Mindfulness for Expat Parents – Free Chapter Download

In 2015, I had the honor and privilege to write a chapter in the Foreign Service parents’ support guide – Raising Kids in the Foreign Service. Written by FS parents for FS parents, the book is a must-have and includes tons of great ideas, along with first-hand...

The Life-Changing Nature of Curiosity

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about curiosity. We’re born to explore and question and discover. In fact, it’s through curiosity, along with a healthy dose of trial and error, that we become the people we are. Unfortunately, we all get a bit freaked out...

Upcoming Workshops!

As I mentioned in my last post, I am super excited to finally be getting moved in and into a permanent home after what feels like three long, international years of transition. It doesn’t even seem possible that we’ve lived in 5 places (overlapping 3...

Mindfulness at the Mori Art Museum – Tokyo

Today I saw mindfulness in action in a way I never could have imagined! I met a girlfriend (pictured above) in Tokyo for brunch. We hadn’t seen each other in several weeks and we were so happy to catch up. We grabbed a cup of coffee and then ate…and had another cup of...

Sweet Sadness

Sweet sadness. This may be the most quintessential expat emotion. It’s the simultaneous desire to go and to stay. It’s loneliness wrapped in joy, blanketed in longing, softened by comfort. Going somewhere can be so sweet – the new adventure, the new friends, the...

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