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...

How Saying No to Gifts Helped Us Find Our Favorite Ones

My husband and I don’t exchange Christmas gifts anymore. Actually, we haven’t for years. It was a gradual process that has turned out to be one of my favorite details of our holiday celebrations. The process was accidental at first, but the reasons for our decision...

World Tree Coaching Turns 3 and I Turn 40!

Every year around this time I reflect on the big leap I took to start my own business. Now three years in, I reflect on how freakin’ scary it was! How even making my first professional Facebook post felt like I was inviting all of my worst fears to come and take up...

Back to Work and Out from Under These Boxes!

Today, with the clouds overhead and the slow drizzle that is another typhoon-season rainy day in Tokyo – I begin to crawl out from under the pile of boxes that has been my life since mid-June. I’m thanking my lucky stars! Whew! This transition summer has been the most...

Life, Money and Globetrotting Episode 3: Flexibility

I am really loving my conversations with expat financial planner Hui-chin Chen! Last week we recorded Episode 3 of Life, Money and Globetrotting. Despite a few technical glitches we had a great time. This time around we were talking about everyone’s favorite...

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