What is your safe place?

One of the struggles of being an expat is the constant need to establish a new sense of belonging every time we change our cultural environment.   We are constantly challenged with feeling like an outsider in our new life and even in our home country.  We are left feeling as though we belong everywhere and... Continue Reading →


My first, post overseas was in Porto, Alegre, Brazil.  I am not a language person, but after three years living there I fell in love with Portuguese and the Brazilian culture. Of all the languages, I attempted to learn Portuguese was my favorite. During this time, I discovered my favorite Portuguese word, Saudade. When I left... Continue Reading →

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