The sound of my grandmother’s high-pitched voice rose above the din created by the excited chat between between my cousins, aunts and uncles, parents and siblings over shrimp cocktails that Christmas Eve.

She said, “Les! Leslie! Your daughter is on the phone.”


They were all there. I wasn’t.

After spending 21 years of my life following the same holiday tradition, missing out on such a special day came with a pang in my heart and my stomach.

When you spend the holiday season away from loved ones, you can feel torn between HERE and THERE.

Nearly 20 years later, I have come to learn that the secret to happy holidays, even when you are far away, lies in intention, planning and connection.

In this episode of Expat Happy Hour, I will share with you:

  • What you can do to create a happy holiday right where you are
  • How to stay present in the moment when you feel stuck between HERE and THERE
  • The steps you need to take to be with your family, even when you are not physically there.

Don’t miss this chance to make the most of this holiday season, no matter where you are. Listen now to In-between Families and Locations for the Holiday Season.

Here is to creating a happy holiday season.

Sundae Schneider-Bean, Expat Coach

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