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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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    • #100daysofjoy 
#45daysofjoy 
Yesterday, I facilitated a vision board mini workshop for some of my lifetime friends. 
It was a group’s effort.
The hostesses prepared her home and received us with an open heart and beautiful smile. 
Participants and a friend who could not stay, contributed with magazines magazines, sweets to share & flowers.

Everyone held space for each other with love and non-judgment support.
#visionboardworkshop 
#dream 
#coaching 
#lifecoach 
#coachdevida 
#createyourlife 
#expatjoy
    • #100daysofjoy
#day44ofjoy
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My last sunrise for this week here, could not be more perfect! 
Wonderful to spend a week setting intentions for the future and making plans to share ‘my paradise’ with some of you bin the future. .
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Meu último nascer do sol desta estada no poderia ser mais perfeito. 
Super agradecida em passar uma semana sonhando/fazendo planos para um dia poder apresentar o ‘meu paraíso’ a outros também. 
#dreamscometrue 
#believe 
#sunrise 
#nuncadesistadosseussonhos 
#nascerdosol 
#brazil 
#brasil 
#bahia 
#serragrande 
#expatjoy 
#joy
    • Who said that working has to be serious?
Here I am, ready for a video call yesterday!
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Quem falou que pra trabalhar tem que estar vestida de maneira apropriada?
Aqui estou prontinha pra uma vídeo ligação, ontem à tarde.
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#createyourlife 
#homeoffice 
#crieasuavida 
#joy 
#expatjoy 
#internationallifecoach 
#lifeleadership 
#energyleadership 
#liderancapessoal
    • Walk through the Atlantic Forest.
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Caminhada dentro da mata Atlântica.
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#mataatlantica 
#circle 
#atlanticforest 
#nature 
#bahia 
#brasil 
#brazil 
#expatjoy 
#circle 
#centering
    • Estou atrasada no meu #desafiopontacabeca mas nāo desisti! Super agradecida pelo suporte dos alunos do Barracāo de Angola. ❤️
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I’m behind on my #walkinghandstandchallenge , but I haven’t given up. 💪
#capoeira 
#upsidedown 
#capoeiraangola 
#bahia 
#joy 
#expatjoy
    • #100daysofjoy

Cutting open coconuts 🥥 🌴 from my yard for fresh water  somehow makes me feel adventurous and free. .
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#thingsthatmakemehappy 
#coconuts 
#joy 
#homegrown 
#tropical 
#brazil 
#bahia
    • #100dayofjoy
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Good Sunday! .
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Yesterday, I read a post by a Russian friend who’s on home leave and wrote about being at her ‘place of force.’
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Her words deeply resonated with my own current situation. 
I’m in my ‘place of force,’ my place of centering, and where I have the privilege to be in touch with nature and most importantly, with myself. .
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It’s here that I wear no shoes or makeup.
It’s here that there’s no need for skin lotion because of the Atlantic Forest’s air humanity nourishes me from outside in. .
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Since my arrival last week, it has been raining non-stop. This fact changed my plans of doing LOTs of things to just sitting at my varanda, and day dreaming.
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I’m incredibly lucky, don’t you think?
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#placeofforce 
#joy 
#recharging 
#myparadise 
#createyourlife 
#globalsoul 
#lifeleadership 
#brasil 
#brazil 
#bahia
#greyhair 
#grisalha 
#grombre 
#silverhair
    • Servidos? 
Bon appétit! .
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#moqueca 
#expatjoy 
#brasil 
#brazil 
#bahia
    • #100daysofjoy
#day40ofjoy

It’s a privilege to be able to create from a garden like this one. 
Pure joy!🌴💕🇧🇷🌧
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#creativetime 
#expatjoy 
#joy 
#tropical 
#bahia
#brasil 
#brazil 
#expatriada 
#lifebetweencultures 
#crosscultural 
#createyourlife 
#wanderlust
    • Sāo coisas que acontecem na Bahia...
#serragrande 
#bahia 
#fridaynight 
#mpm 
#musicabrasileira 
#brasil 
#brazil