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Returning Expat culture shock

This is a great article by the BBC. “Expat culture shock boomerangs in the office” A personal look at returning back to the office after years working abroad. The common experiences most of us have are well articulated. It is my hope more folks keep writing about these experiences so companies who send out expats […]

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Getting rid of the stigma; Depression

The technical definition of the word “stigma” is “a mark of infamy, a mark of disgrace.” And one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) stigmas in our society exists in the area of mental health, with struggles like addiction, depression, and certainly suicide. A discussion of the subject of suicide brings about strong reactions, sometimes […]

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Culture Shock

This is a great article highlighting the dangers of not caring for oneself. Also, the responsibility and need for organizations to provide quality support. BBC Article – Expat Culture Shock http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20130611-returning-expat-culture-shock

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The Gift of Solitude

Recently my wife visited London with her parents. Her travels overlapped with a transitional time for our family, which gifted me with some personal downtime and possibility of solitude. I am always perplexed at the beginning of unhurried time. It is almost uncomfortable. At first I anticipate the feeling of endless possibility that comes alive […]

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Ending Well

It is important to end seasons of our lives well. That can include relationships, events, transitions, jobs, small groups, etc. This process can be similar to grieving in that there can be a loss of something we enjoyed or a place we found rest. It seems healthy to end well and be intentional in how […]

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