Compassion in action is the best way to describe the purpose of this month’s entrepreneur. After moving from Washington DC to Latin America, Nina Logan Smith knew her career abroad had to be a meaningful one. Now living in the Middle East, Nina is making an impact in the lives of cats and people around her. This is her story.Read More
As expats, we’re fortunate to travel extensively and to meet many people from all walks of life. At the same time, it is easy for us to stay with the same crowd and miss out on opportunities to connect with other circles. In other words: we stay in the bubble.
In this week’s blog, I share 4 ideas to help you spend time outside the expat comfort zone. Are there local festivals or religious ceremonies that are open to the public? Is there a cause that interests you that could help you connect with local organizations? Check these out!Read More
Living overseas makes us stronger and wiser in different levels. Though it is usually the challenges that help us grow the most. No country, I assume, comes without its own set of challenges. Living as an expat who is constantly on the move is part of it.
In this month’s interview with American photographer and designer Monique Kovacs Nathan, we will talk about how leaving behind a promising career in California helped her find a new purpose to help disadvantaged children in Nepal and how spending time to cultivate her passion for creativity was a gift she would forever treasure. This is her story. It is sure to inspire you.Read More
Up to a few of months ago, I would start my mornings with my alarm clock (on my phone) and I’d check my phone right away while still in bed. I couldn’t wait to find out about all the news from my friends abroad, check my Instagram account and even read the news. By the time I got out of bed, I already felt rushed, had little time to eat and get ready, and not to mention I would neglect the morning walks with my elderly dog as I had no time. It was only 9 a.m. and I felt irritated, stressed and short of patience. Here’s what I did to change that.
With these 5 easy tips, you’ll make your mornings more enjoyable (and calm).Read More
By being more present in our daily non-digital worlds and seeing all the things we can be grateful for, we will find more contentment and joy. And when we stop comparing ourselves and our lives to the feeds of other people, we will be more contempt knowing that what we have today is not only good enough but precious.
Here are five tips on how to be happy and content in a busy social world without having to give up social media completely.Read More
It is not easy to leave behind your career, your colleagues as well as your financial independence when you follow your partner to pursue their career around the world. However; one of the privileges of living a nomadic lifestyle is that it enriches your life in a myriad of ways that have nothing to do with what you do for a living.
So how do you get to meet other interesting people when you’re not working a 9-5 pm job? Here are five ideas on how to get to know other expats outside an office environment.Read More
Indian entrepreneur Nausheen Shaikh shares her story on how gratifying it is to pursue your passions when you live overseas and the opportunities this lifestyle brings.
Her love for handmade paper designs started from an early age. It wasn’t until she moved to Jordan that she had the opportunity to pursue it on a daily basis. Read on to find inspiration on how creativity can be very fulfilling but how it can also connect you to others as well.Read More
There are definitely challenges and opportunities when you live overseas or faraway from your hometown. In my personal journey I had to learn to choose a positive pair of glasses to really look beyond the things I didn't like. And to be honest, it is a constant practice, one that I forget often times.
Are you considering moving abroad or starting anew at a different country or city? Is your work or personal journey taking you somewhere far? If you're changing homes, whether it is for the first time or the fifth, you will find helpful honest answers in this post.Read More