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One of the absolutely best aspects of the internet is the ability to find all kinds of information at your fingertips. Those of you who remember life before the ‘world wide web’ know exactly what I mean; those younger can just roll your eyes and skip the next paragraph. It continually amazes me that you can […]

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    Congratulations to cyber friend and talented writer Anne O’Connell who has just done what only a small percentage of people ever do: write a book and have it published! Despite being launched just two days ago, Anne’s book, @Home in Dubai: Getting Connected Online and On the Ground, is now the must-have book for […]

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  Is it any wonder that writers read and readers often write? We enjoy getting lost between the pages of a book, drawn into the world created by the author. We’re enthralled with the intoxicating power of the written word. One of the best books I had the pleasure of encountering this year was A […]

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The following is a guest post from my lovely friend and fellow co-author of Turning Points: 25 Inspiring Stories From Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Turned Their Careers and Their Lives Around (Kate Cobb, editor, Summertime Publishing, 2011), Sarah Koblow. Sarah lives with her family in Doha, Qatar and blogs at Count Only Sunny Hours. You can catch […]

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It’s finally here. Today is Tuesday, November 1st. As I mentioned a couple days ago in And What Might YOUR Turning Point Be?, today also happens to be the global book launch of Turning Points: 25 Inspiring Stories From Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Turned Their Careers and Their Lives Around. The book concept is the […]

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Ever have one of those days, weeks or even months where you are so busy you can barely see straight? Where you absolutely, positively must keep a note pad near you at all times to capture the overflow of thoughts and reminders sloshing around in your brain? Well, I’ve been having an entire season like that. […]

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Recently I had the opportunity to read the latest book by author Matt Krause, a mid-life memoir entitled A Tight Wide-open Space: Finding Love in a Muslim Land (Delridge Press, 2011). Matt was a happily single, well-traveled, successful thirty-something businessman living in Seattle when he encountered a beautiful, intriguing woman on a flight from California to Hong […]

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Each of us harbors a dream, a fiercely held flame of hope and desire that burns quietly yet brightly deep within us. It can be something we’d like to do or see or experience, someone we’ve always wanted to meet, somewhere we really want to visit. Or something we create. Often we hold it as a secret. […]

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Last month, some of you Adventurers may recall that I wrote about Julia Simens’ insightful book Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child. While interviewing Julia I had asked a few questions about how she went about writing her book. As someone in the early throes of trying to write a book, I can tell you that […]

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I was going to share Part IV of the five-part series I wrote on Emotional Resilience in Expat Life, but because it ran a little long, the great folks over at I Am Expat made the good decision to break it into two parts when they published it. So today you get Part i of Part […]

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Today I’m interviewing Julia Simens, newly published author of the outstanding book Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Tips and Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family.* I’m going to come right out and tell you that I think highly of this book. I believe Julia has written a very important work that will […]

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I’ve been working on a five-part series on Emotional Resilience in Expat Life, and a couple days ago the second article, on Transitions & Change, was published on I Am Expat. As mentioned previously, emotional resilience is generally defined as being able to deal with and adapt to whatever challenges, setbacks and unpleasant curve balls […]

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Well here we go. As mentioned briefly in an earlier post, I’ve been busy working on a five-part series entitled ‘Emotional Resilience in Expat Life.’ The first article, ‘Identity and the Expat’ debuted today on I Am Expat. I’m sharing it with you here on my blog because I believe that emotional resilience is important to […]

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I’ve written about Jo Parfitt before, but for new adventurers I’d like to share that Jo is a five-time British expat (Oman, Dubai, back to UK, Norway and The Netherlands) who has carved out the most amazing career as what I term a ‘serial entrepreneur extraordinaire’. This is one savvy woman: author (27 books, with her first […]

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