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SANDRA BISSELL

My name is Sandra Bissell.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to live as an expatriate for more than 2 decades.

Some of my passions are people, my family, good conversations, traveling, ethnic food, dancing and Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian-Martial-Art-Dance.

Originally from the countryside of São Paulo state, in Brazil, I have enjoyed life in Kanagawa and Aichi prefectures, in Japan, Boston and San Diego cities, in the United States, São Paulo, Brazil, as an expatriate in my own country, Zurich – Switzerland and most recently Stamford, Connecticut, back to the United States.

As you may guess, I feel the most comfortable within the international community.
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    • Knowing that I can get restless when sitting for long hours, and as a result not be 100% present during long video conferences, I’ve come up with a few solutions. •
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In this photo, I’m partially sitting, and partially kneeling, which allows my spine to be straight, and increase my overall focus.  I also use a large YOGA BALL as a chair, and keep bouncing on it once in a while, as a way to connect my mind to my body, and  as a result increase my productivity.
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Understanding how you usually behave, think and react everyday is the first step of personal leadership
What are some of your tendencies that you decided to change? And what solutions you’ve come up with? Please share.
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Tenho dificuldade em ficar sentada por longas horas durante ligações de video muito longas. E, como resultado,  estar 100% presente é bastante complicado.
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Nesta foto, estou parcialmente sentada e parcialmente ajoelhada, o que permite que minha coluna fique retinha e aumente meu foco em geral. De vez enquanto, também uso uma bola de YOGA grande como cadeira, e como a bola não tem encosto, acabo me conectando com o meu corpo, e assim fico mais presente a cada momento,
e é claro que a minha produtividade aumenta.
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Entender como você costuma se comportar, pensar e reagir todos os dias é o primeiro passo da liderança pessoal
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Quais são algumas das suas tendências de comportamento que você escolheu mudar, e como o fez? Compartilhe.
#personalleadership #selfempowerment #liderancapessoal #changeyourstory #playfullout #expatjoy #coaching #sandrabissell #energyleadershipcoach #culturaltrainer ##personalleadershipcoach #expat ##habits #innermastery #gamechanger
    • And it’s a beautiful and cold Friday! 
E a sexta feira chegou com frio mais também linda! #expatjoy #winter #joy #findingthejoyineveryday #sextafeirasualinda
    • Desafio aceito em preto & branco e colorido!
Challenge accepted in black and white and color!
#10yearchallenge #sandrabissell #expatjoy
    • In order to create our dreams, most of us need to change some aspects of our lives. Change can be scary because it’s new and involves the unknown.
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What comes up for you when you start to think about changes in your life? Please share.

