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As mentioned in Under Construction, I hope you’ll join me as I navigate the re-entry stage in our repatriation journey. Every three months I’ll share a series of ‘snapshot’ blog posts about the particulars of building a new life from scratch, filed under the post category Re-entry Reality. I’ll look at everything from making a home, engaging socially, staying […]

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Earlier this year I introduced Expats A to Z,  a new series of posts about the little things that can make a difference in how we approach some of the challenges and experiences of expat life. I’m talking about those qualities and traits that we can nurture within us not only to simply survive but thrive […]

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Time again for another Riveting Expat Read in which I shine the spotlight on a new (or new to me) book in this varied and rapidly growing niche. There has been a slow but steadily expanding upsurge in books written by and for expats/global nomads/TCKs which examine life lived cross-culturally, and we are all the richer […]

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It happened again. A little more than a week ago I was over at a friend’s blog, reading a post that got me thinking. The good ones always do. They intrigue and inspire, prod and provoke, query and occasionally even quarrel. A sign of a good post? For me, it’s the ones that stay on […]

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Last week I was away spending some well deserved time alone with Husband, Son and Daughter. After the hectic and emotionally draining summer we’ve had, it was nice to enjoy the sun, surf and sand on Captiva Island in southern Florida. It was good for us to reconnect as a family, relaxing individually and collectively as one day […]

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Lately I’ve been busy working on my book about the importance of emotional resilience in expat life. I won’t kid you: it’s been, well, challenging to try to cover the full range of issues I believe are important, and to address them in a fitting manner. Especially when real life continually intervenes. Sheesh, what’s up with that? Still, I’m […]

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The other evening Daughter and I were sitting in the family room, just relaxing together. I was reading a historical mystery written by a friend (more on that in another post) while Daughter was catching up on Facebook. ‘Wow, sometimes Kaia can really go off on a rant,’ she said, turning to me. ‘But you […]

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Recently I was privy to a discussion among expats about adages and sage proverbs from various countries around the world. Well-worn cultural wisdom, if you will. Those sayings we all hear from our parents and grandparents, or are so steeped in earnestness and simple truth that they become part of each culture’s psyche. It got […]

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