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...

Life, Money and Globetrotting: Episode 6 – Worry

If you know me personally or have read my blog you know that I’m a bit of a natural worrier. As my dear friend Angie says, I “hum anxious.” But I’ve also come to accept that a little bit of worry is a fundamental part of what makes me, Me....

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...

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...

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