Christmas Alone in the City of Lights

It is getting near that time of year. The lights are up but not yet turned on. Decorations are spanning the width and length of the avenues, silently waiting to glow and light the cold wintery nights. It can’t be far away now. Your thoughts...Read More

Resilience in a Challenging World

Paris feeling the heart of the world, supporting and caressing it during a historically heart breaking, difficult week. The bloody attack to Frances sense of Liberty was shaken to its roots with the “Je suis Charlie” massacre. Yet just some days later the people of France from...Read More

New Year Reflections

The new calendar year approaches, the television, radio and social media are intent on not letting the end of the year pass without a grand farewell. What were your thoughts as 2013 was drawing to a close?  Were you celebrating the end of the year or...Read More

Kindness In The City

Paris is a delightfully beautiful city, it can however also be an astonishingly  challenging city, everyone seemingly going about their business with no regard of others or their call of need. I have heard and read many a story where people have been in need of help and found the...Read More

The Ever Changing Expatriate Emotional Barometer

The expatriate life is filled with many experiences, both delightful and challenging. Most will fill you with a wondrous, happy emotional state. Others will be bumpy, inducing a negative mood.  This see-sawing of emotions as you navigate the expatriate life’s challenges and delights can be tiresome, it may induce insecurity, tap away...Read More