#changes #expatjoy #coaching #playfullout #changeyourstory #livelifefully #personaldevelopment #energyleadershipcoach #thrive #personalleadership #sandrabissell #findyourpassion #womenwhomovedabroad
    • There are people who can inspire us just by being themselves. 
Mestre Joāo Grande is part of this select group of people inspiring the world just by being who he is, and I feel privileged to have him as my Capoeira Master. 
Today, I got to celebrate his 86th birthday with him. How luck am I?
Yes, the video is only in Portuguese and it brings a message from the Gran Master to the Capoeira community. If you are curious about Capoeira, please visit the Capoeira Angola Center in NYC. *
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☀️ ☀️ Feliz Aniversário Mestre Joāo Grande, o Gaviāo! “Capoeira é pra vida, nāo é pra briga!”
Mensagem de aniversário do nosso querido Mestre Joāo Grande, que esta completando 86 anos hoje! 
Vida longa ao Grāo Mestre!
#capoeira #mypassion #joy #energy #expatjoy #sandrabissell
    • You don’t have energy; you create energy.
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Você nāo tem enegia; você cria energia. 
#energy #energia 
#expatjoy 
#lifeleadership #liderancapessoal 
#createyourlife #crieasuarealidade 
#selfcare #cuidadospessoais 
#joy #desfrute
    • We all want more of some things and less of others in our lives. 
This Monday, pick one thing you want more in your life for this week and go out and create more of it.
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If you journal, write down what it is that you want more of. Be as specific as possible, and every morning remind yourself of your intention. 
Keep track of your progress, and in the end of the seven days, look at your results.  What were you able to create?
✅✅✅ Todos nós queremos mais de algumas coisas e menos de outras em nossas vidas.
Nesta segunda-feira, escolha uma coisa que você quer mais em sua vida para esta semana e crie isso.
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Se você tem o hábito de escrever suas intençōes, anote o que você quer mais nesta semana. Seja o mais específico possível e, todas as manhãs, lembre-se da sua intenção.
Acompanhe o seu progresso e, no final dos sete dias, analise os resultados. O que você conseguiu criar? 
#crieasuarealidade #createyourlife #expatjoy #lifeleadership #liderancapessoal ##coaching #personaldevelopment #energyleadershipcoach #livelifefully #thrive #gainclarity #knowwhatyouwant #gamechanger #joy #mondaymotivation
    • You may have noticed that I enjoy plants and derive meaning from them. 
Many years ago when I decided that it was time to stay put for a few years, I used our bathtub as a greenhouse to grow orchids. These plants have long cycles between blooming, so they symbolized stability and permanence to me. *
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Today, I woke up to the sad news that one of my relatives passed away.
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As I tended to my houseplants during the morning, I noticed that my aloe plant is transforming. The mother part is slowly dying, and right next to it there are a few pups. *
As I try to draw meaning from the situation, I feel peaceful, as I know that my relative had a full, although somewhat short life. 
He was truly loved by his dedicated wife, their grown-up kids, and their families. 
Like my aloe plant, he leaves behind a legacy to be continued by his family and those whose lives he touched. He is part of a cycle, and now is ready to move on to the next phase. ❤️
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Vocês  devem ter notado que eu gosto muito de plantas e vejo significado nelas. 
Muitos anos atrás, quando decidi que era hora para a nossa família criar raízes em São Paulo, usei nossa banheira como uma estufa para cultivar orquídeas variadas. Essas plantas têm ciclos longos entre florações, assim simbolizando estabilidade e permanência pra mim. *
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Hoje acordei com a triste notícia de que um dos meus parentes faleceu no Brasil. 
Morando longe, passei o dia pensando no sentindo da vida.
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Enquanto cuidava das minhas planta, percebi que minha babosa está passando por uma transformação. 
A parte mãe está morrendo lentamente e ao lado dela há alguns mudas já bem grandinhas. Apesar de sentir que nenhuma morte faz sentindo, ao observar esta planta, sinti paz interior, pois sei que este meu parente teve uma vida plena, embora curta.
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 Ele foi verdadeiramente amado por sua dedicada esposa, seus filhos, já crescidos, e suas famílias. 
Como minha babosa, esta pessoa deixa para trás um legado que continuará através da sua família e das pessoas com quem ele conviveu. 
Ele cumpriu seu ciclo aqui neste plano e esta pronto para continuar em sua nova fase, com sua missāo cumprida. #life #meaningoflife
    • I love Fridays and all other days too! 
#expatjoy #tgif #changeyourstory #thrive #liderancapessoal #coaching #coachdevida #crossculturaltraining #createyourlife
    • Does trying count as done? 
We are having a cold and very windy day here in Connecticut. Wanting to exercise, I went to the local park, but gave up on my planned walk because I could not stand the cold. The bottom line is that I didn’t get my walk done. 
Trying is another word that is best if left out of our vocabulary. After all, trying is the same as not doing it, right? *
Where are you trying in your life?
• Are you trying to be happy - or are you happy?
• Are you trying to get in shape - or are you getting in shape? •  Are  you trying to improve your life - or are you improving your life?
#changeyourstory #thrive #coaching #expatjoy #success #livelifefully #sandrabissell #personalleadership #personaldevelopment #empoweringwomen #successfulwomen #createthelifeyouwant