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Beyond Borders:

Our Expat Mental Health Blog

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September 28, 2018

As fall gets underway, we can easily get lost in the shuffle of work, school, transitioning kids, unpacking from a move….. you name it. The “To-Do List” gets long and goals seem to become endless. We can easily get out-of-breath just thinking about the everyday hustle...

May 1, 2018

This question was presented to me first hand when we PCS’d back to the US for two months starting in March.  There were so many things to be done before the move that I swore I would lose my mind, but thankfully I didn’t.  We arrived in the US in late March together an...

Hello and happy Spring everyone!  This month's blog focuses on healthy couples living overseas.  A version of it was originally shared with the AAFSW community over the holiday season.  We have added content since then, inspired by our peers at the annual FIGT conferen...

February 28, 2018

Hello and happy end of February everybody!  This month's blog post is following in last month's tradition, sharing some love for another article we have written over the past year.  This one was written a few months back for the American Association of Foreign Service...

January 24, 2018

Hello and happy new year everyone!  I hope this blog post finds you all feeling excited and ready for new possibilities in 2018.  In the spirit of good spring cleaning, I was going through my work in the past year when I found several articles I would like to share.  I...

December 22, 2017

Before we launch into this month’s blog post, I would like to take a minute to say thank you.  You, the readers of this blog, have been integral to our success over this past year.  You have helped us reach people in all corners of the world, and have been an amazing s...

November 20, 2017

A few Dutch expat friends of mine recently told me about “Sinterklass.” It’s a tradition for children where they write letters to Sinterklass to inform him they moved so that he can find them at their new home. Though Sinterklass sounds a bit similar to Santa Claus, I’...

October 1, 2017

Given the events of the last few months, and most recently, the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, we would be remiss to not discuss how traumatic events affect us as expats living abroad. This topic is diverse and far-reaching, thus, I am going to write a couple of blogs f...

July 31, 2017

As far back as recorded history goes, philosophers, scholars, theologians, scientists, and pretty much everyone else on the planet have been studying happiness, how it works and how we achieve it.  It has gotten to the point in recent history where the United Nations h...

June 30, 2017

First of all, let me say that anxiety is a normal human experience. It is common for us to feel nervous, worried, or uptight when we have deadlines, schedules, or upcoming changes in our lives. This happens to everyone, regardless of who you are, how much money you h...

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