Facing the many faces of face masks

It’s fascinating how one item – like a face mask – can affect so many things. And we don’t even know all the effects yet. There are wider and narrower questions revolving around masks such as:How face masks alter our behavior, and our interactions with each other?How well does the facial recognition work with the…

Life Skill Souvenirs from Overseas

What can you learn from life abroad – when ‘sailing the seas of overseas’? In the beginning of this year – before this global crisis was on – I started listing things I’ve learned during my family’s* nine years abroad, and I’ve noticed that these qualities are helpful also in the volatile and restricted times…

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…

5 QUICK TIPS FOR A GOOD VISIT ’BACK HOME’

Edited 11.7.2019 Holidays are coming and so are the visits to see family and friends! Here are 5 quick tips for a successful visit ’back home’: Plan ahead. Where you’ll be staying, who you’ll be meeting and where/when are the main get-togethers. …but don’t plan too much. Leave space for some rest and surprises! Be…