Losing the Crutch

Today is 12 years since I quit smoking. I was a 26-year smoker, until one day I realized my breathing wasn’t the best. Without bringing attention to my crutch, I quit and kept quiet. Then when things steadied, I began letting people know. Twelve years ago, I took a big step toward health. Sure, I ate healthy and worked out, […]

Going to the Doctor – America vs. Germany

Many of us aren’t fans of going to the doctor. We’d rather pretend our cholesterol or blood pressure is normal. Or the holidays are to blame for our additional weight gain, even if we’re not quite sure which holidays we’re referring to. For whatever reason, visits to the doctor make many of us uncomfortable. When I began this expat journey, […]