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.
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…
Commit To Your Neighbor
When you move into a new neighborhood, step out of your comfort zone, go and say "Hello!" to your neighbor. A safe world starts from a safe neighborhood.
64 oz of Water
Hey, how much water do you drink during your normal day? Or maybe, I should ask do you drink water at all? I mean do you drink plain real water – the water without colours, sweeteners, flavors. How weird it is, right? “Of course, I drink water” – some would answer. “What a stupid question!!!!” “Why are you asking this question? I drink water when I am thirsty”. Others would respond. Well, the thing is I just watched a video about 30-day water challenge and it inspired me to think about water again. I do know that our bodies are composed of 95% water. I do know that water is…
Move: OMG or WOW!
I received a Marco Polo video today from my girlfriend with the “great news” as she stated. “We have to move” she announced with a sad expression on her face. And immediately after that, she noticed: “It is not something, that we cannot deal with.” Sure, we can deal with anything in our lives. The question is how much agony and frustration or peace, composure, and ease we put into the process. Move can turn into a drama, but it can be an exciting time also. So, what would we prefer to choose: drama or excitement? Any change is scary. We are afraid of unknown and we start to create that…