Living Abroad – Why Would YOU Do That? (by Heidi Hornlein)

The times are over when you were born and lived in the same place for your whole life*. Only a century ago going to live in a place in only 50 km distance was a big deal. And today? Many of us are born in one country and live in other countries thousands of miles away.
*Why do we do that*? What is the motive behind this decision? What do we believe to leave behind us when we begin afresh in a different country, with a different language, a different culture all together? And what do we hope to find there which is different from what we think to find at home?

We have invited +Ana Hoffman   who came from Russia to live in the US, +Margherita Crystal Lotus  comes from Sweden and lives in Canada and +Adelheid Hörnlein  comes from Germany and lives in Italy. Together we want to explore why we did this step and why we are still in the other country. Would we ever go back “home”? – WHERE IS HOME? We have become Cosmopolitans where the WORLD is HOME?

Watch this video especially when you dream about going to live in a different country than that where you have grown up. And you who have no intent to leave your country – maybe you will find some more reasons for staying where you are or some inspiration for trying something different.

About  Ana Hoffman ana profile coffee background
Ana  lives in the mindset that *the Ordinary is boring*. She is a daring Entrepreneur, as well as a Blessed Wife and a  Grateful Mother – She had an exciting past and an amazing future to look forward to.
*Ana is very well known in the G+ community*, as a regular guest in Hangouts hosted by a grand variety of people. Especially known for her  +Traffic Generation Cafe  where she is focusing on various ways to increase website traffic like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. She sends out a weekly very informative newsletter called Your Weekly Marketing Skinny. – (You are invited to subscribe to it!)

In six quick months, her blog grew to be an authority on traffic generation. My blog’s traffic (I was ranked under 15K on Alexa), reader engagement, and sales showed me that I was on the right track.

I am Heidi, (+Adelheid Hörnlein   )Heidi:Google
A native German and living in Italy for the past 30 years. I have an MA in communication science, was a professional singer, voice teacher, voice therapist before I was licensed in Gestalt Counseling and Transformative Coaching (Approach: ‘Feminine Power’ and related). I am also licensed as transformative leader. I am holding seminars and courses, live and online. My passion is 1:1 coaching for whatever difficulties people encounter in life, especially regarding relationships, but not only. If you are inspired to do so, please ask for a free discovery session by connecting with me on G+ or via our website: http://ThePowerOfRelationship.Com
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About Margherita:Margherita:Google
I am an intuitive Life/Business Mentor, who helps professional women overcome emotional overwhelm and stress, and restore their energy so they can have fulfilling relationships, and watch their career flourish. Find me at

About Mark DavenportMark:Google
Mark is an American Midwesterner, frequent visitor to and now resident in Italy. Degrees in English Literature and Secondary Education preceded a Masters degree in Italian Literature from the University of Wisconsin. Years of teaching at secondary and university levels were followed by ever more “human interest” years as a certified drug and alcohol counselor, then to more mellow years in retail, culminating in more years as a “full time” retired Floridian before coming out into life again in Italy with years of philosophical, psychological and spiritual study supporting my passion to bring all that “head” knowledge to a practical emotional, physical and behavioral level where true transformation out from the decades of half-life so many of us experience.

Mamma Mia – ITALY

IMG_5662Italy is a fantastic country. Many people dream to go there, even to live there. Do you, too? When I learnt Latin at school I dreamt to go there one day and see all the ancient places. Later I imaged Italy as a warm country with blue sea and white beaches everywhere and I wanted to really be there some day.
Now I live here for 30 years – and Mamma Mia! – Italy! What a place, what a country. Some dreams came true, others didn’t. The landscape is inexpressible beautiful – and Italians do their best to destroy it with ugly industries or just by throwing rubbish everywhere they go.
It is a love-hate relationship I have developed for this country, but I am still here!

In this show I have invited foreigners like myself who have chosen to live in Italy, as well as Italians who have chosen to NOT live in Italy but are really attached to it in nostalgia – and also a person who is born and grown in Italy and has no intention to go elsewhere.

search-1IMG_1093We intend to discuss what this country means for us, what tourists can get when they come here, what you get when you chose to live here, why life seems easy here – and really difficult, and why we, ultimately, love this country and are proud to show it to visitors.

About Nazim Beltran
In his own words he is “an American living in Italy since 1992 thanks to his wonderful wife (+Elisabetta Chiesi) who dragged him to this wonderful paradise, together they are involved in the +Casa Chiesi Italian Lifestyle Project. (”

Laura Fabiani KopieAbout Laura Fabiani
Laura Fabiani is an author, book reviewer, entrepreneur and blogger since 2009. She blogs about books at Library of Clean Reads and owns iRead Book Tours and Italy Book Tours where she organizes professional virtual book tours for authors and publishers. Laura is the daughter of Italian immigrants and lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where there is a large Italian community. She is the author of Daughter of Mine, a novel set in Italy and inspired by her mother-in-law’s stories of her childhood in Naples.

Nuccia 2 KopieAbout Nuccia
Nuccia says about herself: If you’re new to my blog you’ll notice that I love to talk about beauty and fashion and anything related to women.
I try to share with you the things that I have learned along the way.I am by no means an expert in the beauty field, in fact, quite the opposite. I’m a simple, no-fuss type of gal who thankfully picked up a few beauty tips in her life. Having said that please keep in mind that any reviews/opinions you read here stem from my PERSONAL experiences and are in no way to be considered professional advice!

About Heidi HornleinDSC_9315 copia Kopie
She came to Italy 30 years ago to study Italian Opera. She fell in love with the country and with an Italian partner she moved to Umbria where she created an organic farm and a countryhouse becoming a guest house and seminar center during the years. It is now called Paradiso Integrale. She felt quite isolated in the countryside until Internet became an option. Since January she hosts the CONNECTION SHOW with Margherita and in November she will start a new Show on G+ “The wisdom Factory” with her present husband Mark Davenport – an American in Umbria, following the call of love….

*About Margherita Crystal Lotus*
She is an Intuitive Mentor/Healer/Author/Creative Artist and Consciousness Explorer and founder of The Crystal Lotus
+ Heidi Hornlein. Transformational Relationship Coaching/Integral Practice/ Integral Voice Training, Paradiso Integrale Live Coaching Retreat
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