Cherish your relationship with your country of residence

A new country is like a new relationship. Sometimes the chemistry is there right away, sometimes not. Like in relationships, getting to know each other helps to understand other one better. Your own attitude also affects the development of the relationship. Every experience of living in a foreign country is unique. How each person experiences…

Sunny sides of Switzerland

The Zurich Coffee Place Recommendations were edited on 1.2.2023 What are the best things about your living place? By listing the good aspects of your living place, you get a positive lens that helps you to see the good around you. The list is helpful also when you are struggling with your current location, reminding…

The power of positive feedback

After one particularly long day, I noticed a review of my book ‘Greetings from Abroadland’ on (a Finnish) blog called ‘Kirjeitä Shanghaista’. It made me happy and humbled. How amazing that the book has made a positive impact! And that the blogger had taken time to write the review. It made me also to think…

When you move abroad, pack these qualities with you

I listed 10 most helpful qualities to have when you move and live abroad: CREATIVITY. You’ll end up in many situations that ask problem-solving skills and creativity. For example when you are trying to find a new home or help your kids to cope with all the changes, or when you can’t speak the local…