Family Travel & Expat Life in Asia
Welcome to Sattvic Family, a travel and expat lifestyle site created by a family of three based in Chiang Mai.
We’re a Canadian-British-American family with a passion for traveling and connecting with fellow global citizens and Third Culture Kids ( and adults).
This site strives to inspire creative, holistic expats and traveling families who are looking to explore Asia and beyond.
I also hope to encourage families who are raising Third Culture Kids and global citizens, as well as unschoolers/homeschoolers.
For years we’ve traveled all over the world trying to find the right place to call home; we shared our journey on this site as well as in our book.
I’m passionate about Thailand and feel it’s one of the most magical places in the world, when you step away from the touristy parts!
The focus of Sattvic Family has shifted to mainly travel in Asia and tips for raising a Third Culture Kid and expat, as well as enjoying the simple life here in Thailand. Other topics include unschooling, solopreneurship, lifestyle design, dual citizenship, and worldschooling ( home education + travel).
Where to start? We’ve created a Start Here page filled with our favorite articles to get you started.
Billy is a family wellness coach and actor, as well as teacher. He began teaching English in Korea in 2009 which began the family’s adventure. Together with his wife, he offers writing and consulting services at Thriving Healer.
Elizabeth is a British American freelance writer and travel photojournalist as well as Blog Mentor to Life & Health Coaches. Raised as a ‘third culture kid’, she lived in 4 countries and traveled to over 20 as a child. She is a former columnist at the Phuket News and runs a culinary travel blog in the Lonely Planet Pathfinder program.
Writing and Social Media Services
In addition to writing on Sattvic Family, we offer various marketing and writing services and have worked with companies in the US and abroad. You can find a few of the places we have been featured here.
What is a Sattvic Lifestyle?
Sattva is a sanskrit term I learned when I was studying Ayurveda in India.
According to my teacher Dr. Chauhan, ‘ Daily routines that are stressful, excessively active, erratic or idle have a negative impact on the mind. Although we may experience a certain buzz or pleasure initially from leading these lifestyles, they are not ultimately satisfying and may leave us feeling depleted or discontented with life. Activities that are sattvic in nature, however, encourage the development of sattvic qualities such as contentment, peacefulness and positivity. They are calming, quiet, inspiring and mentally invigorating.’
This concept of Sattvic living is what inspired the title of this site as it is something we believe in learning more about and implementing into our daily lives. Lifestyle design suggests having the freedom to choose a work/career you love and that doesn’t drain you, so the two indeed go hand in hand.