The 4 Biggest Expat Blunders and how to Avoid Making them

The 4 Biggest Expat Blunders and how to Avoid Making them

After 14 years of counseling and coaching expats, and consequently hearing my clients describe hundreds of blunders to me, I’ve come up with the 4 blunders […]

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3 Myths about Retiring Abroad Debunked

    There are many wonderful benefits to retiring abroad. Most expat retirees say the 3 greatest benefits are a lower cost of living, less stressful […]

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3 BS Facts about Expat Life  (And how to Counter them)

  In an attempt to enlighten friends and family about what being an expat is really like, here are 3 bs facts about expat life that […]

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3 Questions Expat Women Should Ask before a Move

  There are 3 major questions that every expat woman should ask before making an expat move. Whether you are being employed in the country, accompanying […]

The 4 Biggest Expat Blunders and how to Avoid Making them

3 Ways Being an Expat Made Me a Better Person

  I was going to talk about how being an expat made me a better person with tongue in cheek.   But as I started thinking about […]

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How to Ramp Up Your Expat Marriage; 3 Top Tips

  While expat life can be tremendously exciting, we all know there are stressors, which can sometimes have a negative affect on your marriage.  Here are […]

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Expat Families and the Beginning of the End-of-the-Year Blues

  For many expat families with children, February marks the beginning of the end of the school year. It’s downhill from here all the way, and […]


The Expat Women’s Shift, Part II, 3 Top Tips

  In my last article I talked about the phenomenon of The Expat Women’s Shift, where I discussed a change in focus among partnered expat women […]

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The Expat Woman Shift; a New Phenomenon

  In my psychotherapy and coaching practices with expat women, I have noticed  the expat woman shift, a new phenomenon. It represents a major departure for […]

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Intentions for the New Year

Intentions instead of Resolutions for the New Year There’s always a lot of hype this time of year about New Years Resolutions. Usually about the time […]

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Holiday Rituals for Expats help Overcome Holiday Stress

  Expats can find the holidays difficult for a variety of reasons, in which case new holiday rituals may be in order.  Establishing holiday rituals can […]

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The Recent US Election; On Being the Token American Abroad

  As I’ve talked to American expats in different parts of the world in the past 2 weeks, one theme emerges. Regarding the recent US election, […]

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Are You a Career Expat or Spouse with High Functioning Anxiety?

  Are you a career expat or spouse with have high functioning anxiety?  If so, chances are you look pretty good on the outside, get things […]

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Stress Busters for Expat Men; 4 Top Tips

What stresses expat men and what are some tips for reducing this stress? Work-related stress. At this point in time there are more expat men working […]


5 Top Tips to Help Expat Women Manage Anxiety

5 Tips to Help Expat Women Manage Anxiety Having been both an expat woman as well as a psychotherapist working with expat women all over the […]

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Depression and Expat Women; 3 Strategies

Depression and Expat Women; 3 Strategies for Overcoming Depression As a psychotherapist working online primarily with expat women and their spouses, I’ve seen my fair share […]

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The Importance of Self-Care for Expats; 4 Top Tips

  Self-care is a relatively new buzzword in psychology circles. It refers to how we take care of ourselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Some examples of […]

Impact of Positive Thinking on Expat Life

The Impact of Positive Thinking on Expat Life

The Impact of Positive Thinking on Expat Life Research in the last decade has confirmed that people who tend to think positively, in other words see […]

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3 Challenges Facing Long-Term Expats;

3 challenges of the long-term expat refers to expats who have lived for many years in the same country for a variety of reasons. For the […]

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4 Top Tips for Expat Stress Reduction this Summer

Going home for the summer can be stressful for expats, particularly if you don’t have your own home and will be staying with friends or family. […]