Posts in Thrive
Why Retreats Are Important: What I learned from my First International Retreat

Have you ever been curious about taking a retreat? What about embarking on an international retreat for the first time? Taking a retreat is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, reflect on your journey and see a new place. Aisha shares her experience on why retreats are important and what she learned from her first international retreat with LMDES.

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Starting Over in a New Country in your 30's, Interview with two-time expat Christina

Christina moved to Spain in 2015 after leaving a successful career in the (corporate) fashion industry. She was in her 30’s, which again shows there’s no specific age to move abroad. She spent 2 years here, then decided to return home. Now she’s back. She’s starting over in a new country. (Again!) What made her leave? And why in the world did she come back?

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Remote Work in Spain, Exclusive Interview with Business Analyst Christine

“Go slow! You’ll get farther, faster, healthier and happier!” Ever wonder what it’s like working remotely in Spain? Want to try remote work? Meet Christine, a business analyst from Atlanta and based in Barcelona! Hear all she has to say about working remotely in Spain!

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Black in Spain: Beauty Standards and Exoticisms

As a black person living in a country like Spain where the population is largely homogenous – at least in outward appearance – it’s not an uncommon occurrence to find out that you’ve instantly become a walking museum exhibit. For many, you’re one of the few chances they have to get an up-close look – or touch – of this rarely-seen specimen that is a black person. Does that mean it’s ok for someone to breach your personal space for a rub of your skin or a grab at your hair? No. But it does help explain why it’s happening. 

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Why You Should Move Abroad In Your 30s

Why should you move to Spain in your 28s? Your 33s? Your 42s? Because. You. Want. To. And unlike the vast majority of the 23-year-olds you are bound to encounter, you’ve lived that adult American life, and you know exactly what you’re walking away from. If you're on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge, this article is for you! 

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How The Game Has Changed for LMDES and What It Means For The Future

Missed us? During 2018 we’ve been able to get back to the heart of LMDES, asking ourselves the hard questions like where we see LMDES going, what does our audience need and want from us, and how can we keep innovating this dope and thriving community that we’ve spent the last 4 years growing? Keep reading to find out more.

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