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...
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,...
Three Types of Loneliness and How They Impact Expats

Three Types of Loneliness and How They Impact Expats

Most of us can identify with what loneliness feels like. Whether it is a brief period of isolation or something more prolonged, a lack of social interaction can lead to mental health complications, such as depression and anxiety. Loneliness is especially a challenge...
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...
Expat Friendships: Meaningful Connections Abroad

Expat Friendships: Meaningful Connections Abroad

Finding Friendships as Expats is challenging. We struggle in search of people we can feel attached and connected. Sometimes we even find some “prospects” and then have second thoughts about it (or the other way around). Join me in this article and discover...