19 Apr 2024
health
Expat Support General Counselling Health Mental health

Finding the right wavelength

Almost twenty-five years ago I found myself in the emergency room at Södersjukhuset with a suspected ectopic pregnancy. It was my third ectopic and fifth miscarriage, and so you could say I was battle hardened. I had brought an exciting novel for the inevitable wait and settled down. I was feeling calm and knew what […]

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Expat Support General Counselling Health Mental health

Playing life like it’s a game of chess

My hotel room in wonderful Saltsjöbaden looks out on an open-air chessboard. The pieces are randomly placed on the board, some alongside it, painting the scene of a game in mid play. Right now it looks a bit sorry for itself, given the average temperature of -10 in the past weeks. It inspires me to […]

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Expat Support Health Mental health

Think before you throw out the old

This time of the year, at the turning of the light and with the advent of a new year, we might raise a glass and say, “out with the old, in with the new”.  Leaving the old behind is certainly something that global nomads are particularly good at. The last few months have given me […]

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Expat Support General Counselling Health Mental health

Don’t pack your guilt

This is the time of year that many global nomads head home to their families. With expectations high on both sides, these visits can be a mixture of heaven and hell. Almost all expatriates feel some measure of guilt about the impact their life choices have on those who love and miss them ‘back home’. […]

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Health Lifestyle Sports and Fitness Sportswear Sustainable Yoga

Exploring Holistic Wellness at Allt för Hälsan 2023

This past weekend, health enthusiasts, wellness seekers, and those eager to embrace a holistic approach to well-being gathered at the Allt för Hälsan 2023 event. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as the event promised a continuation of its successful formula from the previous year, coupled with a renewed commitment to emphasize and educate on […]

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Fashion & Beauty Health

How to prepare your skin for winter

As the frosty winds start to nip at the picturesque streets of Stockholm, one thing becomes abundantly clear – winter is on the horizon!❄️ But what does this season mean for your skin? In our quest to unravel the secrets of maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion in the midst of the Swedish winter wonderland, we […]

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Is Sweden’s ‘Excellent’ Healthcare System As Good As the Rest of Europe’s?

A good healthcare system improves people’s quality of life, according to Cigna Global. Sweden recently came in first place for ‘Countries With the Most Well-Developed Public Health Care Systems’, so it’s no surprise that life expectancy in Sweden is one of the highest across the EU. But how does it compare to the healthcare offered in other countries? […]

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Family Health Hospitals Pregnancy & Baby

Home Birth Is Now A Real Option In Stockholm

Home Birth Is Now A Real Option In Stockholm Many of us in the birth community, as well as expectant parents, have been wondering why home birth has not been a common choice, or even much of an option, here in Sweden. The great news is that now, at least in Stockholm, it is! Karolinska […]

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Health Yoga

Yoga Games 2017

Call it luck or faith, I happen to live about a 7 min walk from Münchenbryggeriet, where the Yoga Games took place on the weekend of the 10-12 of February. Such a luxury to step out of my apartment and have access to so much yoga knowledge !  I truly appreciated that when my alarm […]

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Health Lifestyle Sports and Fitness

Move and Mingle: Unusual Recreation in Stockholm

Weather or work raining on your parade? Stay healthy and happy with one of YLC’s suggestions for odd, fun recreational classes!

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