About

This is a multicultural life blog to write & comment & be commented back at about changes and transitioning between countries, cultures, careers and life styles. Or just staying put but growing anyway.

I’m home to strands of American, Portuguese, English, Austrian, Spanish, Malay, Mexican and Chinese DNA, though in what exact proportions remains a mystery.  I’ve lived in lots of countries: Portugal, France, USA, Austria, UK, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil, Russia, Croatia. Seems I got stuck here in Italy.

My formal background’s in Business Administration. coaching and translating. Setting up and leading Business Communication and language training programs for individuals and groups is actually fun!

I bring a wide range of skills to coaching for Change, cross-cultural for Expats or whatever you need to deal with life’s conundrums.  In English, French, Italian and Spanish. In person if you’re around, and Skype’s fine too.

And of course, with a passion… I write. And I ghost-write. Both in English and French.

Do click somewhere so we can have a bloggy conversation.


 

 

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28 Responses to About

  1. Thought I was already following you, Bea!

  2. Great site, looking forward to reading more from you!

  3. Multi-cultural? Cross-cultural? Mind the gap!
    🙂

  4. Ellen Hawley says:

    To move our conversation to your blog (hope that’s okay, so Zipfslaw doesn’t have to put up with it), I tried checking to see if you’re listed in my subscriptions but my eyes started spinning and my brain shut down, so the official answer is I’m not sure. I don’t know what I could do with the answer anyway.

  5. theturtle says:

    So glad you commented on my comment (not good form I know 😉 but how should I phrase it ? ) on “Letters from Athens” . Had to learn more about you and that landed me here 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

  6. MarinaSofia says:

    And I see that you have some links with CERN – so must have lived at some point close to where we are living now (but about to move away in a couple of weeks)? Lovely to meet you. 14 countries I think beats my record…

    • Bea dM says:

      Hi and thanks for following my blog, I’ll follow yours too but with more time to trawl it over the weekend. My closest relatives have ended up in Geneva, and my best friend lives just across the border from CERN 🙂

  7. M. L. Kappa says:

    Hi again! Pleased to meet you, Marina

  8. How wonderful to have all those links to the world, countries, and cultures. It’s the way of the future and the gateway to peace. 🙂

    • Bea dM says:

      As a child I felt like an outsider, but the world today seems to be going very multicultural – hopefully you’re right, with peace at the end of the tunnel!

  9. herschelian says:

    Ni hao Bea! Thank you, merci, xie xie for visiting my blog and deciding to follow it. Have just spent an enjoyable half hour reading yours, and so I will now be following you. The post you wrote on languages was particularly interesting to me as I struggle with the intricacies of Mandarin!
    Zai jian!

    • Bea dM says:

      glad we’ve started a conversation 🙂 I can get as far as ni hao, the others I’ll look up in the “easy” (!) Chinese language course I bought a couple of years ago with the intention of tacking it asa life gets less hectic… which it obviously hasn’t yet

  10. thatssojacob says:

    Hi Bea! Just hopping around the blogosphere, thought I’d say hey 🙂 if you want to return the favor, come visit me in my world over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and let’s be friends 🙂

  11. Ellen Hawley says:

    Glad to have found your blog. I’m an American living in the U.K., which is far more foreign than it sounds like it would be, in spite of the allegedly speaking the same language.

    • Bea dM says:

      I agree, and it’s perhaps the fact the language is ….similar, that allows you to observe the differences more accurately than if they were speaking some more exotic tongue. Honoured to have you follow my blog, thanks!

  12. I clicked. And I type. Wow love the far flung places and all of these countries. Though, I am quite jealous you are in Italy now! My family was looking into getting national citizenship (if possible) for Italy/ EU. Anyway, excited to read more!

    • Bea dM says:

      I appreciate your appreciation – the number of countries isn’t the point, your posts show a depth of connection to travelling that I still haven’t found a way to express

      • Very true. Numbers don’t count, but experiences do. I think the depth depends on each person. Each has their own experience, perception, and ideals of travel. However, I do appreciate your words, and I hope you find your traveling expressions soon 🙂

  13. See? This community thing works well, huh? 🙂

  14. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Happy blogging!

    Nancy

  15. bmeirelles says:

    thanks! Carcassone after a summer storm 🙂

  16. jbuliesblog says:

    Very pretty pictures you have! Well done.

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