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Welcome to Finland!

Welcome to Finland!

A guide to Third culture life here for English speakers You arrive at the airport and find your beloved Finn waiting for you, then you are whisked off to the countryside to enjoy light filled nights, sauna, swimming in a lake in the forest – the whole package. This...

Language and communication in intercultural relationships

Language and communication in intercultural relationships

This is the second of our series of articles on intercultural relationships and this month we focus on one specific area of difference: language and communication. In last month’s blog post about intercultural relationships, we talked about some of the possible...

New Year’s Resolutions Part 3 – Staying on Track

New Year’s Resolutions Part 3 – Staying on Track

This is the third in the series of blogs on new year’s resolutions. If you haven’t yet read parts 1 and 2, please do so and complete the exercises there before reading on. You can find them at: https://compasspsychology.fi/2018/01/12/new-years-resolutions-part-1/...

Positive Parenting with your child

Positive Parenting with your child

Here are a few tips on positive parenting, that will make your efforts to teach, guide and educate your child feel more empowering and less frustrating. One of my favourite positive parenting strategies is described by Noël Janis-Norton, the author of Calmer, Easier,...

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 2

New Year’s Resolutions – Part 2

The first part of this series on New Year's Resolutions in January should have helped you develop a picture of how you would like your life to be this year. If you haven’t already done this exercise please see the following link and complete the questions there before...

Boost your relationship this February!

Boost your relationship this February!

Many people in long-term relationships find it difficult to keep alive the passion and romance that was so abundant in the early stages of the relationship. It is common that life stresses, work and parenting cause people to become less interested in sex. Often it...

Drop-less January – the history and some tips!

Drop-less January – the history and some tips!

The phrase “tipaton tammikuu” literally means “drop-less January”, though is often translated in English to Dry January. But what is it, and why does it happen in Finland? Tipaton Tammikuu is the tradtion of complete abstinence from alcohol for the month of January....

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