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Author: Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor Created: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cataloging of interviews with influential bloggers and monthly "Blog Bling" posts sharing interesting stories, blog posts, and articles by creative and inspirational bloggers.

By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Have you wondered how to make idli without the traditional Indian idli stands and pressure cooker? This post will answer that and also showcases plenty of photos from the recent past and long-lost past, and recent short trips, Krishna's photos from this month highlight one really old family photo, plus photos from our road trip last year and recent road trips in US.

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, March 05, 2010

Wonderful insights by Africa Expats Wives Club, Ayurvedic Home Remiedies, Cassie Strom, Clark, Copyblogger, Delhi Bound, Great Expectations, Hindu Blog, India: My Final Obsession, Riyaz, Brijesh, Expat's Woman Guide to Living in Thailand, The Hindu, and Tickled by Life! Thanks, all, for your inspiration!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Day or Night or Evening?

Not left out, we in Rochester, New York also had our own share of snow. Maybe not as much as places like Washington D.C. and others, but enough for us this year, thank you very much.

The photos taken by Krishna taken the last month showcase some of this frozen, white splendor- that now make me long so much for the warmer days hopefully soon on the horizon.

 
 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, February 05, 2010

Thank you this month to Clark, Culture Transition Coaching, Expatriate and Cross-Cultural Success (Global Coach Center), Hindu Blog, India Abroad, Naomi, neoindian.org, Remarkablogger Business Blog Coaching & Consulting, Sharell, Shyama, and Srivalli Jetti of Cooking 4 all Seasons for inspiring the wonderful collection of information I am sharing this month. 

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, January 01, 2010

Expats in India, cross-cultural self-development, exploration of misconceptions and stereotypes, and much more in this month's blog articles review!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, December 04, 2009

New online friends, Westerners married to South Asians living exciting lives in India and Pakistan highlight this month's interesting blog posts shared with Alaivani community.

The overriding theme this month is intercultural sharing and cultural adjustment concerns. Click in to read more!!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, November 06, 2009

Photography at Delicate Arch

Sometimes we are inspired most when we are away from our 'comfort zone' and in places we find exotically beautiful.

Expressing oneself through introspection in nature, cultural celebrations and everyday life events in another country, or in learning to slow yourself down and appreciate a simpler life are all topics discussed in this month's blog posts that have inspired me. Click in to read expressions of Indian culture in America, American lifestyle adjustments in Italy, Introspection in the exotic beauty of Utah, and other amazing insights that inspire and motivate!

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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, August 07, 2009

Living Her DreamsThis month bloggers have helped me explore a full range of emotion! Caroline, pictured, right bought me to tears of joy, through her dreams realized (photograph used with permission, do not reprint), while Brijesh, Mohan, Kochuthresiamma, Jonathan and Leo have inspired nostalgia in me.

Read these and thoughts of Cath Duncan (who incidentally shared some breathtaking Utah photos on Facebook), Diana Long, Pradeep Nair, Abhilash, Abhi, Mohan and international journalists who have inspired me to share their nuggets of wisdom with you this month!

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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, July 03, 2009

Click inside to peruse and participate in some of the interesting thoughts of Africa Expat Wives Club (A UK family settled in Kenya), Shaiju Joseph, Binny VA, Flower Girl, Aarathi, Meeru, Green Family, and others! What a great diversity of points of view!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, June 05, 2009

Inspiration is everywhere, it's outside and within you! That would have to be the overarching theme of the posts from this month!

Click into read some of the interesting thoughts of Jonathan Mead, BV Raman, Kaushik Chakraborty, Grace Kerina, Nitya Shanti, Danielle LaPorte, Cherian Mathew, Joann, Shaiju Joseph, Mani Karthik, Jana, Amit Agarwal, and Sharon Wilson. What a great diversity of points of view!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our dream vacation awaits in Kenya and Tanzania. We wait to experience wildlife and safari in the country that still seems so exotic. In 2007, I came across the following videos by Daniel Sumarto I want to share with you today. These are three of his six videos.

These videos are inspiring. The photography is simply breathtaking and leaves an emotional imprint within me. All videos are embedded with permission from videographer, Daniel Sumarto.

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, May 01, 2009

South Indian recipes and culture, spiritual and personal growth, tech advice, and writing tips from bloggers all over the world!

Thank you for sharing your wisdom, experiences and creativity with the world!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Friday, March 27, 2009

Viji Varadarajan

Viji Varadarajan is an ambassador of the Tamil Brahmin cookery culture.  Her passion for her culture has taken her on amazing journeys within her kitchen and outside her home as well, interacting with and educating Indians and Internationals on the beauties and wonders of this cuisine and culture. As more and more curious people from all over the world are exposed to Viji’s books and friendly personality, her awareness of what to do and where to go next in bringing awareness to us on Tamil Brahmin (tambram) cooking comes from questions and observations from anyone who’s curious.

 

By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Interview with Kristen of GreenStyleMom blog. Explore Kristen's world of co-housing, Colorado, outdoor weddings and India!

 
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By Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor on Monday, October 15, 2007

I am trying something new.  I saw a column on a blog titled “Blogging Through A Book,” and wondered if I could do it.  It takes some amount of internal motivation to maintain the flow of this kind of column, but let’s try it.& Read More »

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