Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Custom creative: the making of an authentic indie life

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To live authentically individual lives we need to embrace the parts of ourselves that don’t fit anywhere. Web tools, techniques and technology for cultural creatives and mobile progressives.

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The Global Niche muse: out of place and mistress of her domain

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A whimsical pioneer woman peering out from her own personal compass is the muse for GlobalNiche‘s work-life initiative, embodying creative self enterprise for the global soul.

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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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My global niche: an interview with Today’s Zaman newspaper

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For a series on expat success stories in a national English-language newspaper, I tell Brooks Emerson how a sense of place has inspired my sense of self.

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About this site: making the psychic limbo of global citizens a productive state

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Why do you need our help? Because liminal life is a bittersweet limbo — coming, going, never quite arriving. expat+HAREM embraces the unmoored and central reality of our globetrotting, multicultural, hybrid times.

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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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Social media as self actualization: how has it launched you?

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As social networking renders overseas professional women visible and relevant, it’s a powerful tool of self-actualization.

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Is GlobalNiche for me?

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Feel like a fish out of water, surrounded by the ‘wrong’ culture?
Juggling all your different worlds, family, friends, work, countries, languages, timezones?
Disadvantaged by where you are, out of touch with important things happening elsewhere?
Losing ground in your profession or education?
Trouble keeping favorite parts of yourself a daily presence?
Invisible and wish the world would notice you?
Stuck and yearn to reinvent yourself?

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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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