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Rebecca West & Aimee Delamore

The adventures of two American expat entrepreneurs - Aimee in Spain and Rebecca in France. Follow their adventures setting up new lives in these two countries while running their business, Aimee as a nutritionist at Vibrance Nutrition, hosting the podcast Blasphemous Nutrition, and Rebecca as an Interior Design Business Coach, hosting the podcast Stuff Interior Designers Need To Know.

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Episodes

EP 18 - Aimee Lets Her Child Roam the Spanish Streets... ALONE!
Apr 23 2024
EP 18 - Aimee Lets Her Child Roam the Spanish Streets... ALONE!
Episode Description: In this episode, Aimee gets real about what it feels like to let her 10-year-old son roam the streets of Girona, Spain, a departure from the overprotective parenting norms of the US. Drawing from her own upbringing in the 80s, Aimee explores the cultural shift in parenting styles, influenced by societal fears and the insights of psychologist Jonathan Haidt's recent interview with Bari Weiss. The conversation delves into the challenges of finding social connections for her son in a new country, navigating school choices, and relearning how to live differently. Despite cultural differences, Aimee finds solace in the school's proactive stance against screen time, providing a glimpse into a more traditional childhood experience.Even as Expats we have to live our real lives - if you're a parent navigating the unique challenges of raising a kid in a new country, or anyone curious about the cultural differences about parenting in Spain versus parenting in the United States, this episode is for you!Resources:Smartphones Rewired Childhood. Here's How to Fix It.Where to find Aimee: Instagram: @vibrancenutrition Nutrition Coaching: vibrancenutrition.com Podcast on Nutrition: Blasphemous Nutrition Where to find Rebecca: Instagram and her life in Paris: @beseriouslyhappy Podcast for Interior Design Entrepreneurs: Don't Design While Drinking Biz Coaching for Interior Designers: seriouslyhappy.com Book on Interior Design Psychology: Happy Starts at Home
Ep 9 - Visa Approved, Bags Packed: Navigating Sentimental Attachments and Embracing Gratitude in the Expat Adventure
Feb 26 2024
Ep 9 - Visa Approved, Bags Packed: Navigating Sentimental Attachments and Embracing Gratitude in the Expat Adventure
Episode Summary:In this episode, Rebecca reveals the outcome of her visa application process and shares some struggles found in the end stages of packing up to leave their home. The conversation also touches on the uncertainty of expat life and the need to embrace each day. Aimee and Rebecca highlight the importance of being mindful and grateful for the opportunity to live as expats.Key Takeaways:The process of deciding what belongings to take and what to leave behind can be challenging, especially when certain objects hold sentimental value.Becoming an expat brings a heightened awareness of the uncertainty of life and the need to appreciate each day.The tax implications of living as an expat can be complex and require the assistance of tax advisors in both the home and host countries.Embracing the unknown and being open to new opportunities is essential when living as an expat.Notable Quotes:"I am now extremely conscious of the fact that I never really knew what my life was going to look like in two years." - Rebecca"We are so damn lucky to be here, and I will do everything I can not to take it for granted." - AimeeWhere to find Aimee: Instagram: @vibrancenutrition Nutrition Coaching: vibrancenutrition.com Podcast on Nutrition: Blasphemous Nutrition Where to find Rebecca: Instagram and her life in Paris: @beseriouslyhappy Podcast for Interior Design Entrepreneurs: Don't Design While Drinking Biz Coaching for Interior Designers: seriouslyhappy.com Book on Interior Design Psychology: Happy Starts at Home
Ep 7 - Ditching the Fast-Food Culture: Do We Pack Our Bad Habits or Can We Leave Them Behind When We Move Abroad?
Feb 19 2024
Ep 7 - Ditching the Fast-Food Culture: Do We Pack Our Bad Habits or Can We Leave Them Behind When We Move Abroad?
In this episode Rebecca and Aimee chat about how our (expat) environment shapes our eating habits, covering everything from how we crave comfort through food to how hidden influences (from aggressive advertising tactics to societal norms) shape our dietary choices.(Watch out: Rebecca asks Aimee a question which leads to a salty nutritional rant. πŸ˜† )Curious about the intersection of culture, food, and well-being? Eager to ditch the American fast-food culture and embrace the slow-paced dining rituals of Europe? Wondering if moving abroad could help you finally live the healthy lifestyle of your dreams?Whether you're an aspiring expat or a curious food enthusiast, this episode offers a tantalizing glimpse into the joys and challenges of embracing new culinary horizons. Tune in for a dose of inspiration and encouragement on your own journey toward holistic well-being abroad.Enjoyed this episode? Share the expat love and spread the word! Resources:Purple Carrot - A vegan meal delivery service mentioned by RebeccaBlasphemous Nutrition - Fleshing out the facts of the Plant-Based Paradigm - will avoiding meat make us healthier?Where to find Aimee: Instagram: @vibrancenutrition Nutrition Coaching: vibrancenutrition.com Podcast on Nutrition: Blasphemous Nutrition Where to find Rebecca: Instagram and her life in Paris: @beseriouslyhappy Podcast for Interior Design Entrepreneurs: Don't Design While Drinking Biz Coaching for Interior Designers: seriouslyhappy.com Book on Interior Design Psychology: Happy Starts at Home