A Few Words to Get You Started

Think about all the times you had something you wanted to share and you held back. It could have been that small, but big-to-you victory. Maybe it was the bad day at work that came out of nowhere. Maybe it was the time you felt overwhelmed, lost, rejected…or...

My Top 5 Ways to Give Thanks

American Thanksgiving is on our doorstep! I am not ashamed to say how much I love the ritual of food and family and friends and taking a moment to say thank you for what the year has brought. I love the harvest imagery and the chill of the impending winter. I love the...

What Does It Take to Make Friends?

Whenever we transition to a new place I find myself continually amazed at how adaptable to new social situations the typical expat is. I’m certain that not everyone is an extrovert or 100% comfortable in large groups or even small coffees, but I do see people,...

What Happened When We Answered the 36 Questions

I love the New York Times Modern Love column. If you’re also a fan, you may have seen Mandy Len Catron’s piece – To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This. In the essay, she talks about a study in which strangers ask each other 36 questions. The New York Times reports that...

Space for Soul Mates

This article was originally published on Expat Bookshop – a great resource for finding expat-focused, expat-friendly, and expat-written books. She took the words right out of my mouth. We laughed. Then five minutes later I finished her sentence. Then we laughed...

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