2021 Holiday Gift Guide – My Swiss Story (Part 1)

2021 Holiday Gift Guide – My Swiss Story (Part 1)

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year; so, before the holiday rush totally consumes you, here are a few of my picks for the season. Gift Giving isn’t the easiest of things you know, and I have always felt the closer the friend/family member – the harder it is. Disclaimer: None of the [...]

How to connect and form friendships as an expat – Top Tips

How to connect and form friendships as an expat – Top Tips

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor An expat is a person who lives outside his or her own country. Pretty simple and basic, as definitions go. Most expats don't plan on living in their host country long term. They are usually there for work, for a limited amount of time. Sometimes however, the situation can [...]

Day Trip Ideas from Basel: Todtnauer Wasserfall

Day Trip Ideas from Basel: Todtnauer Wasserfall

Living in Basel, we are fortunately wonderfully placed between the German and French borders and hence, the options of weekend getaways/day trips are plentiful. Just before we bid adieu to summer, last weekend we decided to visit the Todtnau Waterfall located in the heart of black forest. So, if you're looking for day trip ideas [...]

How to beat Ms. Overwhelmed

How to beat Ms. Overwhelmed

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor One of the most common issues my clients deal with is the feeling of overwhelmed. And what are overwhelmed people really really good at (re)producing? Complexity. The art of complexification is to make things complicated when they are actually quite simple. They don't do it on purpose, of course. [...]