Author Archives: Angie Weinberger

November Brain Declutter

November Colors

I am dedicating a weekend to sorting out old stuff, decluttering, and preparing the apartment for cleaning. I would like to do this before I start decorating for the holidays because it is giving us a fresher spirit and as I mentioned most of us get really stressed in the last few weeks before the year-end as we wish to focus more on family and friends during the holidays.  What I would also like to do is finish open ends and projects and before starting too many new ideas and projects reduce the “Pendenzenliste” (It’s one of my favorite Swiss German words and can be translated into the list of open tasks). Most of my friends and I keep laughing […]

The Power of Routine

A bird

I lay awake on a Saturday night that I had just enjoyed with my partner and our neighbors and even though it was only Saturday I felt a creeping dissatisfaction about all I wanted to achieve the next working week. I am not sure how you feel, but the fact that I attend most meetings online now creates more anxiety when a topic is really important to me. I feel that in a physical meeting I would be able to show my emotions better and I can be very convincing in such situations and achieve what I would like to achieve. Oftentimes, the point of such a meeting is to bring the other person or persons to an action or […]

First Things First – How you can help Refugees in this War

Angie Weinberger

We are all deeply saddened by what is happening in Ukraine and our hearts go out to all the people suffering in this conflict, no matter what their passport says. We stand with Ukraine. We condemn violence. We pray for peace. Immediate Actions – How You Can Help Right Now (Status: Tuesday, 8 March 22) Keep yourself informed about the security situation on the ground and in the neighboring countries. Ensure that you are mentally ready to support others and feel free to reach out to Angie if you wish to talk. The best way to reach her right now is through her mobile phone. Provide a shower or room: In Switzerland, organizations such as Campax are looking for accommodation […]

Why Building Professional Relationships is Harder for You

Expat Experience

I sat on a panel, and I just got as far as saying “I think…” when the other panelist gave her opinion on the matter. She probably didn’t notice that I was trying to say something, but for a moment, I was annoyed and thought, “How rude…”. And it seems to happen more and more that I am waiting an instant too long and then it is too late to say what I wanted to say. I now notice how I have become a “Swiss person.” or maybe I have allowed a younger and shyer version of myself to take over these days. Having lived here in Zurich for over ten years, I prefer to run my life Swiss-style. Despite considering […]

Digital Media Literacy

Digital Detox Day Digital Disruptors in Global Mobility

The Cambridge Analytica Files In March 2018, the Observer published the first in a series of stories, known as the Cambridge Analytica Files, containing an account of a whistleblower from inside the data analytics firm that had worked in different capacities on the two 2016 political campaigns resulting in the election of President Trump and Brexit.  Cambridge Analytica is a British political consulting firm that profiled millions of people on Facebook to better target them with fake ad hoc content that would make them more susceptible to topics such as immigration and terrorism. When questions were asked in the UK Parliament, Facebook admitted that, in the case of the Brexit referendum, 87 million users had had their profiles hacked. A […]