s vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and Mediterranean charm make it an attractive destination not just for you but also for your friends, family, second cousins or acquaintances from many moons ago (everyone loves Barcelona)!

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Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

  Moving to a new country is a thrilling adventure, brimming with opportunities and challenges. For those who have relocated to Catalunya, the question of language often becomes a central focus. Catalunya’s unique bilingual landscape—where both Spanish and Catalan hold significant roles—can leave newcomers feeling overwhelmed. Disregarding

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Navigating the Intricacies of Managing In-Laws in Intercultural Relationships in Spain

Navigating the Intricacies of Managing In-Laws in Intercultural Relationships in Spain

  Intercultural relationships bring a myriad of challenges and rewards, and one common area that can significantly impact the dynamics of these relationships is managing relationships with in-laws in the foreign culture.  This blog post delves into the cultural impacts of Spain as a family-oriented culture for

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Celebrating Pride 2024: Queer and LGBTIQ+ Resources for English-Speaking Internationals in Barcelona

Celebrating Pride 2024: Queer and LGBTIQ+ Resources for English-Speaking Internationals in Barcelona

Pride Month, celebrated every June, holds immense significance for the LGBTIQ+ community worldwide. It is a time to honour the history, achievements, and ongoing struggles of the queer community.  Pride Month serves as a reminder of the importance of visibility, acceptance, and equality, fostering a sense of

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How Exercise Transformed My Mental Health: Insights and Tips by a Women’s Personal Trainer

How Exercise Transformed My Mental Health: Insights and Tips by a Women's Personal Trainer

Did you know that exercise can significantly improve mental health? In this article, we’ll delve into some research on the topic, but first, let’s start with a personal perspective. Vanesa Nicolosi, a dedicated Women’s Personal Trainer, shares her journey with exercise and its profound impact on her

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Do You Need to Learn the Local Languages to Belong in Barcelona?

Do You Need to Learn the Local Languages to Belong in Barcelona?

https://youtu.be/UHV2WvouznM   Living abroad as an expat in Spain can be an exhilarating experience, filled with cultural immersion, adventure, and personal growth. However, when faced with the challenging reality of language barriers the real pain points arise for many expats. We start to wonder, how can I

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Navigating Language Barriers and Foreign Language Anxiety: A Neuroscience-Informed Guide for Expats

Navigating Language Barriers and Foreign Language Anxiety: A Neuroscience-Informed Guide for Expats

Speaking a new language can be daunting, but there are effective ways to manage this anxiety. In this post Leigh Matthews, Australian Registered Psychologist and Director of Therapy in Barcelona dives into three practical tips, backed by neuroscience, to help you navigate this journey with confidence. Among the challenges

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Being an Expat Woman: Navigating the Challenges and Embracing the Triumphs

Being an Expat Woman: Navigating the Challenges and Embracing the Triumphs

Embarking on an expat journey can be a profoundly transformative experience, especially for women. It’s a path that blends the excitement of exploring new horizons with the complexity of adapting to unfamiliar environments. In this article, Leigh Matthews, Aussie Psychologist and Founder of Therapy in Barcelona delves

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Couples Therapy: Strengthening Relationships Abroad – A Comprehensive Guide for Expats

Couples Therapy: Strengthening Relationships Abroad – A Comprehensive Guide for Expats

Living abroad presents a unique set of challenges, especially for couples. Adapting to new cultures, managing long-distance family relations, and handling the stress of relocation can strain even the strongest of bonds. This article by Founder and Director of Therapy in Barcelona, Leigh Matthews, delves into the

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