Tag Archives | Tough Times

What Could Go Right?

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already […]

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Mental Health

Expat Life: Saying Goodbye Well

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Sigh…  Saying goodbye is one of the hardest parts of expat life.  That’s what it’s been all about for us for the last few days. After almost three decades of goodbyes and hellos (I was an expat kid), it’s still […]

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Expat Life

Expat Life: Let’s Talk About Loneliness

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.This post is for my expat friends, the people who dream of becoming expats, and the ones who want to better understand the experiences of the expats they love. I think everyone knows that becoming an expat– moving overseas to […]

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Expat Life

10 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Funk

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.We all have our rough times, when we feel stuck, depressed or just discouraged.  I am prone to this, particularly towards the end of winter, or when I have overextended myself socially.  Sometimes, it’s a creative paralysis– I don’t feel […]

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Mental Health

Finding Unconventional Wisdom When We Need it Most

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Today I want to share a more personal story.  My hope is that some of you will read it and recieve the information, understanding, connection, or encouragement you need.  Or maybe there is someone you know of that will benefit […]

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Health

A Lunchtime Mezza for One

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.It probably comes as no surprise to you, after reading about our three day London eat-a-thon, that I am in the mood to talk about food.  In fact, I have quite a few food (and drink) posts lined up!  But […]

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Recipes

Expat Life: Let’s Talk About Alienation

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Part of the deal when choosing an expat lifestyle is being a foreigner.  It’s just a fact.  On the one hand, being a foreigner is really cool, since by definition, you are constantly discovering your new surroundings, and so your […]

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Expat Life

Raising A Glass!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Do you know what day it is today?  It is an important anniversary.  Yes, Happy One Year Anniversary Of Getting Fired, Mullins Family! After I wrote my New Year’s post about facing our fears in 2011, I thought I was […]

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Expat Life

2011: The Year We Faced Our Fears

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.As I thought about my “Year in Review” post, a lot of potential titles came to mind.  My favorite was:  2011– A Series of Unfortunate Events.  And lots of other negative-but-humorous angles.  But I couldn’t go with those, since there […]

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Expat Life

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