My COVID Emotional Roller Coaster

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June 1, 2020
One of the things that made me a great Life Coach was that I was deeply empathic, meaning that I could feel others’ emotions (especially pain) quite intensely. This served me well in coaching but also has a downside too. You see, when there is a lot of pain in the world, I feel it. […]

COVID-19 Discoveries

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April 21, 2020
I typically have a very positive outlook on life and can discover beauty in even the most challenging situations. This COVID-19 pandemic is really pushing my limits though. I’m having a hard time finding ANYTHING good about it (will write a longer post about that later). But if I dig deep and really think about […]

The Long Journey H-O-M-E

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April 14, 2020
As promised, here are the details of our repatriation flight from Mumbai back to the U.S. If you haven’t read my last post then you should probably start there. That way you’ll have some additional background. Rewind back to Wednesday, March 25th when the Government of India abruptly shut down all domestic and international flights […]

A Foreign Service First: Repatriation Flight

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April 9, 2020
Uff da. It’s been a hard 4 weeks hasn’t it? I, for one, am EXHAUSTED. Trying to work, oversee school and cook/clean left me feeling hopelessly ineffective at all 3. There’s a reason why each of those is a full time job! When I last wrote March 13th, we were on the cusp of starting […]

COVID-19 Comes to India

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March 13, 2020
I was feeling so good about things. Virus reports everywhere, yet nothing in Mumbai. Mind-blowing, given how many people are in India and what close proximity they live in. Now, it may just have been reporting naivety, but I was willing to go with it, especially since I tend to be a panicker and there […]
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