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...
The Challenges of Expat Life: A Psychologist’s Perspective

The Challenges of Expat Life: A Psychologist’s Perspective

There are so many emotions and phases we go through living abroad, let alone the challenges of expat life. As an expat psychologist, I see a lot of common and shared problems. In this blog post, I want to share my perspective as an expat psychologist on some of the...
Becoming an Expat: What to Expect

Becoming an Expat: What to Expect

Thinking about becoming an expat? I started on my expat journey the moment I moved from the little town I grew up in to the capital of Chile. But, the first time I started travelling was when I was when 30 was on the horizon (I was actually no more than 28). I decided...
What our emotions have to teach us

What our emotions have to teach us

As women we get so used to having to take care of people we forget how to take care of ourselves, and more importantly, don’t stop to express and take in what our emotions have to teach us. So how do we fair when it comes to managing emotions as an expat? We...