How adopting a host country ritual helped me heal – What Dia de los Muertos taught me about loss, longing and remembering

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Loss, longing and remembering Trigger warning, this is a tough topic. Dealing with death, aging parents and loved ones isn’t the easiest space to enter. But I know it’s one that as expats we often have to deal with. The truth is for a while I struggled with connecting to the memory of my parents in my new country. I’d felt I’d left them behind. In Mexico on…

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Spooky, scary, silly strange –Halloween connects us

Halloween – love it or hate it? The day as we know and celebrate it in the USA today is a mash-up of many different cultures and rituals, across many, many centuries. Irish immigrants brought their traditions to the USA and it grew from there. But where did the Irish get it? The origins are unclear and theories abound. Does it matter? Not today. In our family it's…

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