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Author’s invitation to pay attention in the present moment

Author’s invitation to pay attention in the present moment

In her latest blog, psychotherapist and author Laura J Stephens (An Inconvenient Posting: An Expat Wife’s Memoir of Lost Identity) discusses the role mindfulness can play in building happiness, reducing stress and improving concentration. She writes:  “… Life can be so challenging and complex and we all experience suffering in different ways; physically, emotionally or spiritually. This can lead to a sense of disconnecting from ourselves. Mindfulness can help us to tune in and reconnect with our inner space; that might be our own subconscious or simply the ongoing internal dialogue...

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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 Plan for International Students (Summertime Publishing 2013) by Toni Summers Hargis [see author bio; right].   Bertuccelli had this to say: “[The] book is straightforward and easy to follow, with excellent tips, warnings and further reading provided throughout every chapter. It’s ideal for anyone unfamiliar with U.S. colleges or those simply looking for a helpful guide. Applying to colleges can be very stressful and Hargis knows how to make it easier. If you’re thinking...

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Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

      B at Home: Emma Moves Again Emma is only ten years old, but has already moved twice. Now, her parents are telling her the family is moving again. She’s furious, sad, nervous, and a little excited, all at the same time. Unsure of how to tackle these conflicting emotions, she turns to B, her faithful teddy bear. While trying to come to terms with the challenges of another move, what Emma really wants is just to ‘be at home’. As the journeys of Emma and B unfold, home changes once again, but home also begins to take on a new meaning that Emma can take with her wherever...

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New book on family relocation speaks a language young TCKs can understand

New book on family relocation speaks a language young TCKs can understand

In Best Practices in School Psychology (2002), professor of psychology Frederic J. Medway notes that relocating can be more difficult for those family members, such as the accompanying spouse and children, who have the least choice in the decision. But how does a parent, educator or counsellor prepare a young TCK for a move in a way that makes sense to him/her? In B at Home: Emma Moves Again, author Valérie Besanceney employs a novel tool: a trusted teddy bear who dispenses both wisdom and advice to his young charge.  B AT HOME: EMMA MOVES AGAIN by Valérie Besanceney B at Home tells the story...

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Is it time to make a video for your book?

Is it time to make a video for your book?

If you’re a published (or soon-to-be published) author, have you considered making a short video trailer or introduction to your book? A number of authors featured on Expat Bookshop have done it; see for example editor Jo Parfitt’s Forced to Fly and Lynne Harkes’s Spinach Soup for the Walls. (Read the thinking behind the latter’s video in a previous post.) More recently, Véronique Martin-Place has published a video in which she chats about Finding Your Feet In Chicago: The Essential Guide for Expat Families (Summertime Publishing 2012).  Catch the video here.  Arielle...

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Free kids’ activities from the authors of “Slurping Soup and Other Confusions”

Free kids’ activities from the authors of “Slurping Soup and Other Confusions”

If you haven’t already bought Slurping Soup and Other Confusions and would like a preview, take advantage of the four FREE chapters, including activities, offered here.  Slurping Soup and Other Confusions: True stories and activities to help third culture kids during transition  (Summertime Publishing 2012) is aimed at 3- to 12-year-old global nomads. The book is rather unique as it is a cross-border collaboration among six mothers of TCKs, namely Maryam Afnan Ahmad, Cherie Emigh, Ulrike Gemmer, Bárbara Menezes, Kathryn Tonges and Lucinda Willshire. Read more about the book here.   var...

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Books

Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

      B at Home: Emma Moves Again Emma is only ten years old, but has already moved twice. Now, her parents are telling her the family is moving...

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Jo Parfitt, Release The Book Within

Jo Parfitt, Release The Book Within

Release the Book Within Isn’t it time you let that book out? If you’ve been thinking...

 
 
Trisha Carter & Rachel Yates, Finding Home Abroad

Trisha Carter & Rachel Yates, Finding Home Abroad

Finding Home Abroad: A guided journal for adapting to life overseas Let’s be honest: expat...

 
 
Margaret A Frame, Passage to Persia

Margaret A Frame, Passage to Persia

Passage to Persia, by Margaret A Frame   Passage to Persia: Writings of an American doctor...

 
 
Jo Parfitt, Find Your Passion (2nd ed)

Jo Parfitt, Find Your Passion (2nd ed)

Find Your Passion: 20 Tips And 20 Tasks For Finding Work That Makes Your Spirit Soar When will...

 
 
Jo Parfitt, Expat Entrepreneur

Jo Parfitt, Expat Entrepreneur

Expat Entrepreneur: How to create and maintain your own portable career anywhere in the world Tens...

 
 
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Book reviews

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 Plan for International Students (Summertime Publishing...

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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...

 
 
Which careers are in your suitcase?

Which careers are in your suitcase?

Jennifer Richardson, author of expat memoir Americashire: A Field Guide to Marriage, has been mulling...

 
 
“Exotic location + great food + expat life makes this a great book”…

“Exotic location + great food + expat life makes this a great book”…

… writes Cathy Powell in her review of Jo Parfitt’s first novel, Sunshine Soup: Nourishing...

 
 
Global Living Magazine reviews expat anthologies

Global Living Magazine reviews expat anthologies

The 10th issue of Global Living Magazine features 5 top expat anthologies, namely: Ticking Along Too:...

 
 
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Author’s invitation to pay attention in the present moment

Psychotherapist Laura J Stephens, author of “An Inconvenient Posting: An Expat Wife’s Memoir of Lost Identity” (Summertime Publishing, 2012), reflects on mindfulness.

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Reviews of some of the latest expat books…

Recent reviews for some of the latest expat books…

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Valérie Besanceney, B at Home: Emma Moves Again

“B at Home: Emma Moves Again” (Summertime Publishing 2014) by Valérie Besanceney tells the story of 10-year-old Emma and her teddy bear as they grapple with the news of a third relocation.

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New book on family relocation speaks a language young TCKs can understand

“B at Home: Emma Moves Again” (Summertime Publishing 2014) by Valérie Besanceney tells the story of 10-year-old Emma and her teddy bear as they grapple with the news of a third relocation.

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Is it time to make a video for your book?

Should you create a trailer for your book? And what makes for an effective book trailer?

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Free kids’ activities from the authors of “Slurping Soup and Other Confusions”

Authors of “Slurping Soup and Other Confusions” (Summertime Publishing 2012) offer four free chapters, including activities.

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Gran Canaria on a motorbike

Matthew Hirtes, author of “Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to turn a holiday destination into a home” (Summertime Publishing, 2012), travels the Gran Canarian coastline by motorbike

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Jo Parfitt, Release The Book Within

In this step-by-step recipe book for success by ‘Book Cook’, Jo Parfitt, you’ll learn everything about the writing process, self publishing, pitching to publishers and more as Jo shares over two decades of hard won experience with you.

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The challenges of opting back into the workforce…

Quenby Wilcox, founder of Global Expats, writes about the challenges of re-entering the workforce after having been a trailing spouse. She also refers to Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith’s “A Career in Your Suitcase” (Summertime Publishing, 2013).

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

Global Living Magazine’s five of the best expat books about “the global family”.

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