The Art of Crossing Cultures Well
Webster defines transition as "passage from one state, stage, subject or place to another". Simply stated: change.
All go through transition in life, but those with a highly mobile lifestyle know that when it comes to continual change - not just in geography, but also in relationships and cultural frames of reference - continuous goodbyes and hellos are just a part of the package.
David Pollock said it best: navigating transition demands much from us. And how well we are able to meet the challenges that come from it depend on our emotional awareness and resilience, our willingness to embrace new ways of doing things and openness to new relationships. And a big ole dose of humble in our hearts.
Because transition always brings loss. Loss of relationship, places, status. Loss of the familiar. Loss of confidence. And with these, allowing yourself to embrace the pain and grieve becomes critical to adapt well to new realities. Remaining open to community can be the last thing you want to do when you are tired of the pain of losing relationships, right?
By processing your emotions well you will be able to maintain an open heart that can aim at remaining tender and teachable - two requirements to not only survive crossing cultures, but to thrive while at it.
If you leave behind the familiar to venture out into brave new worlds, our team is here to help you thrive.
The providers in our network have experienced the unique challenges of living between worlds, and are skilled in coaching you through the transitions. With this expertise we will work with you to ensure that you have a personalized plan for your well-being. It is our honor to serve you as you accomplish your mission.
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