Every child once in a while is asking themselves, why they are kept getting told to clean and tidy up their room, and they wonder what does that mean.
For everyone entering a new country, in this case, the Netherlands, I always advise to get all the information you can as quickly as you can… When I arrived here in 2005, I didn’t know anyone. I was the accompanying partner, mother of a son, not really knowing […]
To be honest, I wanted to write about this topic for years, but always hesitated because I can’t find a way to talk about “to drink or not to drink”… But when a friend linked to this article on facebook, I decided it is time to write about […]
One of my favourite German Christmas carols is Stille Nacht (heilige Nacht), not only because its message and the sweet memories singing it with my parents at Christmas when I was a child, but also because there is also an Italian version of it, with the same melody, but different words. The lyrics […]
I lead several volunteer groups in the past 20 years and have helped many volunteers who were close to give up to change their way to volunteer into a more healthy one, for them, their family and the organization or group they were volunteering for. Here are 6 question you should […]
I’m very thankful that Simon Barker kindly offered to write this post for my site on this very timely topic. A lot of people are looking for a way to escape the busy and noisy city life in exchange for some fun and relaxing activities. However, if you […]
This are my reflections on a topic that matters to all accompanying partners: finding a career or a purpose during their international journey. It is the first time I write about this and putting it all “onto screen” has a very liberating effect. (warning: this is a long […]
In her latest book Reverse Culture Shock, Hélène Rybol explains the complexity of feelings we experience when going back to our home country or a country we lived before, after having spent a considerable time living in other cultures. Hélène describes her repatriation to Europe after living four […]