100 episodes

This is a podcast for expat moms who want to improve their emotional health as they navigate the unique challenges of living and mothering abroad. Each episode shares one tool, idea or perspective shift you can apply immediately to your life and your family. I'm a certified life coach, an expat mom of 4 daughters, and married to a US diplomat. I’ve been abroad many of the last 20 years; I’ve lived on four continents, and in six different countries. I know what it’s like to be stuck emotionally and I know how to get unstuck. This podcast will show you how. You can connect with me at my website http://theexpatmom.com, Instagram @theexpatmomcoach, Facebook @theexpatmomcoach, or Schedule a free, 30-min. mini-coaching session http://theexpatmom.com/schedule

The Expat Mom Podcast Jennie Linton

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

This is a podcast for expat moms who want to improve their emotional health as they navigate the unique challenges of living and mothering abroad. Each episode shares one tool, idea or perspective shift you can apply immediately to your life and your family. I'm a certified life coach, an expat mom of 4 daughters, and married to a US diplomat. I’ve been abroad many of the last 20 years; I’ve lived on four continents, and in six different countries. I know what it’s like to be stuck emotionally and I know how to get unstuck. This podcast will show you how. You can connect with me at my website http://theexpatmom.com, Instagram @theexpatmomcoach, Facebook @theexpatmomcoach, or Schedule a free, 30-min. mini-coaching session http://theexpatmom.com/schedule

    Weaknesses are Just Strengths Overused

    Weaknesses are Just Strengths Overused

    Have you ever noticed that sometimes the very things you love about someone are also sometimes the things that drive you crazy?  Often our strengths and our weaknesses are two sides of the same continuum.  We're constantly late but it's because we're optimistic about how much we can get done.  We're compassionate, but when we care too much, we might neglect ourselves to solve other's problems.  Understanding that our weaknesses are actually just our strengths overused can be a game changer in helping us accept ourselves AND in learning how to navigate situations with our strengths as opposed to our weaknesses.  

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    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a   minute or two.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    • 34 min
    Solving for Mental Load (Without Sabotaging Your Marriage)

    Solving for Mental Load (Without Sabotaging Your Marriage)

    Do you ever feel like you have a CNN line ticker constantly moving across the bottom of your brain listing all the things you have to keep track of from whether you've run out of toilet paper, to order the soccer uniform, to making dinner, to exercising etc.?  This is your mental load.  Studies show that women carry significantly more of the mental load around home life than men do.  In reaction to this, many women feel frustrated and expect men to "do their share."  But what I've seen in my coaching is that this actually discourages both partners to blame the other partner and expect them to suddenly do what their partner does.   I see it create frustration and disconnection in marriages.  I created a podcast to share some ways to navigate mental load without sabotaging your marriage--in fact, it can bring you closer together.  

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    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a   minute or two.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    • 44 min
    How to Love Your Body & Lose Weight Even If You've Tried Everything with Becca Brown

    How to Love Your Body & Lose Weight Even If You've Tried Everything with Becca Brown

    What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?  Do things like, "Ugh, why am I so fat?"  or "I hate my body" sound familiar?   Many of us internalize messages starting at a young age that can lead to a negative body image.   

    It may not seem like a big deal.  But actually, what we say to ourselves about our body has a tremendous impact on our emotional AND physical health.  In fact, it plays an important role in whether or not we're able to lose weight. 
     
    Many people think they can hate themselves into losing weight.  They think they have to force themselves to stop eating so much or work out more.  But most people who attempt this method end up discouraged. 

    Ironically learning to love your body is actually the most effective, lasting, and fun way to lose weight!  And it's possible...even if you feel like you've tried everything. 

    Connect with Becca Brown
    https://www.instagram.com/beccabrownthecoach/
     
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    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a   minute or two.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gratitude & The Law of The Harvest

    Gratitude & The Law of The Harvest

    In gardening and agriculture, it's clear that you'll reap what you sew.  If you plant corn, you won't reap wheat.   The law of the harvest is also true in our emotional health.  However, sometimes it is less obvious.  Gratitude is one type of seed we can plan that can help us grow and cultivate happiness and emotional health.   

