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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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Embracing Biculturalism: The Unexpected Benefits of Being the Odd One Out

Embracing Biculturalism: The Unexpected Benefits of Being the Odd One Out

  Moving to a new country, whether for work, study, or a fresh start, is a transformative experience. For internationals, Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs), this journey often means embracing a life of biculturalism, where we navigate the delicate balance between our

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Volunteering Opportunities in Barcelona, Spain: A Path to Enhancing Expat Mental Health and Community Integration

Volunteering Opportunities in Barcelona, Spain: A Path to Enhancing Expat Mental Health and Community Integration

Living in an unfamiliar city as an international can present unique challenges, including feelings of isolation and a lack of social connections. However, internationals in Barcelona have an incredible opportunity to engage with their new community through volunteering. This reflective article highlights the benefits of volunteering 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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Meet Entre Trámites: Your Partner in the Administrative Complexity

Meet Entre Trámites: Your Partner in the Administrative Complexity

  In a world where Spanish bureaucracy can often be confusing and highly stressful, Entre Trámites emerges as a reliable support.  From the complexities of filing taxes to incorporating a company, they understand that every step in the paperwork can be crucial.  That’s why they are dedicated

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NIE, TIE, CUE and Empadronamiento in Spain: Differences and Conditions

NIE, TIE, CUE and Empadronamiento in Spain: Differences and Conditions

In the complex maze of administrative procedures in Spain, it is crucial to understand the differences between the NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), the TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero), the CUE (Certificado de Usuario de Extranjería) and the empadronamiento in Spain. Each of these documents

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12 Compelling Reasons Internationals and Digital Nomads Should Consider Therapy

12 Compelling Reasons Internationals and Digital Nomads Should Consider Therapy

Let’s start with the Story of Castellers in Catalunya…. In the heart of Catalunya, a powerful tradition unfolds – the building of human towers known as ‘Castells.’ This captivating spectacle, more than just a cultural marvel, encapsulates a profound life lesson. At the base of each tower

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Embracing the Power of Not Belonging: A Journey for Internationals

Embracing the Power of Not Belonging: A Journey for Internationals

As internationals living in a culture distinct from our own, such as the rich and diverse environment of Spain, we often confront complex emotions associated with not quite fitting in. This journey, while challenging, is imbued with unique strengths and invaluable opportunities for growth. Being different offers

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How to make your Spain move as easy as possible

How to make your Spain move as easy as possible

 Alastair Johnson, one half of the power couple behind Moving to Spain explores ways to make your Spain move as easy as possible in this guest post for Therapy in Barcelona. We moved to Spain in 2015 with little planning and preparation. And that cost us time, money,

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