Top tips for staying in touch across the globe

Katia Vlachos is an expat transition coach based in Zurich. She’s focused on supporting families making global moves. Because she is herself a global nomad, I’ve asked Katia to share her top tips for staying in touch with loved ones across the globe. 

Read the full article here. Written for Family Matters Switzerland.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Six surprisingly bike-friendly cities

From the region famous for fast Italian cars to a remote Alaskan town by the forest, the range of communities passionate about cycling as a form of urban transport is varied and often times surprising. Whether they be newcomers, small-scale, steady-improvers or simply flying in the face of stereotype, here are six cities whose commitment to bike-friendliness just may have eluded you.

Read the full article here. Written for Julius Bär.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Urban affairs: Cycling in the city

Life changing is the highly dramatic yet apt way to describe my new love affair with cycling in Zurich. Two years of grappling with an incongruously-awful public transport connection led to the discovery of an electric bike-sharing initiative and culminated in the purchasing of our very own family cargo bike.

Read the full article here. Written for Julius Bär.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women: Belinda Davidson

Belinda Davidson is an international speaker, author and modern mystic. Her approach to healing is as effective as it is simple: if we change our energy, we change our lives. Working with Belinda, you will be empowered to take full ownership of your self-healing and self-transformation. She will be direct, down-to-earth and generous with you. She will hold the space for you to come home to yourself.

Read the full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women: Annie Ridout

As editor-in-chief of The Early HourAnnie Ridout is a conversation-starter. She’s a journalist, editor, blogger, mother and public speaker. Observant and quick-witted, she’s driving forward discussions – both online and offline – about mornings, sleep, family, wellbeing, work-life balance and feminism.

Read the full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women. Bronwyn Riedel

Bronwyn Riedel is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Bauwerk Colour – an amazing range of natural lime paints that are incredible in look and feel, plus environmentally and socially responsible. Her ability to create a mood-invoking and thought-provoking space is second to none. She’s inspired me for close to two decades, ever since Bauwerk Colour opened its first shop in an old bakery between my childhood home and the beach in South Fremantle.

Read the full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women: Erin Telford

Erin Telford truly inspires me. Based in New York, she is a certified Breathwork facilitator and teacher, a licensed acupunturist, a Reiki Master and a herbalist. Her energy is inclusive, honest and empowering. It is also beautiful, feminine and creative. In loving and accepting her whole self – and her whole personal history – she gives others permission to do the same.

Read the full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Coming home: Tess Sadleir

Drinking freshly brewed coffee on the deck outside a 1960's bus called Tiger Jane. Breathing in the misty morning air rising from the surrounding Jarrah and Marri forests. Yoga under a clear blue sky, homemade sourdough bread, nieces and nephews running around. I feel grounded just reading about it.   

Read the full interview here. Part of the Coming Home series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women: Kristin Lohr

Ever followed an Instagram account where you think “OMG this person just gets it”. Well this wise woman runs one of those accounts – the kind whose posts you send to childhood friends at 3AM with no comment (because none is needed). Kristin's also a very experienced coach who never misses a beat in her observations of you. She's one of my go-to people and I can 100% attest to her super sharp perception!

Read the full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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Sarah Davies De Paola
Inspirational women: Kat from The Moon School

Kat from The Moon School offers incredibly thoughtful daily lunar readings. Her magic is powerful, feminine, honest and vulnerable. Her writing is thoughtful and thought-provoking and her daily readings are Instagram posts I often re-read many times. She generously offers us the healings of the Moon as a balsam to modern life.

Read full interview here. Part of the Inspirational Women series of interviews.

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