Mindful Expat, with Dana Nelson, Ph.D.
By Dana Nelson, Ph.D. | Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Expat Counselor | Interviews with Experts on Expat Issues, Mindfulness, Intercultural Relationships, Emotional Resilience
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Mindful Expat is a weekly podcast show designed for those living abroad to provide you with weekly guideposts for emotional wellbeing and resilience in your international life and to help you make the most of your inner and outer journeys. Living abroad presents us with unique challenges, but also equally unique opportunities for personal growth and development. Psychologist and expat counselor, Dana Nelson, Ph.D., shares insights on emotional wellbeing for overseas adventurers and brings you interviews with experts on topics related to intercultural relationships, Third Culture Kids (TCKs), mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional resilience, self-care, and personal growth. (www.mindfulexpat.com)
||CleanME38: Building Resiliency & Connection Through Health Challenges Abroad (With Guest: Carolyn Parce Rizzo, M.ED., ACC)||Navigating health challenges in a foreign medical system||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME37: Self-Care Inspiration for the New Year (Featuring all of 2017's Mindful Expat Guests!)||Let's make sustainable self-care our priority in 2018!||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME36: Helping TCKs Make Room for Mixed Emotions & Find Their Sense of True Belonging (With Guest: Lois Bushong)||Recognizing unresolved grief and finding one's true sense of belonging as a TCK.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME35: Meaningful Expat Holidays When You're Far From Home||6 tips for meaningful expat holidays abroad!||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME34: Recognizing & Guarding Against Destructive Patterns in Relationships||Introducing relationship expert John Gottman's Four Horsemen of the Marital Apocalypse||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME33: Challenges & Opportunities for Expat Partners: Meaningful Work, Sense of Purpose, & Professional Identity (With Guest: Claudia Landini)||Living and working abroad brings opportunities for personal and professional development!||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME32: Thanksgiving & Gratitude (Even If You’re Not Feeling So Grateful at the Moment)||Cultivating a gratitude practice can actually make you happier (and healthier)!||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME31: Learning to Trust Yourself Through Pregnancy & Birth Abroad||An interview with the Virtual Midwife||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME Bonus Episode: Guest Interview on Emotions in Harmony Podcast with Dr. Carmen Roman||Emotional aspects of traveling together as a couple||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME30: Challenges & Opportunities While Studying Abroad||Some of the incredible benefits and common challenges faced by international students.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME29: From Surviving to Thriving Abroad! (With Guest: Louise Wiles)||Life (abroad or otherwise!) is about more than just surviving! Let's learn how to thrive in our lives abroad!||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME28: Reflections on Foreignness||My reflections on the differences between being a hidden vs. obvious foreigner during my travels in South Korea||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME27: Creativity & Other Sources of Resilience for Latino Immigrants & Others Living Abroad (With Guest: Carmen Roman, Ph.D.)||Creativity brings us back to our core sense of self!||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME26: Bonne Rentrée! Turning Over a New Leaf This Fall||Setting intentions, building new habits, reminding ourselves that we're all works in progress...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME25: Welcome Back to Season 2 of Mindful Expat!||Welcome back!||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME24: The Source of Your Joy||"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." -Thich Nhat Hahn||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitME23: Let's Talk About Sex! Starting the Conversation about Sexual Intimacy for Expat Partners (With Guest: Dr. Nazanin Moali)||Enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy while living abroad...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME22: Supporting Expat Kids Through Relocation (With Guest: Kate Berger, MSc.)||Helping expat and third culture kids (TCKs) thrive abroad!||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME21: Debunking Some Common Myths About Counseling/Psychotherapy||Understanding what therapy is -- and is not -- to overcome barriers to seeking help.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME20: Shedding Some Light on Expat Depression||Let's bring this important issue out of the dark!||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME19: What Are You Waiting For?||Living for tomorrow is a barrier to being fully present in our lives. Let's start living today!||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME18: Learning from Our Emotions (Part II): Learning to Listen to Yourself||Emotions are helpful messengers!||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME17: Learning from Our Emotions||Emotions are helpful messengers (abliet not always pleasant ones....)||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME16: A Taste of Mindfulness: Finding the Present Moment Through Our Five Senses||Getting grounded through mindful eating (it involves chocolate!)||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME15: A Compassionate, Growth-Oriented Approach to Cultural Adjustment (With Guest: Sundae Schneider-Bean, MA)||Self-compassion, self-acceptance, & personal development in the cultural adjustment process!||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME14: Self-Compassion, the Two Arrows, & Learning to Surf||Cultivating a compassionate relationship with our own internal experiences||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME13: Nurturing Love on the Move (with Guest, Oxana Holtmann, MA, CPCC)||Overcoming challenges and nurturing expat relationships.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME12: Expat & Intercultural Relationships: Growing Together Through the Challenges||Common challenges in expat and intercultural relationships and the importance of open, compassionate communication.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME11: Embracing Change & Going With the Flow||Accepting & embracing change while living abroad.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME10: Finding Community & Building Authentic Connections on the Move (with Guest: Naomi Hattaway)||Finding Community & Building Authentic Connections on the Move||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME9: The Wolf You Feed (aka Building Mental Habits)||A compassionate look at the link between our thoughts and our feelings and how we can build healthy mental habits.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME8: Raising Resilient Third Culture Kids (TCKs) (with Guest: Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC)||What is a TCK? How can parents raising kids abroad support their TCKs and help them develop emotional resiliency in their global lives?||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME7: Diving Deeper into Mindfulness & Balancing Acceptance with Change||Here we discuss some of the attitudes that mindfulness teaches us to cultivate toward our experiences.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME6: Reframing Our Challenges as Great Opportunities! (with Guest: Amel Derragui)||Being an expat partner presents us with unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to our personal and professional identities.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME5: Introduction to Culture Shock & the Expat (Emotional) Rollercoaster||Culture shock, theories cultural adjustment, and the importance of being patient with yourself as you adapt to a new culture||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME4: Everyday Mindfulness in the Expat Life (with Guest Jodi Harris)||Everyday mindfulness for expats!||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME3: An Introduction to Mindfulness (Abroad!)||What is mindfulness and how can it be especially helpful for expats and others living abroad?||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME2: Expat? Immigrant? What's in a Name?||The language we use to describe ourselves in our lives abroad.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanME1: Welcome to the Mindful Expat Podcast!||A podcast for overseas adventurers!||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoughtful and enjoyable!
This podcast had perfect timing, starting up the very week that I moved overseas to start a new job in South Korea. Living in not just a new culture, but an entirely new language, I'm thinking a lot about what it means to be an expat/global citizen. The Mindful Expat podcast has so far been a wonderful guide in that exploration, and has spurred me to think about this adventure in new ways. As the culture shock hits me (as it inevitably will) I look forward to having this podcast as a touchstone to keep me thinking, rather than just reacting. I love the combination of academic exploration and personal discussion that Dr. Nelson brings to the podcast! Looking forward to listening next week...
I've lived abroad for almost 10 years, but this podcast has made me stop and think about what it means. It's very thought provoking and enjoyable. Each episode is a good length, easy to digest and leaving lots to think about. I really recommend this show for anyone living abroad or thinking about it!
Put catchy music together with a host with a lovely voice and who is not just knowledgeable about her topic area and you have a wonderful podcast! Dana Nelson is willing to talk about the nitty-gritty of living abroad in an engaging and honest way. Looking forward to more episodes!
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