When Things Don’t Feel Normal: Coping with Crisis

  I wrote a version of this post and recently posted it on my Facebook page but I think it deserves a longer article. I don’t think I’ve ever written a more important blog post. If you take nothing else from this post I want you to know this: we, collectively, are in crisis. Which … Continue reading When Things Don’t Feel Normal: Coping with Crisis

Gauging Stress

  In a previous post I talked about stress and being “a pot that boils over”. I’m not an expert in stress management but I am an expert in being stressed out, and I’m always looking for a way be less stressed out and overwhelmed. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I am trying … Continue reading Gauging Stress

American Thanksgiving

November is here and it brings with it one of the most important American holidays-Thanksgiving! If you’re not familiar with it, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving to commemorate the first Thanksgiving feast between the Puritan settlers and the Native American Indians. The Puritans were a group of people who were persecuted for their religious practices in England. … Continue reading American Thanksgiving

Distress Tolerance: When Your Pot Boils Over

Have you ever found yourself in frustrating situation in which your reaction was bigger or harsher than the situation deserved and wondered later why you acted that way? Me too. You all know those people, they are seemingly unflappable and cool as cucumbers, they seem to handle their children in public situations with ease, navigate … Continue reading Distress Tolerance: When Your Pot Boils Over

Life as a TCK 25 years later

I’ve started this post several times but never knew exactly where to begin. Where, exactly, is the beginning? Where am I in the process of self discovery? Will I ever have a strong sense of cultural identity or will it always be a constant struggle? It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I … Continue reading Life as a TCK 25 years later