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....
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...
Gaslighting and its Effects on Expat Couples

Gaslighting and its Effects on Expat Couples

When someone is gaslighting in relationships, they say or do things to make others feel like the problem is their fault. Gaslighting is a common form of emotional abuse that can happen in any relationship, but it’s especially tough when the message must work...
Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

From all the expectations and demands of moving to a foreign country, it’s hard to be an expat who is not high achieving so burnout in high-achieving expats is commonplace. After all, most people don’t say yes to an opportunity like this, only to live an...
How Living Abroad Affects Our Self-Esteem

How Living Abroad Affects Our Self-Esteem

In our home country, we knew what to expect, how to get around, and how to communicate. Until one day, we make the big decision to live in someone else’s native country, and even the simple things we thought we were masters of, like getting to the grocery store,...
Letting Go is Essential for Expat Life

Letting Go is Essential for Expat Life

One of the most necessary things you will ever do as an expat living abroad is letting go when you need to. Whether people, places, or things, the ability to let go can determine the extent to which you can embrace your new life with open arms. When you move abroad,...
How Cognitive Distortions Affect Our Life Abroad

How Cognitive Distortions Affect Our Life Abroad

Cognitive distortions are habitual ways of thinking that cause us to view reality in negative ways. These inaccurate thought patterns dictate the way we interpret events in our daily life. Though people often develop cognitive distortions from prolonged and severely...
3 Reasons to Stop Comparing to Other Expats

3 Reasons to Stop Comparing to Other Expats

Living abroad, it is almost inevitable that we start comparing to other expats. In our expat journey, we may ask ourselves… How can she have so many friends as I’ve been trying for so long, and nothing has happened? Why did she get a promotion if she is a...
Stop Toxic Positivity Living Abroad

Stop Toxic Positivity Living Abroad

Toxic Positivity is a reality in our expat life. Phrases such as “Why can’t you just be happy?” or “At least you get to live abroad” are far from having a positive effect. On the contrary, it can be damaging because it disregards our...
4 Must-Do’s to Navigate your Multilingual Relationship

4 Must-Do’s to Navigate your Multilingual Relationship

Misunderstandings are usual in all kinds of relationships: with your partner, family, friends and colleagues. However, when this is a multilingual relationship and you have to communicate in a language that is not your mother tongue, the challenges are even more...
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...
5 ideas to Protect our Mental Health as Expat Entrepreneurs

5 ideas to Protect our Mental Health as Expat Entrepreneurs

The freedom, having control of your time and your decisions. Taking care of our mental health as expat entrepreneurs is pivotal to succeed. Being a business owner is the dream of many expats. It’s filled with beautiful highlights, but also with challenges and...
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,...
7 Ideas to Make the Best of Spending Holidays Away From Family

7 Ideas to Make the Best of Spending Holidays Away From Family

Spending time away from family and loved ones is always a tricky situation to cope with. As expats, we navigate this as we can, often by traveling home or being visited by our friends or family for the holidays. But with our current travel climate, it could be...
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...