Tag Archives: Expat lifestyle

Consider a Writing Career in Switzerland – Three Tips to Get Started

Use Have-Done Diaries

Are you one of those settled professionals who suddenly had to get out of the last job? Did you love to write as a high school senior but figured a career in journalism would take too many years of crafting the art? Maybe this is the time in your life when you want to get back into the habit. Perhaps this is really the time when you want to consider starting a writing career in Switzerland.  Seven Reasons to Start a Writing Career in Switzerland 1)   You cannot handle frustrating meetings any longer 2)  You don’t want to conform to the typical 8 AM to 5 PM working day 3)  You’ve decided that you finally want to feed your […]

The Social Media Newbie – Part 5 – YouTube

Angie Weinberger

Guest Post by Nabeha Latif, Social Media Guru If you’ve got all your social media covered, why leave out YouTube? If you haven’t gotten around to capitalizing on the video platform’s huge audience, now is better than ever! When it comes to numbers, YouTube is hitting it out of the park! With around 500 hours worth of video content uploaded every minute, no wonder, it ranks No. 2 for global and domestic web traffic globally. In the current era of media consumption and content consumption, whether it’s education, entertainment, or news updates, YouTube has a vast variety for it all. With the whole social trend gradually moving towards video-based content on almost all platforms, YouTube is in the spotlight. Surely […]

Expats Are Sleep Deprived

Sleep is Important

This post is inspired by sundaebean. We often hear our fellow expats complain about a lack of sleep and work taking over their lives -it seems that expat lives involve far too much work and impact sleep significantly. So for this edition, I thought I would talk about setting certain ground rules in our lives to get out of overdrive. Get Out of Overdrive Christine Hansen, sleep expert and founder of Sleep Like a Boss, has detailed and often surprising insight into how expats can improve their sleep hygiene. Let’s dive in: Before any ground rules can be established, it is important to figure out why expats have such frequent complaints about their sleep. The root cause can be traced down, […]

Eight Major Barriers to Expat Spouse Employment

Expat Spouse employment Bringing the family on board in global mobility Expat Family Support

We thought we should pull together the main reasons according to our experience that hinder Expat Spouse employment  in the host country. This is a non-scientific analysis based on opinions and experience. We identify eight major barriers to expat spouse employment and hope to help you overcome those.

Seven Virtues for Purpose, Performance, and Productivity

Back to School in a great car

Seven Virtues for Purpose, Performance, and Productivity The Back-to-School Mood Rose petals sprinkled over my neglected Zen Garden, sunflower fields turned brown, and you have started to turn on the lights in the morning again. When you get home from work, you don’t want to sit outside anymore as it is dark, but you might vaguely remember this feeling you had as a kid when you were playing hide and seek at this time of the year, and it was just a notch better because it got dark at dinner time. This August is a bit like the “Summer of ‘69”. Did you also feel like a Rockstar? Finally out again in the world, listening to “Rock’n’Roll Music” or “Jailhouse Rock.”  […]