It takes a virtual village: cultural parenting from afar

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A virtual network of mothers helps an Irishwoman in Turkey raise her children by the standards she grew up with.

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Downdrafts and uplifts: far-flung reality clashes with idealized dreams

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An Irishwoman weighs the dream of life versus the reality, versus the dream of making it happen nonetheless.

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How do you say…me?

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A Brit in the Netherlands finds a foreign language is a hurdle to being true to herself in her relationships with locals, family and friends.

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What’s a global niche? The short answer

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When we discover our psychic peers and global community – fashioning a hybrid identity that honors the many worlds we belong to — we’ve found our global niche.

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Virtual reality: meshing our networked lives

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Chatting with an Internet media theorist and online psychotherapist whose interests include ‘mixed reality’, globalization and cultural theory.

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Same river, never twice: realities and atmospheres expats miss

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What do you miss most about your home country? The solid reality of family and places — or an atmosphere long since vanished?

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Essentials to living an expansive life: what we hold on to

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Remaining fluent, despite language barriers. Remembering the strength we’ve shown. Freedom to live on our own terms. The ability to integrate other cultures.

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Most affecting: 1 year later

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We’re celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile progressives, and explorers of identity.

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French ladies: how my sister and I stopped fighting by becoming foreign women

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Two West Coasters overcome their sibling rivalry — in a town of hippies, yippies and Beatniks — by channeling Continental ladies of leisure.

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