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Love Your Expat Life

Jan 20, 2022

As anyone who's ever made a New Year's resolution will tell you, real and lasting change is HARD.

Despite our intentions, resolutions rarely "stick," and in this episode, I'll share the reasons why the gym crowd starts to thin starting about now. 

I'll also share how you can shift your mindset to have more realistic...

Jan 13, 2022

When moving means letting go of a career you love, are you simply stuck with the loss?

Definitely not! Of course, letting go of something you love isn’t easy, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to take a step back, gain some perspective, and explore a new path — if you approach it with that mindset.

In this...

Jan 6, 2022

For most (if not all) of us, there's a gap between the life we're living and the life we want to live; between the person we are and the person we want to be. And we see that as a problem.

But the gap isn't the problem. The problem is the feelings we have that drive us to do things, to take actions that move us away from...

Dec 30, 2021

What does it mean to have "emotional agency"? 

Emotional agency means knowing that the only emotions I have control over are my own. This is an important lesson for children, because then they understand they are not responsible for making their parents happy or sad.

This is not the same as giving them permission to...

Dec 23, 2021

For many of us, it's the season of gift-giving. This week I invite you to give your children a truly beautiful gift: their emotions.

Too often, we're taught to swallow our feelings, and that, if we're feeling negative emotions such as shame and disappointment, we're doing something wrong. 

Adults struggle with accepting...