Picking Berries for a Summer Spark
Picking berries to add a spark to your summer is delicious, healing, beautiful, abundant, and fun. Oregon is a paradise of berries to enjoy by all.
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 are your reasons to become an Expat?
The reasons to become an expat help you to enjoy and appreciate the lifestyle of a world traveler.
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…
What Makes a Home Your Home
International traveling is an exciting opportunity to explore and learn. Are you missing a feeling of home, when you are away from home? Or have you even thought about that? How does it feel home away from home? Everything can make more sense when you take a feeling of home with you.
Home for a Change
Alla took a long awaiting trip to Minsk the capital of Belarus last month. It was an exciting full of novelty and learning opportunity. She joined a group of other like-minded women, jumped on a long-haul express tour bus, and off they went – to a foreign country for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Nature Sunshine products on the post-Soviet market. What a delicious treat!!!!! New city, happy people, intricately decorated dishes, inspiring music, wild dancing, lights and lots of cheer and sparkle. Two days of joy and delight! She came back home to Ukraine and her life felt upside down. Everything around her seemed wrong. She shared…
Being a Foreigner is a Privilege
Being a foreigner is a privilege. Why would this thought even come to my mind? Why would this be even significant? How do I benefit from thinking like this? I think everybody who has an opportunity to travel abroad for work, for pleasure, for exploration might consider this: being a foreigner is a privilege. When I talk about the privilege I do not mean entitled, I mean privilege as responsibility, and being humble. First: coming to a new country we automatically become foreigners. Whether we like it or not. We show this by a different set of habits, traditions, perceptions, that we look at the world around us. This can…