Minor Adjustment

This week I changed one tiny little thing in my life. After 3 months of running on the treadmill at the gym at 6:00 AM while listening to NPR and watching ESPN on mute, I went back to running outdoors, in nature, without headphones at 8:30 AM. Why didn’t I do this...

Autumn…I Really, Really, Really, Really Love You

It’s fall in Washington, DC right now and the leaves are changing. I really, really love the changing of the leaves. I actually don’t know if words can express how I feel about the changing of the leaves. For most of my life I haven’t lived in places where we have...

That Was So Embarrassing!

My husband once asked the staff at a hotel in Guatemala if we could have more Satan paper in our room. He meant toilet paper. Sound familiar? As expats we perhaps have the longest list imaginable of embarrassing moments. It feels at times like we’re living in a...

On Solid Ground

Creating a life as an expat can sometimes feel like you’re trying to build a house in the middle of an earthquake. Just as you feel you have things figured out and you’re ready to take on your next significant task, you can find yourself laid flat by unexpected...

On Thoughts vs. Emotions

I had a great conversation with a client the other day on the difference between thoughts and emotions. While the differences might seem obvious, the surprising truth is that we often fail to take time to notice the nuances of what we’re thinking and what we’re...

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