The double perception of expat life

All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition. We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. Silvia encourages you to view time in different ways, to connect and to watch out for unexpected encounters. Living as an expat, you start perceiving the world both as […]

Do You Think I’m Sexy?

There I was at the kitchen table in my underwear and socks eating cheese and reading about six things men do that women find sexy. Six things, I thought to myself while waiting for the link to open. I can count that on one hand. The article was no doubt bathroom fodder, only I never […]

When friend-ships – or “the roast beef theory”

I have this friend, a long time expat, who has the funniest theory, which we decided over a conversation to call  The roast beef theory. What´s it about? His grandmother had this recipe for roast beef  that she used to make throughout his childhood, almost every Sunday, and to this day he calls it the best in the […]

5 reasons to network cross-silo

Networking outside of your standard professional networkbox makes you more creative. This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers, who has found that the ideas, insight and information you can get from contacts of contacts or other networks, boosts creativity and can be very valuable raw material to build on as well as […]

On being judgemental (or…In my opinion)

There are two sides to every story. “In my opinion” is self-explanatory, at least for the fans of The Good Wife series; I am certain they know exactly why. It is, therefore, needless to say that all that follows is entirely my opinion. Do you ever notice people around you whose main purpose in life […]

The importance of away time for women

Clew’s Miranda shows you Lëtzebuerg is creative in her monthly column LëtzCreate, but she’s also a creative coach, with her own inspiring blog Create & Connect. Clew borrows from her blog:  It is quite normal to go on off-sites for work: companies offer away days for staff team building and to clarify goals. It got […]

The true beauty and power of the women’s movement

Unless you have been wearing blinders and earplugs, you cannot have helped but notice that Sunday was International Women’s Day. It is easy to be cynical about this sort of day, considering it pointless or patronizing. However, it is difficult to argue that a day such as International Women’s Day raises awareness, making all of […]

Women who inspire women

Clew asks women worth noticing in Luxembourg to choose a woman in public life who is an inspiration to them – in their work and in their life. Tara Donnell chooses Stephenie Meyer

Women are winning the race

For International Women’s Day last Sunday I was expecting to hear all the same statistics – as every year – showing us that women still do most of the work at home. Way to go girls! I’d say we should be proud of ourselves. Every year on International Women’s Day we should toast to our continuous […]

The S-therapy

Desperate expat wife or not, we can all be hit by the gloom of everyday life, and a few tricks to get us out of it might come in handy. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, we’re talking about simple – possibly banal, but at times highly efficient – everyday forms of therapy. CLEW introduces the S-therapy: […]