Coping with Adaptation & Homesickness as an Expat

Coping with Adaptation & Homesickness as an Expat

Leaving the familiar for the unknown can be both exhilarating and daunting.That’s when the problems with adaptation and homesickness start to arise. As an expat, you may find yourself caught between the longing for home and the pull of adventure. The excitement...
How to Overcome Social Anxiety in Expat Life

How to Overcome Social Anxiety in Expat Life

What’s social anxiety in expat life? Social anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues globally. As the 3rd most prevalent disorder behind depression and alcohol abuse, it affects 12% of the population – regardless of age, race, or gender. For...
Expats and Their Concept of Home

Expats and Their Concept of Home

Where is home? What is home? How do you define it? These are all questions that many of us ask at some point in our lives. Are you an expat finding home? Where is home for you? For many people, their concept of home is tied to a specific place – their...
ACT and Living Expat Life to the Fullest

ACT and Living Expat Life to the Fullest

An effective way for expats to learn how to live life to the fullest is through acceptance and commitment therapy principles. It’s easy for anyone to feel lost and alone in this big, sometimes scary world. For expats, a new foreign country can feel like a world...
The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

Many of us come to learn about the idea of closure at some point in our lives. Whether suffering through the end of a relationship, a tragic event or losing a loved one, we are advised to find “closure.” So, as we try to go about our grieving process, we...
Coping with Expat Guilt Living Abroad

Coping with Expat Guilt Living Abroad

Living in a foreign country is a beautiful experience. Yet, it can also trigger a wide range of emotions, from anxiety to expat guilt feelings that certain people or events may reinforce. This article will take you on a journey into what it means to experience guilt...
5 ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in Expat Life

5 ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in Expat Life

Do you recognize some of these situations? – You have something to say in meetings and gatherings, but you keep it to yourself because you think it is not valuable enough. – You assume that others in a specific context are more intelligent and prepared...
6 Steps for Living Abroad with Resilience

6 Steps for Living Abroad with Resilience

Living abroad can be an enriching and once in a lifetime experience. But with the excitement, there are defiantly some challenges that you might face. Some resources will prepare you for difficult times. One of them is resilience. I will explain what resilience is,...
Recognizing Anxiety: 5 signals to Bear in Mind

Recognizing Anxiety: 5 signals to Bear in Mind

Expats deal with anxiety. Yet it might be difficult recognizing it. It is the second mental health problem among expats, after depression. Being abroad and “living the life” is beautiful and a great opportunity. It also involves challenges that can trigger...
The Truth About Expat Shame

The Truth About Expat Shame

You’ve made the enormous decision to move to a new country, but you just aren’t finding the success you know you’re capable of. This situation can also lead to feeling inadequate or unworthy of love—fears underlying the feeling we know as shame. Join...
Expat Anxiety: Dealing with the Stress of Life Abroad

Expat Anxiety: Dealing with the Stress of Life Abroad

Expat Anxiety. Why is it any different from “common” anxiety? Keep reading and discover the main causes of anxiety among expats and how to cope with this uncertainty state. Instead of feeling stuck and paralyzed, start to see clearly and confidently what...
Expat Grief: Coping with Loss Living Abroad

Expat Grief: Coping with Loss Living Abroad

The worst fear of all expats is losing someone you love while you are abroad. To face Expat Grief. We live with this fear; we try coping with it as well as we can. Stay on the present, mindfulness. We visit home as often as we can and seize every opportunity we have...
On your way to Expat Acceptance

On your way to Expat Acceptance

My series “all about expat emotions” is not only about the unpleasant ones like envy or frustration. Although if you follow me for a while, you are familiar with my convictions: “You are allowed to feel the way you do”, and “emotions are...
Shout your Expat Frustration Away

Shout your Expat Frustration Away

You had something in your home country. Probably a good career. A great social life. An amazing supportive family. You knew where to go when you or someone you love needed something. Who to call. Where to complain. As expats, we usually start lots of things again....
Podcast – Expat Loneliness

Podcast – Expat Loneliness

Season 3, Episode 15 of the Expat Cast       Audio from The Expat Cast – All Rights reserved to The Expat Cast The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and we’re all getting lonelier. The normal November blues are made...