• Part 2/2: HOW to journal to help cultural adjustment

    Last week I wrote a post on why writing a journal can help you adjust into a new culture (or back into a familiar one if you've been away). The next obvious question is -...
    Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • Part 1/2: WHY a journal can help you culturally adjust

    And no, you don't have to start it with "Dear Diary..." (though feel free). When you enter a new culture, or return to a familiar one after being away, there is a lot going on...
    Monday, May 15th, 2017
  • Would you go without a camera?

    I was recently chatting with a friend about the challenges of affluent countries sending volunteers to not-so-affluent countries. Out of that I heard one of the best lines I've come across in a while... Would...
    Monday, November 7th, 2016
  • Discipline & Goals

    “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”  - Abraham Lincoln Photo: Ales Krivec This was a quote shared in an email I received recently. Given my recent post about...
    Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • Beginning at the end

    When you travel overseas there is a decent amount of preparation to do. It can include booking flights, passports, visas, injections, packing, learning a bit of the language, researching the culture, knowing what electrical sockets...
    Sunday, January 31st, 2016
  • Dipping my toe in…

    Lots of exciting news today! First, you'll notice that my blog has undergone a couple of format changes. I NOW HAVE A LOGO! It has been something I've been meaning to create for a while,...
    Saturday, July 18th, 2015
  • Ticking off another step towards my goal

    In September my workplace had Diversity Week. Every lunchtime we had a "lunch and learn" session. I was so excited, because work gave me the opportunity to be the cross-cultural trainer for the week. My long...
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014