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The Awareness Phase

Awareness is the first phase of any change journey.  We develop a growing sense that we are not quite where we want to be. A multitude of emotions emerges that …

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Top Tips for Returning To Ireland

With 20 years of Scouting behind us, we planned our family’s return from Australia with precision. This article is part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about James Parnell’s …

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Expats Dilemma: Where is Home?

Home is not just a place, it’s a feeling. In the aftermath of Ireland’s win over England CJ Stander remained on the field talking to his family on video. His …

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First Christmas

It’s December and we are heading into our first Irish Christmas in 17 years. Yes, we have not spent a Christmas here since the last century, when the punt was …

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Surviving Our First Irish winter

This article is part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about James Parnell’s experience of returning to Ireland after 16 years in Australia. I’m a planner. I like …

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Returnee’s Doubt – The 1 Year Report

Part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about our experience of returning to Ireland after 16 years in Australia. We celebrated our “returniversary” recently – 12 months since our return to Dublin …

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Your Wellbeing

You care about yourself. But caring about is not the same as taking care of. The former is what you say, the latter is what you do. Moving to another country …

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The Decision

After 16 years in Australia, James Parnell has moved home with his wife Anne-Marie and their children Ava (8), Erin (6) and JJ (3). He is now forging a new …

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