Episode 27: So much to unpack, so little time! The phenomenal Lauren Wells and Tanya Crossman join Diesel and Clooney to discuss their newly released, incredibly impactful research into Third Culture Kids, childhood mobility, and “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Being misunderstood, the city of Chattanooga, grief towers, and your car’s extended warranty also get thrown into … Continue reading Preventative Care and Research
Revenge of the Introverts
Episode 25: Devling into post-mask life (for some), polarization, and how both introverts and extroverts may need some time to adapt, Chris & Jerry start to examine the emerging new normal we're all getting to tackle. We'd also love to hear from YOU! Send thoughts, reactions, or topics you'd like to have unpacked to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tbilisi, Georgia Summer is nearly upon us – and for many people that means transition of some sort. In the international and expat community people will be leaving, relocating, perhaps visiting home or relatives. Even in the not-so-expat or international community, summer often means the transition period between grade levels at school, or between high-school … Continue reading The Anti-RAFT
Bringing in the expert: Dr. Anisha Abraham!
Episode 24: Taking this podcast up a notch, Chris & Jerry glean an abundance of wisdom on teens, mental health, future trends, and so much more from Dr. Anisha Abraham (www.dranishaabraham.com), author of the insightful book, "Raising Global Teens", Acting Chief of Division of Adolescent Medicine and Children's National Hospital in Washington DC, inspiration for … Continue reading Bringing in the expert: Dr. Anisha Abraham!
Episode 23: From malaphors to the magic of over and under-statement, Chris and Jerry unpack comedy on a global scale.
Two Systems of Thought
Portland, Oregon, USA https://youtu.be/Q3PiqN24qnw In general, most of us take a lot for granted… and it’s good advice to try not to: to instead be intentional about recognizing the good things we have going for us, and be grateful for them. Strangely enough, though, there are circumstances where taking things for granted is actually a … Continue reading Two Systems of Thought
Episode 22: Brazenly venturing down a difficult path, Chris and Jerry confront disagreements head-on with a surprising mix of identity issues, bathing costumes, and cross-cultural skills.
Say No to Dopamine!
Episode 20: With a bad sense of direction and a growing appreciation for cold water, Diesel and Clooney strive to intentionally "fail well" as they explore practical ways to increase resilience.
Making the Holidays Bright!
Episode 19: Diesel and Clooney attempt to keep the holidays just the right amount of dangerous by managing expectations, balancing the implicit and explicit, and improvising cliff jumps.
Thinking about Resilience
Episode 18: Through the cunning use of mental leaps on frogger lily pads and a healthy amount of golden nuggets of wisdom strewn about, Chris and Jerry unpack how we build, demonstrate, and sometimes lack resilience.