    Gratitude has physical and emotional benefits, particularly when it’s practiced regularly.  In this episode, we discuss some of these benefits, how gratitude creates them, and how to cultivate gratitude regularly in your life.  

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    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a   minute or two.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    • 31 min
    What Happens to a Couple When Relocating? Addressing the "Invisible Changes” with Karina Lagarrigue

    What Happens to a Couple When Relocating? Addressing the "Invisible Changes” with Karina Lagarrigue

    Regardless of whether you’ve moved several times or this is your first move as a couple, there are invisible changes that happen to both partners during transition.  My guest, Karina Lagarrige—an international psychologist who specializes in expat couples—discusses what these changes are and how to deal with them in a way that brings you closer, not farther apart as a couple.  
    In this episode you’ll learn:
    What are some of the “invisible changes” couples experience when moving?Why do they experience these?What issues do these “invisible changes” create for the couple?The difference between overcoming and addressing an issueWhen it’s time to deal with an issue and when it’s time just to get byWhat an emergency kit might look like for a couple who is struggling with a move.
    Links Referred to in the Podcast:  
    Link for Expat Couple’s Summit
    https://www.expatcouplessummit.com
    Link to participate in Expat Mom Research for Karina Lagarrigue
    Karina is an international psychologist doing research on personality and adjustment to expat motherhood.   If you are willing to participate, please click the link below.   
     
     ADJUSTING TO EXPATRIATED MOTHERHOOD
    https://qmulsciences.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2XwJ4RkYMleatE
     
    If you are not an expat but want to contribute to enlarging the literature on how personality, social support, coping mechanisms, etc. modulate the experience of becoming a mother, please fill in this form and be part of my control group!
    ADJUSTING TO MOTHERHOOD
    https://qmulsciences.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fOAYY99HT6FNsy
    Links for The Expat Mom
    Download The Expat Mom Podcast Roadmap
    Roadmap

    Free Coaching Session
    Sign-up for a free coaching session with Jennie.
    Schedule

    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach
    or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    • 54 min
    Midlife Transition #3: A Practical Guide for Navigating a Midlife Crisis

    Midlife Transition #3: A Practical Guide for Navigating a Midlife Crisis

    Just like you wouldn't try to find a new place in a new city without a map or a GPS or a guide, you won't want to navigate a midlife transition without a guide either.  You aren't usually at your best in "crisis" so it's even more essential to have a guide.  This podcast will walk you through seven helpful ways to navigate a midlife crisis.  

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    Free Coaching Session
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    Schedule

    One-Minute Wisdom
    Each week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.

    Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach

    Link to participate in Expat Mom Research for Karina Lagarrigue
    Karina is an international psychologist doing research on personality and adjustment to expat motherhood.   If you are willing to participate, please click the link below.   

    ADJUSTING TO EXPATRIATED MOTHERHOOD
    https://qmulsciences.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2XwJ4RkYMleatE

    If you are not an expat but want to contribute to enlarging the literature on how personality, social support, coping mechanisms, etc. modulate the experience of becoming a mother, please fill in this form and be part of my control group!
    ADJUSTING TO MOTHERHOOD
    https://qmulsciences.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fOAYY99HT6FNsy

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

e.g. birch ,

Love this podcast!

Other mom-centered podcasts that I’ve tried have never resonated with me and I didn’t feel connected to or enjoy them, but I absolutely LOVE this podcast. She grounds her suggestions in science and research and breaks issues down into solid, doable steps. A friend sent me one of her episodes and after listening to it, I immediately went to the first one and have been catching up ever since. I feel happier and lighter as a mom and more confident in what I’m doing. I have listened to some of the episodes twice so I can take better notes - they are that good! Also, I’m not an expat, but her advice and thoughts really can apply to any situation.

Return-with-honor ,

Articulate and eloquent!

Jennie is amazing in her ability to convey experiences and research in a way that is both relatable and easy to remember! She shares tremendous insights and wisdom that inspire and uplift. Great podcast!

mathwoman01 ,

Simplicity

I love the way Jennie can break down complicated things into simple steps that seem doable and manageable. She helps me see things from another perspective. Her suggestions are liberating and filled with hope. Thanks Jennie!

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