Our actions define who we are, not the color of the skin. Being born white does not make me a racist. "Race" feels neutral; "racism" feels painful.
Be nice to yourself! Most times we are nice to others, taking care of others' needs. Except when we forget about being nice to ourselves, we ultimately burn out and have no energy to share… and help.
What we focus upon we will find the means to make it a reality. My run in the rain inspired me to see Health, Vitality, Grace, and Peace and open my mind to welcome the evidence of it all.
During the time of uncertainty focus on what is working and expand on it. See the certainty and lean to it. Do your best to connect with your well-being.
Being an expat challenges your authenticity. On the other hand, being an expat helps you find yourself. Authenticity is not always easy to live out, but it is always worth listening and trusting your inner self.
Relocation blues or the feelings of uneasiness, inbalance, sadness, and discomfort accompany many expats, when they find themselves in a new culture. It is a sign that we need to take time to feel the feelings and adjust our perception of the change in our lifestyle.
What is culture for expats? World travelers go overseas with a sense of excitement and aspiration for novelty. Only later, when we start building connections with the local culture, we notice how stereotypes don’t work and profiling fails. This causes the feeling of confusion and failure of our expectations. So, what is it all about? Going overseas, we have an idea about the country we are traveling too. Sometimes we do research and ask those who have already been there, to share their thoughts and give us some tips about what to expect in a new country. We create a certain image of the culture we are going to spend…
The reasons to become an expat help you to enjoy and appreciate the lifestyle of a world traveler.
It’s Christmas season and there is a cheerful buzz coming from everywhere. Stores have been selling Christmas presents, trees, ornaments since October. Christmas music plays everywhere. Cinnamon and nutmeg fragrances remind us about Christmas baking and cooking. People are buying gifts wrapping paper and sending cards, having parties at work. Kids are practicing Christmas songs getting ready for concerts in schools and nurseries. Christmas comes with all kinds of manifestations, which bring joy, cheer, warmth and a sense of belonging. Loneliness During Holidays For many expats, who are away from home, their loved ones and friends, a sense of belonging vanishes. More often we experience loneliness and isolation, especially during…
Expat thinking wasn’t a norm to me when I first went on an assignment overseas. I didn’t know much about the expats then and I also never even considered myself as an expat. Traveling the world appealed to me and I willingly and happily embarked on this journey of following my husband to different countries for work assignments. I became a trailing wife without even realizing what it would require of me and how it would transform me. Many would see an expat lifestyle as glamorous and exhilarating, and the people, who can afford it, as lucky. All of this is true, but everything has the other side which can’t…