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When I travel, I choose to ignore the American tendency to hammer out every last travel detail before leaving home. Why go if there’s no room for adventure?

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A former officer in the U.S. Navy-turned expat discovers life design is necessary for expat women as military personnel transitioning to civilian life

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personal compass by AAshman

To become the global citizens we truly are, we need to find our place in the world — a psychic solution to our global identity crisis. We call it psychic location independence.

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Post image for Decomposing self: misplacing your most valuable expatriate possession

Life abroad can test our sense of self. Realizing we’re part of an adventuress continuum can restore it.

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Post image for Stepping onto a larger stage: how to actualize your worldview

expat+HAREM loves to consider how our mindset changes our place in the world. Talking with wise living coach Tara Sophia Mohr about actualizing our larger worldview.

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Post image for Is that a pain cry? What we want to hear about death

Can grief-illiterate Americans grieve in public — and out loud? Restricting who we talk to about death can cut us off from people unafraid to hear about it, perhaps those even able to console us.

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Post image for Links of interest: wanderlistas and meanderthals in nomadtopia

Looking at the latest labels for who we are, what we do and how we live.

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Post image for Nasty ex machina: the cultural, political and religious roots of bad service

Russia’s bad customer service is both a stereotype, and has deep cultural, political and religious roots.

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Post image for Book club study guide: Tales from the Expat Harem

The title of the book is purposefully anachronistic and titillating. What was your initial response to it? Have the tales made you consider trying a life in a foreign culture?

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