May 11, 2011

I am a “Lovepat”

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At the FIGT conference this year, I was talking to another presenter, Carolyn Vines, about identity, accompanying spouses and expat life, when she mentioned the word “lovepat”. A huge bell started clanging in my ears as I realized the word was perfect to describe one part of me – the one that decided to settle down in my husband’s country. And so I decided to write about it. This is the article that came out of that decision. As personal as it is, it seems to be touching others, seeing the comments that it is engendering. So needless to say, I want to share it with you too.

February 10, 2010

CCC Certified!

Anna Maria is now a proud licensee of the Crossing Cultures with Competence train-the-trainer course conducted by Anne Copeland the Interchange Institute.

It was an eye-opening, educational and entertaining two days in Giethoorn in the Netherlands with nine other women from countries all over Europe. Now Anna is looking forward to seeing some of them at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference in Houston in March.