Happy New Year 2017!

Happy, happy New Year my dear friends! I can’t quite figure out if I should spend some time here writing about the insanity of 2016 or if I should just ignore it and get on with the show. I mean, in all honestly, what does that horribly bizarre and traumatic year have...

The Benefits of Being Kind (to Yourself)

These past couple of weeks I’ve been reading Dr. Kristin Neff’s book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. I’ve been familiar with Dr. Neff’s work for several years now, but this is the first time I’ve read the book. Most of us are pretty hard...

Life, Money and Globetrotting Episode 2: Habits

Expat Financial Planner Hui-chin Chen and I are still having some great conversations! Last week we recorded Episode 2 of Life, Money and Globetrotting. In this conversation we enjoyed looking at life and financial habits from the global life perspective. What makes...

Traditions and Rituals for Smoother Transitions

I recently came across a letter I wrote to myself in January 2000. It’s sealed. I haven’t opened it and I’m not sure when I will. The idea of writing letters to myself has long had this sort of mysterious appeal to me. I think it lies in the idea that there’s a gift...

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