Handling Expat Homesickness: Find Connection and Prosper Abroad

Handling Expat Homesickness: Find Connection and Prosper Abroad

Homesickness is often thought of as a longing for the familiar comforts of home—the taste of a favorite dish cooked by your mum, the smell of a childhood bedroom, or the familiar faces of loved ones. But what about expat homesickness? For many expats, homesickness...
Empowering Expats: Navigating Burnout and Setting Boundaries

Empowering Expats: Navigating Burnout and Setting Boundaries

We face a unique set of challenges as expats. As an expat psychologist deeply immersed in the experiences of navigating the many demanding roles of their expat life, it’s essential to shine a light on the critical aspects of recognizing expat burnout and...
Culture, Language, and Friendship: The Expat’s Dilemma

Culture, Language, and Friendship: The Expat’s Dilemma

I’ve always been fascinated by human behavior and how people react, act, think, and feel. It’s a puzzle. Even now. I’ve met so many people and I’ve worked with so many people, but still amazes me how we react under given circumstances or under...
Loneliness as an Expat: Finding Authentic Connections Abroad

Loneliness as an Expat: Finding Authentic Connections Abroad

Moving abroad is an exhilarating adventure filled with new experiences and opportunities. However, amidst the excitement, there is often an underlying loneliness, the need for connection and a sense of belonging. Especially as an expat you’re often trying to...
The Power of Community in Expat Life

The Power of Community in Expat Life

Why is it community in expat life so darn important? One of the longest-running studies at Harvard dealt with a question we’ve all thought about at least once in our lives: what’s the key to happiness? The answer they found wasn’t money or fame, it was relationships....
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...