Easy, Healthy Recipes

A little over one year ago I contracted Lyme Disease and it changed my life. I felt exhausted most of the day, could not stop sweating, had intense joint pain, and experienced overwhelming feelings of depression. I researched the subject of Lyme thoroughly and found that since my case was diagnosed quickly, I had a …

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Hospitality at Home

The two other people in my little family are different than me, but before Covid19 I had fewer hours with them during the day to be reminded of this.    We normally see each other after full days of work and school— sharing news, homework, household chores, and recreational time. But Covid19 has changed the …

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Social Distancing in My Garden

I usually have a schedule for blog entries that involves serious editing, planning, etc. But for a little while now we have been practicing social distancing because of the Covid19 pandemic. Daily life looks different, so my posts will be different as well. Most everyone in our city is practicing social distancing.  While it's not …

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Dear International Worker, Plans Change.

Dear International Worker,  To some degree, for better or worse, your plans will probably change. Your expectations for life and work in your host country during the time of your preparation versus actually being there will most likely look different than you thought. That’s okay. It’s common, actually. If plans change in the familiarity of …

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TCK Blog Recommendation

This past week I was privileged to have a conversation with the author of the TCK blog, settledwayfarer.news.blog https://settledwayfarer.news.blog/2019/03/14/mk-i-am-enough/  (article link) I can write from a parent's perspective on caring for my TCK,  but I love to recommend resources that feature the writings of TCK's themselves. The author of settledwayfarer.news.blog is a brave, beautiful woman …

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The Restaurant Cat & the Tourists

Every single eye in the restaurant was on him as he returned to the table and his fried rice, but he was unaware of the rest of us silently entreating his wife— “are you going to tell him?” _____________ Our family’s Saturday in South Asia was going as usual. Around eleven o’clock we strolled to …

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