Perspectives on being a TCK (third culture kid)

If you’re a regular reader you know I’m absolutely fascinated by perspective. And there’s nothing quite like the perspective of a TCK (third culture kid). Haven’t heard that term before?  A third culture kid ‘is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture’ according to […]

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Oh Canada- this one’s for you

Even though I’m about as far away as you can get from Canada, without leaving the planet, my heart lives in Canada. Thinking about home. Thinking about how the concept of home has changed since I’ve been living in Kenya. Thinking about what others think about my home. Thinking about culture. Oh Canada, this one’s […]

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2000 years of cultural migration mapped in just over a minute

How cool is this – 2000 years of culture mapped in just over a minute.  Take a peak & marvel at the innovative way cultural movement is portrayed. Northeastern University researchers map 2,000 years of cultural migration: [The researchers] tracked the birth and death locations of more than 150,000 intellectuals (culled from several databases, including […]

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Expect the unexpected. African style.

Expect the unexpected.  African style. I’m working on an upcoming e-newsletter – about a Canadian (that’d be me) living abroad. This video captures what it’s like on more adventurous days.

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The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: a Canadian Abroad

This month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on lessons I’ve learned as a Canadian living abroad.  (Not on the monthly e-newsletter mailing list?  Sign up for free here.)  1. Living in Africa has been a wild & wonderful adventure.  Kind of like the traffic.  It’s a big deal to navigate in a city with the 4th worst […]

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Warning: reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of beauty

Our reflections, what we take in & process from our external world, are wildly distorted. Period. End stop. After all, in the Victorian era, plucking a woman’s upper hairline, in order to give one a large forehead, was considered beautiful. Our impressions are distorted by our culture, our sense of place, our geography, our time […]

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Everyone smiles in the same language

Life Lenses™ is all about building bridges across different perspectives. Bringing appreciation to ‘other,’ to ‘different.’ Frequently, when conflict is rife, when tempers are hot, when differences are many, when time is short and resources are low, differences can be the only thing on our radar. While differences are vital, in fact it’s what makes […]

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Home is a pregnant pause & expat ‘um’

Kenya is my new home.  I’ve moved here after living my entire life in Canada.  I find myself asking people, on a regular basis, where’s home? If you’ve lived overseas for any length of time you’ll understand the pregnant pause that happens when you ask someone where’s home? A few ums are thrown in for […]

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Training & development learning well July blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of July. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Training & development learning well June blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of June. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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