Tag Archives: Mental Health

Digital Detox and Mental Health Awareness

Expat Coach Angie

  Video Why are we talking about digital detox retreats, and why doesn’t this seem very easy to do when you are a business owner? I slowed down, and this helped me serve my clients better. Cultural differences between US Americans and German-language speakers and how this shows in how we conduct business. Start with a Digital Detox Plan a Digital Detox. This one is not easy, as you end up losing contact with your family and friends back home, but it is well established that overuse of social media and technology has a high impact on stress levels. A digital detox weekend will help you regain focus and have time to think and reflect. I usually try to avoid […]

Expat Mental Health – Getting Out of the Valley of Tears

Mental Health for Expats

Living as an expat can be an exciting and rewarding experience but can also come with challenges. Adjusting to a new culture, language, and environment can affect your mental health and well-being. However, by prioritizing your mental health and implementing some practical tips, you can maintain a healthy mindset while living abroad. 1 – Understand Intercultural Adjustment Better For Expat Mental Health Intercultural adjustment is a psychological process that requires a lot of energy. It usually has a phase that I call the “valley of tears.” In this valley, you will naturally want to move away from the host country and everybody else. While I understand the need to pull back and recharge, I would challenge you to go on […]

How to Maintain Mental Wellbeing as an Expat

Breakfast, Mental Wellbeing

Moving to a new country can be an exhilarating adventure, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. As an expat, you may find yourself navigating unfamiliar environments, dealing with language barriers, and coping with homesickness. In the midst of all these changes, it’s easy to neglect your mental well-being. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help expats prioritize self-care and maintain their mental health while living abroad. From practical tips on finding local support systems to strategies for managing stress and anxiety, this guide covers it all. Whether you’re a seasoned expat or just starting your journey, we believe that taking care of your mental well-being is essential for a fulfilling and successful expat experience. […]

First Things First – How you can help Refugees in this War

Angie Weinberger

We are all deeply saddened by what is happening in Ukraine and our hearts go out to all the people suffering in this conflict, no matter what their passport says. We stand with Ukraine. We condemn violence. We pray for peace. Immediate Actions – How You Can Help Right Now (Status: Tuesday, 8 March 22) Keep yourself informed about the security situation on the ground and in the neighboring countries. Ensure that you are mentally ready to support others and feel free to reach out to Angie if you wish to talk. The best way to reach her right now is through her mobile phone. Provide a shower or room: In Switzerland, organizations such as Campax are looking for accommodation […]