Moving, change and adjustment are part of my life.
Life happens wherever we are.
My name is Ann-Katrin and I’m a Wellbeing Guide for expats. I understand what it’s like to be thrown into a different culture, feeling unsure, lost and overwhelmed when living abroad.
I’ve been living abroad myself for over 18 years and have moved 7 times across various continents throughout my life – on my own, with my husband and as a family with three children along for the ride. My journey so far took me to Belgium, Singapore, Egypt, Germany, Japan and Oman.
During this time, I’ve experienced the struggles of changing countries, being away from family and friends, adapting to different cultures, making new connections and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with adjusting to a completely different lifestyle and creating a new home.
But, it’s not just the “outside” that can be hard to adjust to. I had as well times when I doubted the validity of my own experiences, thoughts, feelings, and, ultimately, myself. I was judged by how I lived my life, was misunderstood and criticized as if my life wasn’t real.
Living abroad has taught me how important it is to take care of yourself emotionally and mentally when faced with all these changes. That’s why I’m passionate about helping other expats cope better with the challenges of their journey.
No, living abroad is not as easy and smooth as others may think. In fact, it can be very challenging at times. There are moments of joy and excitement, but also of confusion, loss and doubt.
It is vital to recognise that our experiences abroad are real and valid, no matter how different they may look from the outside. Life happens wherever we are.
Our struggles, concerns and worries still remain in any part of the world – and we should never feel ashamed for feeling lost along the way.
My approach is compassionate and down-to-earth yet results-driven; my goal is to offer practical support that helps make a lasting difference in your wellbeing.
I work with you to help you discover your inner strength and emotional resilience during this transition, allowing you to turn challenging moments into powerful memories.
Together, we’ll work on developing techniques that can be applied to your everyday life so that you can live a life of greater balance and ease.
Interested to learn more? This is your chance to take some time for yourself and make a positive change in your life – let’s make this journey together!
Get in touch now to find out how I can help you.
I invite you to download Finding Ease Toolbox right here. It’s for free, and it will guide you to tap into your personal wellbeing with joy and lightness by connecting to your senses!