Mental Health Tips

Created by Bocconi University, a short video on combating intense fatigue with improved self care habits.

Online Counseling

Due to the on-going health crisis caused by COVID-19, all counseling sessions continue to occur online.

The Stages of Cultural Adjustment – Part 1 of 3

When thinking about and planning to move to a new country, the number of logistical preparations to take care of can seem endless.  Especially if you are moving not just by yourself, but with a partner and children in tow.  Sorting out housing, schools, cars, documents – documents! – and much more, add up to […]

Intercultural Relationships – Sometimes It Doesn’t Work Out

You fell madly in love with an Italian man, someone who wasn’t like anyone else you had ever met.  You quickly realized you could see yourself with this person in a permanent way.  You decided you were willing – happy – to leave your own life behind and move across the world to be with […]

Anxiety and The Ex-pat

What is anxiety? The word has become so common in today’s lexicon, and more people than ever before suffer from and seek treatment for anxiety, making it one of the most prevalent mental health issues of our time. For example, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental […]

The Stages of Cultural Adjustment – Part 3 of 3

In part two of the series, we left off discussing stage three of cultural adjustment, adaptation, in which you were beginning to reach a place of understanding and acceptance of your new culture, and you found yourself feeling more like the person you were back in your home country, but with a new twist.  As […]

The Stages of Cultural Adjustment – Part 2 of 3

In part one, we left off discussing stage two of the process of cultural adjustment, in which you were experiencing full-blown culture shock and all the frustrations and challenges that go with it.  Again, this can be the most difficult stage of adapting to a new culture and the time in which it is most […]

Staying in Milan With Kids This Summer? Stay Sane and Have Fun!

It’s nearly here again…summer!  And with it comes the end of another school year and the start of what seems to be both the fastest and slowest season of the year, depending on where you’re sitting.  Some of you have summer calendars already jammed so full with plans that you risk whiplash racing from one […]

TCK’s: What Does It Mean?

So many of us grew up with parents from the same country, although perhaps from different regions.  Parents who very often had different socioeconomic, political, religious and academic backgrounds, and who undoubtedly had very different family cultures and traditions.  In the end, each and every family becomes it’s own version of an intercultural union, even […]