Vivian Chiona, founder and director of Expat Nest, is a psychologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degrees in both Child & Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. As a bi-cultural, multilingual expat with family all over the world, she is familiar with the blessings of a mobile life… as well as its challenges. As a result of both her professional and personal experience, it didn’t take her long to notice the significant need for counselling services devoted to expatriates. Vivian was inspired by this demand to create an ‘expat nest’, a comforting, empathetic environment in which expats could feel heard and understood, as well as deal with challenges specific to the expat life.
In this two-part blog she explores the concept of the lovepat, naming 7 things to consider before moving for love and 8 top tips for ensuring a happy life in one’s new home.
Love-expat: How far would you go for love? (Part A)
Love-expat: Creating a meaningful life abroad (Part B)