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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Frozen roots: immigrant community stuck in time

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When a Turk raised in a conservative Brooklyn emigrant community studies in Istanbul she realizes progress comes from a community, not a location.

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Travel as way of life: when traveling nature finds its full expression

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Travel used to be a special occasion. Then I became an expat and a global business traveler — the full expression of my traveler nature?

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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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Waking up Hausfrau: the secret of the Swiss

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I moved to Switzerland so my husband could advance his career. Overnight, I went from a 28-year-old American career woman to a Swiss Hausfrau.

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Strategic love: the embassy of intercultural marriage

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If marriage is the smallest unit of a community, then cross-cultural couples are ambassadors, peace-makers, and change-agents.

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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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Death at a distance: finding solace abroad

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When you live a global life, how do you cope with death-at-a-distance?

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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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Cultural jet lag: the effect of occupying multiple personas

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“Iranian by birth, French by citizenship and American by residence” is how my grandfather encapsulated 10-year old me. What does that make my daughter?

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