Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Following on from our last article about finding vegetarian and vegan options in Milan, this month we look at mainly gluten-free options in the city, as well as some lactose-free choices. This can be ...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

From Tuesday, July 5,2022 residents and health card holders in Lombardy, Italy will be able to choose or change their family doctor (medico di base) or pediatrician at a pharmacy. Approved by the regi...

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Italians health care may not appear as efficient and well managed as other countries, but considering its comprehensiveness, low ‘out of pocket cost’ and overall quality, it probably should get more c...

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Karen Rigatti is American and has been living in Milan since 2008. Karen looks like a Macy’s catalog model with her apple pie smile and Californian blonde locks. One might think she came to Milan to w...

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor in Milan shares her insights and some tips on keeping calm during the holiday season. Some welcomed wisdom, especially appreciated in the current, topsy...

How Are You ‘Really’ Doing?

How Are You ‘Really’ Doing?

Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor in Milan shares her insights and some practical advice on how to self assess our mental and physical wellbeing with steps to take on how to deal with th...

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Article by Wladislaw Rivkin, Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology, Aston University. As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked abou...

Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

By Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor As if there weren’t already enough hurdles to navigate while living abroad, expats are now having to deal with the added stress, confusion and uncert...

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Dear Easy Milano Readers, The public ordinance in Lombardy has imposed school closures and suspensions of cultural activities. Although public opinion may believe the measures are extreme, it is wise ...

Expats: How to Deal with Anxiety

Expats: How to Deal with Anxiety

As an expat, there is no shortage of challenges and stresses to manage and overcome. The logistical considerations of moving abroad – often with children in tow – automatically equal a dramatic increa...

Two Mindfulness Meditation

Two Mindfulness Meditation

Here are two mindfulness meditations you can try, the three minute breathing space and the mindfulness of breathing meditation. Three-minute breathing space is like a little pill you can use at any mo...

Could Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction be of help?

Could Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction be of help?

As we enter 2017, it appears that the only certainty we have is that it will be a year of uncertainty. We are all aware of the events in 2016, leaving many of us with more questions than answers. CEO ...

Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

The holiday season has begun, dear ones. Thanksgiving was just a few days ago, and for those of us living in Milan, we’re going to have holidays again in a few days (S. Ambrogio) and then… Christmas t...

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

After ten years of living in Italy some things still surprise me. I recall the first time I’ve heard of “colpo d’aria”. It’s not a karate technique or a game, but a “rare disease” that, to the best of...

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