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Love Your Expat Life

Sep 30, 2021

Beliefs are just thoughts we've told ourselves over and over until they become our reality.

That can be good, like when we tell ourselves we CAN run that marathon, write that novel, start that business.

Or they can be negative and limiting, like when we say, "I can't manage that," or "This is too difficult for...

Sep 23, 2021

The disconnect between our expectations and our reality can often cause real disappointment.

We had such big dreams for our new house, our new business, our new project, only to find that the reality falls far short of our hopes. 

So what do we do? We turn to anger (and blame) or resignation — I should have known this...

Sep 16, 2021

Remember that I set a goal to be settled in my new home and my new office by the first day of my kids' school?

That involved having the house set up (mostly), the container unpacked (pretty much), and my office ready to go. I envisioned exactly what I wanted and kept moving toward it.

Do you think I made it? You'll have...

Sep 9, 2021

Isn't it funny how you never outgrow that September feeling of change and excitement and possibility? 

Even though most of us adults aren't heading back to school, the fall still feels like a time of renewal.

As I watch my boys climbing the stairs to their new school, ready to make friends and learn and grow, I am so...

Sep 2, 2021

What kind of life do you prefer? 

Perhaps you're more of a bonsai — you want a life that is orderly, purposeful, and beautiful. Or maybe you're a baobab, wanting a life that is big, messy, a little chaotic, and beautiful? Or you might be a bit of both.

No matter what, be sure you're living the life you choose, the...