Gender Expansive Journeys with Dr. Laura Anderson

gender expansive journey

Are you raising, or do you know anyone raising a child who is gender expansive? Parenting a child with gender expansive behavior is a marvelous, and often complicated, journey. Our world remains a very gendered place- where it is clearly understood what behaviors and interests are expected for girls and how those expectations differ for boys. Just take a walk through any toy aisle, or clothing store. Clothes and toys are sorted strictly by pink and blue- boys’ toys are …

PRÍBEH O TROJUHOLNÍKU

(Many thanks to Eva Vohlidkova for translating the I Am A Triangle story into Slovak!) Predstavte si Krajinu Kruhov. Všetci občania majú tvar kruhu. Krajina Kruhov má svoju typickú kultúru, sviatky, zvyky, jedlo, unikátny jazyk, ale aj hudbu, vzdelávací systém a politické kategórie. Existuje aj Štát Štvorcov. Tam žijú ľudia v tvare štvorcov. Aj oni majú svoju kultúru, sviatky, zvyky, jedlo (a tak ďalej), rovnako ako Krajina Kruhov, ibaže úplne iné. Jedného dňa občan Kruh nasadol do lietadla a odletel do Štátu …

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How to Wake Up in 2019: 13 Mindfulness Practices for Expats in the New Year

Expat women practicing mindfulness whiles standing with eyes closed and sunglasses with blue background

As the New Year draws near, I imagine it’s safe to say that you’d like to approach your goals for 2019 from a place of awareness and insight. You’d like to know you’re making choices that make sense for you and setting intentions that are based on your unique, albeit unusual, life situation. You want to feel a sense of balance in a spinning world. You want to know if some unexpected storm blows your way, your goals won’t be …

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Adventures from Holidays Past

Hearing listeners call in to a radio station to talk about their holiday traditions the other day, I was reminded of the confusion, magic, and hilarity of my first winters and Christmas holidays in the U.S. My arrival in the U.S. was about two months prior to the Christmas holiday, and I had never heard of the word Christmas, let alone all the holiday’s customs. New Holiday Traditions About a month into my arrival in the US, I heard about …

Gratitude

My list of gratitudes: (not in order)   1. my Mark!! 2. my parents and in-laws 3. my younger brother 4. my Grandma & Nana 5. my Framily (friends I consider family) 6. International foods 7. my education (Greenhill School, W.T.White High School, Texas A&M University, Landmark Education) 8. my BFFSTG 9. my Emily 10.my Tara 11.my Julies 12.my health 13.coffee 14.knowing Michele, Kathie, Lori & Grandon 15.nail polish 16.living in five US states and two foreign countries 17.floating on …

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Slaying It

It started with an innocent trip the store. Back in America, my daughter has taken to music and acting and since it is her passion, I take her to every show, practice and rehearsal. There is a lot of waiting. As a writer, I often look forward to the silence in which I can find ideas and words. I also take the opportunity to run errands with one child during these times. It was such a day, I purchased milk …

Summer time = Moving time

Summer time; “same same but different” every year. As I walk the streets these days, the sound of “ritsch-ratsch” comes out of open windows, moving trucks are parked around many corners. A clear sign that summer holidays are about to start – and so does moving time for many. Sometimes you move, sometimes you stay, Sometimes you are worried, concerned and anxious, sometimes you are excited of what comes next, Sometimes you leave great friends behind, sometimes they leave you behind …

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Life’s Lessons Across Different Roles

Moving to Thailand five years ago was an experience that went beyond my and my husband’s wildest dreams. It was a life-changing journey that challenged us; broadened our horizons; clarified our priorities; allowed us to learn about, see and experience the world; and  that led to lifelong connections with others. It was so much more and better than what we could ever have hoped for or imagined. So it was with the same sense of adventure, excitement, and anticipation that …

Dig deep and shine on

international friendships

As Sir Richard Branson said, “Mood follows action.” I internalize that advice and do as much moving as possible. I exercise, travel, and experience NDBs (never done before). Eighteen months into my repatriation and new home, new perspective washes over me. Very similar to being a newlywed, when I worked two jobs, had chores, meals to prepare, and a very active lifestyle, I realize some parallels. Today, my children are grown and flown (my 20-year life’s work), I prepare dinners every night, complete household chores, …

Alexa, please play I Am A Triangle

Alexa Skill I Am A Triangle

We are super excited to announce that the I Am a Triangle “skill” has been published to Amazon.com and the Alexa Skill Library. This means you can now say “Alexa, please play I Am A Triangle” and hear our most recent article! What’s Alexa, you might ask?  Alexa is Amazon’s digital assistant built into devices such as the Amazon Echo. The Echo itself is a speaker with a built-in microphone. Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant, like Siri from Apple’s iPhone. The …