Goethe Sums it All Up….

“Nothing, above all, is comparable to the new life that a reflective person experiences…in a new country. Though I am still always myself, I believe I have been changed to the very marrow of my bones” thanks to Amanda van Mulligen at Expat Life with a Double Buggy for the inspiration! more…

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How to Reduce Your “Uncertain Future Stress”

How to Reduce Your “Uncertain Future Stress”

How to Feel Less Stressed About the Uncertain Future by Dr Amy Johnson via tinybuddha.com “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” ~Tony Robbins “Uncertainty” may be one of the least popular places to hang out. Wide open views and unlimited possibilities aren’t all [...] more…
How to Deal With Uncertain Future Anxiety by Ariana Mullins

How to Deal With Uncertain Future Anxiety by Ariana Mullins

  Ten Ways to Deal With Uncertain Future Anxiety One of the greatest commonalities between expats is the reality that there will be times of uncertainty. Over the past eight years, I have gone through so many transitions, and many periods of time when I had no idea what was next, and this became much [...] more…
Just Landed | How to act like a local in London

Just Landed | How to act like a local in London

The Just Landed site is an excellent resource  – especially the Country Guides & blog posts like this one. Good search function too. In the third instalment of our new series of posts about blending in like a local, we journey to London. London is one of the top destinations in Europe for both expatriates and tourists. As [...] more…
Perpetually Expat | British Australian trying to make sense of life in the USA

Perpetually Expat | British Australian trying to make sense of life in the USA

I’m an English Australian currently living in Los Angeles, California.  I’m into science (physics, astronomy), communications (written, photographic) and science communication(translation, explanation, promotion). I’m also a bit crazy about running.… Source: amandakocz.wordpress.com more…
50 signs you’re an American expat in China

50 signs you’re an American expat in China

There’s fifty nifty U-ni-ted States, and 50 ways to tell you’re from one of them…. Source: www.smalltownlaowai.com My favourite is no.9: “As soon as you discover something new at the import store, you Wechat all your expat friends to alert them” (Except I had to Google what Wechat is ;-)) more…
From Expat Spouse to Relocation Specialist

From Expat Spouse to Relocation Specialist

From the Inside Out | Read about 3 remarkable women who parlayed their personal international relocation experiences into careers in global mobility. Source: www.linkedin.com Great article about trailing spouses who’ve put all their moving experiences to good use – by getting into the relocation business themselves! I’ve done this and it’s a flexible, portable, &largely [...] more…
Pruned | Ariana Mullins – Blossoming Through Life’s Difficult Seasons

Pruned | Ariana Mullins – Blossoming Through Life’s Difficult Seasons

Are you going through a challenging season? Are you facing difficult changes in your life– a major loss, a tough family situation, a big move away from your comfort zone? Or maybe it’s a matter of adjusting to a new phase of life, or trying to get free of intense burnout… It’s OK.  We all [...] more…
You Chose It

You Chose It

You chose it, you wanted it, and most of the time, you love it. Don’t complain. You chose it. Source: kirstyriceonline.com I chose it, I wanted it, and most of the time, I love it.You chose it. Do something with it. See on Scoop.it – Are You An Expat Wife? more…
Jessie Bryson: A “Trailing” Spouse?

Jessie Bryson: A “Trailing” Spouse?

If anything, as I suspect most trailing spouses will profess, we thrive under pressure. We may shed a few tears every now and then, but handling overseas life is easy, compared with answering what seems like a simple question, “What do you do?” Coming to terms with that has replaced cooking a perfect pot roast [...] more…
The Expat Woman

The Expat Woman

If you’ve seen the French and Saunders skit of the two expat women who can barely get off their chairs to pour their gin, you would have to agree that expat women have a pretty terrible reputation. It’s obvious with their cushy lives that they spend their days playing golf while dripping in diamonds, surrounded by staff who [...] more…
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