• Coaching,  Expat Mindset,  Holidays,  Home,  Learning,  Well-being

    Things Are Looking Good

    It’s January of 2022 and you know what I feel? Things are looking good! Yesterday, I finally got to my Coaching for World Travelers. It’s been a while since I looked at my blog to update the plugins. A lot has happened during these several months and I don’t really want to talk about this. Things Are Looking Good Now Because I decided So I looked at my admin side and the warnings of outdated features flashed in my eyes. I rushed to click the buttons in a usual way and while trying to relax waiting for the spinning circles to identify success, I was flabbergasted by what I saw…

  • Sunrays shining through the tree.
    Expat Mindset,  Learning,  Well-being

    You’ve Lots of Energy, Honey!

    The science of nutrition is the art of being in control of your health. Everyone wants to be healthy. What does it mean? For me, it is getting up in the morning and being able to enjoy my day, feeling light, inspired, and full of energy. Yesterday, during one of my runs, I saw an old lady who came to visit her grandchildren. She’d just parked her car and was hauling the packages into the house. I waved “Hello” to her while pulling my stubborn dog to make him run ahead of me. The woman waved back, replying “You’ve lots of energy, honey!!!!” The Energy to Live I didn’t think…

  • Profiling and Stereotypes
    Culture and Connection,  Expat Mindset

    Profiling and Stereotypes

    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…

  • Lonely Heart
    Expat Mindset,  Traveling,  Well-being

    Loneliness During Holidays

    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 mindset
    Expat Mindset

    Expat Mindset

    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…