Culture Shock
Kendra

Culture Shock & Kids

I have had to really dig deep to understand all the ramifications that the ping pong effect of culture shock and reverse culture shock had on me growing up. What I have discovered, in all the great literature that is out there, culture shock is described in very linear way, and somehow disappears after you have gone through all of

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Global Affairs – What is in a name?

I have seen the Canadian Foreign Ministry in different names,  first it was External Affairs, this was the department I remember vividly picking up my Father at, it sounded dapper, then the name change, External Affairs got married to Trade and became Foreign Affairs and International Trade, then got separated and became Foreign Affairs, then quickly became remarried to become

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Culture Shock
Kendra

An Ode to The Tough Mudder

This time last year, Tough Mudder was not part of my vocabulary, nor was it a thought that crossed my mind. I have never watched it, or knew anyone who has completed one. Fast forward to January 2018, I got bucked off a horse in Costa Rica, and was lying down on the bed of our apartment hopped up on

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Uncategorized
Kendra

Sick in Thailand

This has taken me a long time to really put down in writing. My son can talk about this event like it was nothing, yet for me, it was traumatic and still brings tears to my eyes. Phuket, Thailand had been on my radar for years, between the wild backpacking stories, and the crazy beach cocktails and parties my friends

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Culture Shock
Kendra

The Effect of a Constant Mobile life On A Child

Why are you moving? A basic question that most will answer in a basic, for “a job” response. This is the answer so many people give me when I ask them whey they are packing up, and moving abroad, or across the country. It is simple, easy, and most people don’t press any further, except for me, it is my

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travel
Kendra

Running Forward

  Moving around was never easy, it came with a lot of baggage and consequences. When people ask “where are you from? or what was your favourite country?” I feel like a whole host of conflicted feelings arise, and I never know how to shut down the conversation before it can even start, because once the conversation starts, it might

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