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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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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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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Being grounded is overrated: getting distance from the inner you

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By putting some distance between me and my center of gravity, I have room to be in a wider orbit around the inner me.

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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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Bridge of folk art: mastering an intercultural skill

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I’m native in the Japanese language and love the country but it took the folk art Etegami to help bridge the divide.

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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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