Psychic location independence: optimizing life in spite of where you are

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Most of us cannot go somewhere on the ground where all our people and our perfect lifestyle exist. We must find that psychically — call it our “global niche”.

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Unlikely associations: is it a sell-out to socialize with insiders?

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Sometimes this expat has felt like a duplicitous sell-out for socializing with people she normally would not.

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

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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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Food communion: finding lost rituals

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A global nomad now back in the USA misses the special status of food.

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No 40 years of friendship: the mass market distorts traditional hospitality

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Tourists in Istanbul’s shopping Mecca have been so traumatized they can no longer distinguish an invitation from an inquisition.

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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Ring my bell: finding resonance with hybrid creatives

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What comes first, the hybrid self or the hybrid life? Are our most resonant peers made or born?

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Magical thinking: reaping results of our invisible ties

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When we invest in relationships and work in tandem with others our results can seem like magic. Sometimes even black magic.

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