Category: Live Your Life

Housesitting in Southern France

TrustedHousesitters in France

Southern France…it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fabulous beaches hugging the Mediterranean coast, tiny villages with traditional stone architecture and colorful wooden shutters on every window. Southern France is dreamy even in reality. And that’s why I leapt at the opportunity for housesitting in Southern France last month.

Southern France...it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fa...

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Be a Global Neighbor

what is a global neighbor

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find ways to support each other – not rip each other apart. We need to offer solidarity – not division. We need to celebrate our wonderful differences and recognize the similarities we share with each other.

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find...

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In Defense of Expat Life

in defense of expat life

Before you take your excited leap into expat life, there’s something you need to realize about becoming an expat. Unfortunately, it actually has very little to do with you and a whole lot to do with the people you leave back home. Here’s the problem you will face: You will have to constantly speak up in defense of expat life. You will have to offer explanations and information, personal details and perhaps intimate insights. You will have to regularly deal with people questioning your lifestyle and your choices.

Before you take your excited leap into expat life, there's something you need to realize about becoming an expat. Unfort...

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Guest Post: Looking For Love In All The World Places

travel to find love

This post comes to you courtesy of Claire Lovesti from www.traveltio.com. She’s on a path we can all recognize: searching for purpose and falling in love with the world in the meantime. It’s all very familiar to me, and I’m still falling in love with the world every day. Happy travels, Claire!


I took a step outside my comfort zone and it rewarded me with relationships beyond my imagination.


This post comes to you courtesy of Claire Lovesti from www.traveltio.com. She's on a path we can all recognize: searchin...

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Get Paid to Do What Makes You Happy

Earn a living being happy

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle, marvel at how unique the person is, and then carry on with their days. Most people will not look at this video and feel inspired to follow their passions. But I think it’s the most important part of this particular video.

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle,...

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Moving Abroad – The Next Step

advice for moving overseas

We’ve already discussed the first step to moving abroad…so what’s next? While there is no set order for you to follow, the following is certainly one of the next steps you must take if you’re thinking of moving abroad.

Do you speak a second language? If you’re from the U.S., it’s likely you do not. I was in the same boat. I didn’t grow up in a bilingual family and my hometown was whiter than Wonderbread.

We've already discussed the first step to moving abroad...so what's next? While there is no set order for you to follow,...

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What Makes You Smile

smile at strangers

One of my favorite things to do is to make people smile. But the best smiles are the unexpected ones – the ones that sneak onto people’s faces before they even realize what’s happening. Those are the ones that make me giggle.

One of my favorite things to do is to make people smile. But the best smiles are the unexpected ones - the ones that sne...

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The First Step to Moving Abroad

move overseas

I recently asked all my subscribers to answer a few questions in a survey. One of the most popular requests I received was that I write more about the logistics of moving abroad. That’s completely understandable – it can be intimidating to move to a new country with different legal and financial systems, plus a completely different culture.

I recently asked all my subscribers to answer a few questions in a survey. One of the most popular requests I received w...

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The Expat Life Will Not Change You

expat life won't change you

Have you ever chatted with someone and walked away feeling inspired and elated at the contagious happiness that person emits? I have. In fact, I do it all the time! I have met so many astounding people who passionately live their lives to the point that merely being near them makes me also feel ready to take on the world to live my dreams.

Have you ever chatted with someone and walked away feeling inspired and elated at the contagious happiness that person e...

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Throw Away the Bucket List

Jay Smith live your life

I read this article penned by Jay Smith, a man suffering from ALS. It may be horrible to say, but I truly believe that people facing death offer the best wisdom. When faced with your own mortality, you may make different decisions about your life. You may prioritize things differently; you might reevaluate aspects of your everyday existence.

I read this article penned by Jay Smith, a man suffering from ALS. It may be horrible to say, but I truly believe that p...

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