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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Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

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As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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Mapping the imagination: making sense of your worldview

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Moving abroad and having to live in a world she only imagined, a mapmaker’s art changes.

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No-divorce expat: a mixed identity becomes permanent

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Being a foreigner in Mexico and Turkey I had a heightened sense that was a participant in my own life. That didn’t change when I returned to the US.

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Parents of the Third Culture: where to retire, when all the world is home?

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Quandary my globe-trotting American mother is now facing, along with former global civil servants, foreign service members and longtime expats: Third Culture retirement.

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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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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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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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Great White People Book Club: stumbling on our false cosmopolitanism

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Global thinkers must navigate and find a way to bridge worlds that might make only a sinister kind of sense.

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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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