How Expats Can “ACT” on Their Happiness

How Expats Can “ACT” on Their Happiness

The expatriate experience is challenging. From living in a new country, adapting to different customs and cultures, to dealing with homesickness, it can be overwhelming for expats to face the challenges of living abroad. Expats who struggle can learn how to accept...
The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

Many of us come to learn about the idea of closure at some point in our lives. Whether suffering through the end of a relationship, a tragic event or losing a loved one, we are advised to find “closure.” So, as we try to go about our grieving process, we...
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,...
Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat funk is a relatively new concept for me. It is a particular English language expression, and I suspect colleagues use it to make it more relatable to a broader audience. In psychology, we call it adaptive mood reaction, reactive sadness or fatigue—even...
Coping with Expat Guilt Living Abroad

Coping with Expat Guilt Living Abroad

Living in a foreign country is a beautiful experience. Yet, it can also trigger a wide range of emotions, from anxiety to expat guilt feelings that certain people or events may reinforce. This article will take you on a journey into what it means to experience guilt...