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[expat resource] The best expat blogs from Spain

[expat resource] The best expat blogs from Spain

InsidersAbroad.com, a quarterly e-zine dedicated to English-speaking expats in Spain, France and Italy, recently shared their favourite blogs by expats in Spain. Included on the list are two authors featured here on Expat Bookshop: Matthew Hirtes, Going Local in Gran Canaria and Simon Harris, Going Native in Catalonia. If you enjoy reading blogs that reflect on (expat) life in Spain, take a look at InsidersAbroad.com’s favourites here – and find the follow-up list here. Another of our favourites is Nick Snelling, the founder of www.culturespain.com and author of numerous Spain-based...

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[book FAQs] The making of Pixie the donkey

[book FAQs] The making of Pixie the donkey

Emmanuelle Payot Karpathakis has written two charming storybooks to help young children deal with relocating, whether nationally or internationally. In Pixie’s New Home and Pixie’s Holidays, Pixie the donkey is the central character who tries to understand the emotions that come about during the family’s move. At Expat Bookshop, we’re always curious to step  inside an author’s head. For example: Why did this relocation coach decided to write stories for young kids? And why a donkey? What was Emmanuelle’s favourite childhood character? So we were thrilled...

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[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

Vivian Chiona, psychologist and founder of online counselling services Expat Nest, recently picked up a copy of Linda A Janssen’s The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures (Summertime Publishing, 2013). She had this to say about the book: “This is … a comprehensive guide on how to develop emotional resilience as an expat. … [Emotional resilience] is a topic close to my heart and one that is not widely acknowledged or discussed among expats. Yet it is key to understanding and overcoming many an expat challenge.” (See Vivian’s...

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Expat Bookshop… 12 seasons later

Expat Bookshop… 12 seasons later

It’s been 3 years since Expat Bookshop was founded, so we took a moment to reflect… Just in case you didn’t already know it, Expat Bookshop is an online portal specialising in books by expats for expats. We aim to showcase the work of expat authors, connect expats around the world, and offer a dynamic set of resources and tools for expats to turn to. THINGS WE’RE CELEBRATING Expat Bookshop is the only portal specialising in books by expats for expats. In only 3 months, www.expatbookshop.com had received a Google PR (page rank) of 3. The bookshop hosts 76 authors (excluding contributors...

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Counsellor Lois J Bushong on understanding depression in Third Culture Kids…

Counsellor Lois J Bushong on understanding depression in Third Culture Kids…

In her latest blog, counsellor, adjunct professor and author Lois J Bushong, discusses the challenges in understanding TCK depression, for both the TCK and the therapist.   “A major problem in trying to understand what might be causing depression for those who have been globally mobile is one simple fact, the consequence of their highly mobile lifestyle. Their lives are often so rich and filled with privilege; they and those around them don’t see how they could have a reason to be depressed. Many don’t have the usual markers (family history of depression, a traumatic event, ongoing...

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Catch this repatriation workshop for children of Foreign Service Professionals (Virginia, US)

Catch this repatriation workshop for children of Foreign Service Professionals (Virginia, US)

This weekend, Maryam Afnan Ahmad, co-author of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions (Summertime Publishing 2012) will be facilitating a creative, interactive workshop for repatriating students of middle school age for the Foreign Service Youth Foundation. The workshop is designed to help repatriating 6–8th graders develop strategies for adjusting to middle school life while connecting with other peers from the FSYF. (Registration details: www.fsyf.org/event-1709718)   Middle School Re-entry Program: Taking Charge! Date: Sunday 24th August Time: 14:00–16:45  Location: Oakwood Falls...

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Books

Robin Pascoe, A Broad Abroad

Robin Pascoe, A Broad Abroad

  Broad Abroad: The Expat Wife’s Guide to Successful Living Abroad Comforting and irreverent, encouraging and practical, Robin Pascoe’s book for...

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Robin Pascoe, A Moveable Marriage

Robin Pascoe, A Moveable Marriage

  A Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It Canadian journalist Robin...

 
 
Robin Pascoe, Homeward Bound

Robin Pascoe, Homeward Bound

  Homeward Bound: A Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation Like the move overseas, the move home...

 
 
Paul Allen, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Paul Allen, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Moving to a new country is certainly not as hard as it may seem, but it does take a concrete...

 
 
Natalie Tollenaere, The Art of Possibilities

Natalie Tollenaere, The Art of Possibilities

The Art of Possibilities: Creating our path in an international mobile life Natalie is a bilingual...

 
 
Jeanne Heinzer, Living Your Best Life Abroad

Jeanne Heinzer, Living Your Best Life Abroad

How can you live your best life abroad? The practical stuff is easy. You can handle things...

 
 
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Book reviews

[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

Vivian Chiona, psychologist and founder of online counselling services Expat Nest, recently picked up a copy of Linda A Janssen’s The Emotionally Resilient...

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“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

It’s always interesting from both a professional and personal perspective for one expat author...

 
 
Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

In an article on The Displaced Nation, Lindsay de Feliz’s Dominican Republic based memoir What About...

 
 
Reviews of some of the latest expat books…

Reviews of some of the latest expat books…

Blogger Dounia Bertuccelli recently reviewed The Stress-Free Guide to Studying In The States: A Step-by-Step...

 
 
Five of the best expat books about “the global family”

Five of the best expat books about “the global family”

The latest version (March/April) of Global Living Magazine – “a luxury lifestyle magazine for...

 
 
“A truly remarkable character, and it’s only right that her story is told”

“A truly remarkable character, and it’s only right that her story is told”

Read the full review of Passage to Persia on ExpatArrivals.com here.This is what writer Kim Ciftci...

 
 
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[expat resource] The best expat blogs from Spain

Insiders Abroad shares their favourite blogs by expats in Spain. Included on the list are Matthew Hirtes (Going Local in Gran Canaria) and Simon Harris (Going Native in Catalonia).

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[book FAQs] The making of Pixie the donkey

Emmanuelle Payot Karpathakis, relocation coach and author of “Pixie’s New Home” and “Pixie’s Holidays” (Summertime Publishing) answers some FAQs.

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[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

Vivian Chiona, psychologist and founder of online counselling services Expat Nest, reviews “The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures” (Summertime Publishing (2013) by Linda A Janssen.

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Robin Pascoe, A Broad Abroad

Comforting and irreverent, encouraging and practical, Robin Pascoe’s “A Broad Abroad” (Expatriate Press Limited, 2009) is an honest account of the challenges of following a partner’s career overseas.

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Robin Pascoe, A Moveable Marriage

“A Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It” (Expatriate Press Limited, 2003) by Robin Pascoe looks at modern-day marriage when it hits the road.

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Robin Pascoe, Homeward Bound

“Homeward Bound: A Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation” (Expatriate Press Limited, 2000) by Robin Pascoe helps spouses and their families create new, meaningful lives when they repatriate.

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Paul Allen, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” (Bookshaker, 2010) by Paul Allen helps you make that decision, and points you firmly in the right direction to not only move but live successfully in your new home.

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Natalie Tollenaere, The Art of Possibilities

“The Art of Possibilities: Creating our path in an international mobile life” (Summertime Publishing, 2010) by artist and author Natalie Tollenaere is a creative journey that helps internationally mobile individuals and families develop life skills for life on the move.

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Jeanne Heinzer, Living Your Best Life Abroad

Jeanne Heinzer teaches us how to flourish abroad in “Living Your Best Life Abroad” (Summertime Publishing, 2009)

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Expat Bookshop… 12 seasons later

Expat Bookshop celebrates its 3-year anniversary!

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