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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....