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Expatriation: When your mental health starts declining & What to do about it.

Depression is a very serious medical and psychological disorder that puts one’s outlook on life in a very negative and dangerous perspective.

By its definition, depression drains your creative potential, your life purpose, your hope, energy and your motivation, making it extremely hard to feel better.

In fact, the WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It’s also the world’s leading cause of disability.

It is a quite common disorder and it’s said that one third of people have experienced depression during their lifetimes, in one way or another and this can even get worse when you move abroad to start an expatriate adventure.

There seems to be a spiraling cycle that can lead from relocation stress to depression and, ultimately, suicide. Expatriates and their families experience significant degrees of stress. 

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30 Life Lessons Expats Learn But Keep Forgetting

Nine years after I moved to Paris for an expatriate’s adventure and a little more than five years managing Expats Paris, making it one of the largest Paris expatriates communities, there are plenty of life lessons I’ve learned as an expat. I’ve come to realize that many of my Paris-based expatriate's friends somehow learn the same lessons, but just like me, they keep forgetting them or take them for granted.

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13 Basic Daily Consumer Products/Goods Most Parisians Love & Their Prices.

You’ve heard the songs, seen the movies and drooled over the Eiffel Tower. Now you're an expat, you’re in Paris and anxious to be “one of them.” Perhaps you envision a Parisian as someone who sits in a café with a demi-tasse, a baguette and a small plate of cheese. Will there be wine, afterward? You wouldn’t be too far off the mark, but let’s take away the fairytale and look at the things consumed by the everyday Paris dweller.

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