Entries by Editor Tulip Talk

Trapped in My Accent

by Allison Ochs, MSW Edit Change Management When I moved to Europe as a 19-year-old, I knew one thing – I was American. I have since spent 29 years living abroad: my entire adult life. I am American, but I have changed. I'm feeling more European, specifically Swiss. Recently, I was working with a group […]

AWCA Budget 2018-2019

Below is the AWCA 2018-2019 budget that has been approved by the Executive Board. This budget will be voted on at our May 7 General Meeting. Should you have questions or would like clarification, please contact Robin Ford prior to Sunday, May 6, as the meeting agenda does not include discussion of the budget, only voting […]

Minutes: Advisory Board Meeting March 28, 2018

These minutes have been approved by the Executive Board Attendees: Martha Canning, Christine Rigby-Hall, Traci Hortinela, Rhonda Jimenez, Mary Beth Holland, Meg Brew, Beth Massa, Lauren Mescon, Audrey Mezas, Lisa Janisch, Christine Collins, Kristin DeLong, Beth van Amerongen, Helene Garofalo, Danielle Tomich President Martha Canning called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. FAWCO Interim […]

Minutes: General Meeting and Elections, April 9, 2018

These minutes have been approved by the Executive Board. April 9, 2018 Present: 41 members Meeting called to order by President Martha Canning at 12:15 p.m. A motion was made to approve the slate by Christine Rigby-Hall. Linette Burgess seconded the motion. The vote included the 39 members present plus 65 proxy votes submitted to […]

Caring from Abroad: Emotions

by Phyllis Larkin, Psy.D Geriatric and Family Psychologist XPATSIA.com   This is the first in a series of articles about ways to deal with the challenges of caring for an aging parent from abroad. Often it’s a call in the middle of the night. Sometimes it’s a long-anticipated decline. Mom or Dad can no longer […]

When You Quit Your Job to Follow Your Partner’s

by Allison Ochs, MSW Edit Change Management The first time I quit my job to move abroad I was 28. I was working and lecturing as a social worker at a University Hospital. Even though I wasn't a hotshot career woman, a VP or earning a lot, I felt like I was on top of […]

Fashion-Forward? Think Green.

by Marloes van Raamsdonk of Lena Library According to an article in the Daily Mail from 2011, the average woman has 22 garments hanging in her wardrobe she has never worn. Does this stop us from shopping till we drop? Apparently not. Seventy percent of Dutch women buy something they never wear every month. But […]

Board Corner – March, 2018 (Advisory Board)

ADVISORY BOARD MEETING March 28, 2018 Attendees: Martha Canning, Christine Rigby-Hall, Traci Hortinela, Rhonda Jimenez, Mary Beth Holland, Meg Brew, Beth Massa, Audrey Mezas, Lisa Janisch, Christine Collins, Kristin DeLong, Beth van Amerongen, Helene Garofalo, Danielle Tomich, Lauren Mescon President Martha Canning called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. FAWCO Interim Meeting - Martha […]