Personal column

Where are you coming from?

Where are you coming from?

Recently, I discovered something amusing about the way Americans introduce themselves to me.
When talking with Americans, I often hear them saying “Oh, I am also German/Italian/Dutch…”
Read my latest Monday Thoughts.

How life abroad as an Expat Partner changed my life in a positive way

How life abroad as an Expat Partner changed my life in a positive way

Becoming the Expat Partner is not only about dependency and change in a stressful way but also offers great and unique value. Learn more about how Expat life will change your life in a positive and sustainable way.

How underlying beliefs stop you from finding happiness as the Expat Partner

How underlying beliefs stop you from finding happiness as the Expat Partner

Underlying beliefs can stop Expat Partners from finding their professional identity abroad and move forward. Learn more on how to detect underlying beliefs and act on it during your time abroad.

What’s new?

What’s new?

Short insights to my current projects and what I am up to! Would love to hear your questions and thoughts!

Where is home?

Where is home?

Being in three different countries over the last couple of days I got inspired by the question of “Where is home”. Here is my point of view on this topic and I would love to learn more about your opinion.

What I learned from one week without social media

What I learned from one week without social media

It feels ages ago that I sat on this desk writing down my last post about taking a break from social media. In this blog post, I want to share my learnings from this one-week absence from social media and what I am going to do with it.

I want to end the vicious social media cycle: Another type of digital detox

I want to end the vicious social media cycle: Another type of digital detox

A couple of days ago I found myself in the endless circle of checking my Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, google analytics and then back to Instagram. And in no time, the day was over and I did not manage anything on my todo list. At the same time, I felt restless, tired and exhausted. How can that be? I decided it can’t be like that from now on.

What I learned from Oprah & Gwyneth

What I learned from Oprah & Gwyneth

Today I want to recommend you one of the best podcast episodes I ever listened to!

Monday Thoughts: Should we stop comparing our cultures?

Monday Thoughts: Should we stop comparing our cultures?

‘Expat Syndrome’ is a condition whereby many expatriates see mostly either the best of their own nationality and the worst of the locals, or see the opposite.” My opinion on comparing cultures and what I learnt as a German in America.

The beauty of the Expat community – the global mind

The beauty of the Expat community – the global mind

During the past weeks and months, I had so many nice discussions within the Expat / Living abroad – community and I started to reflect on: Why does each of these conversations be so easy to me? Why do I have so much in common with people I never met before and I am only able to talk to via phone or video chat?

How to stay in contact with loved ones during an Expat assignment

How to stay in contact with loved ones during an Expat assignment

Staying in touch can be hard when living abroad. I reveal my top communication tips to feel closer to friends and family back home. Would love to hear your thoughts on that.

Monday thought: Experiencing the worst-case scenario – surgery abroad

Monday thought: Experiencing the worst-case scenario – surgery abroad

Since I am back from Christmas in Germany it was a rollercoaster journey with my health. I went to countless doctor’s appointments…each time assured that everything will be fine and each time I had to go back to just being told that it went worse. You start to prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario: Getting surgery in a foreign country with a foreign health system.
In this blog post, I will give insights into how it feels to be that vulnerable abroad and I give some advice from my experience.

The Expat-Relationship. A real test!

The Expat-Relationship. A real test!

An expat assignment is a tough time as it throws both partners into cold water but due to work in different “buckets”. Read about my personal experience and how to communicate with your partner.

Monday Thought: Why do we have to think big?

Monday Thought: Why do we have to think big?

Why should we think big? Why is a normal job not enough anymore? Or even just to be normal? Average? Happy with the status quo? Why should we educate our children that they not only can become anything they want but at the same time indicating that this has become part of our social expectations on success?

The Women’s March from an Expat point of view

The Women’s March from an Expat point of view

Last Saturday Chicago was a very vibrant city full of positive energy. The reason for that was the second nation-wide Women’s March. One year ago, when President Trump took over, millions of female protesters went out onto the streets to show how they feel about being ruled by this president.

Oh, Sweet Expat Life – the Beauty and the Beast

Oh, Sweet Expat Life – the Beauty and the Beast

After 8 months in my new Expat Life I would like to take the opportunity to summarize the good, the bad and the ugly. As an Expat Wife I guess I have some insights for you.

What Next? The struggle of defining yourself as an Expat Wife

What Next? The struggle of defining yourself as an Expat Wife

What Next? The struggle of defining yourself as an Expat Wife Moving abroad is a big step. Moving abroad for the love of your life being an expat wife for a certain amount of time is a completely different thing to do. In this way, you are […]