Entries by Felicia Shermis

Healthcare for the Global Citizen

“If you haven’t got your health you haven’t got anything” — so goes a quote from one of my favorite movies — The Princess Bride. Granted, the movie is some 30 years old by now, but I think most will agree that good health is essential in order to live life to its fullest. Lifestyle […]

Finding a Community  — While on the Road

I recently went on a cross-country road trip with my oldest daughter. I was helping her move from Florida back to the West coast. Like many, I’ve been dreaming of taking this kind of trip, but have never been able to figure out the timing or decide on the route (it’s a big country). This […]

Maintaining a Professional Social Media Profile

I’ve been thinking about social media and professional image and am wondering whether it’s at all possible to project the image of being fun, exciting, adventurous, and carefree on social media while maintaining a professional, knowledgeable, and on-the-ball profile for your professional life. I’ll admit I’m not the best person to answer this question, as […]

Assessing School Safety — Where to Begin

A common question in recent months from people thinking about relocating to the US concerns safety: personal safety in general and school safety in particular. In short, people are wondering how to keep their kids and themselves safe were they to move to the US. While some aspects of school safety, such as bullying, have […]

The Emerging Global Gig Economy

The traditional models for international business expansion, talent recruitment, and retention, as well as forms of employment, are all undergoing a change, and the implications for employers and employees alike are many. Some of this change is captured in expressions such as “digital nomad”, “gig economy”, and “work-from-anywhere”. While most understand these, there is no […]

Employee Well-Being Still Needs Attention

Recent research shows that employee well-being and mental health are losing ground in companies’ business agendas. A survey from the CIPD and Simplyhealth notes that there has been a decrease in many areas concerning the importance of focusing on mental health; for example, the number of managers who have bought into the importance of wellbeing […]