Author: Gorgeous Globe
Happy 1st Birthday, My Amelia
Hi there, I haven’t updated this blog in so long. Mom life is mostly to blame for that, but let’s be honest: I was never great at updating this blog regularly to begin with. The last year has been a wonderful and busy ride; my daughter just celebrated her first birthday and I’m feeling more…
Hello, 2022. We’re Having a Baby Girl.
A name materialized out of thin air as I sat up in bed. Immediately, I knew you were going to be a girl. To me, the name was perfect and so was its meaning. It was my first real connection with you. I knew then I was in for a wild ride. Week 18 –…
Functional Medicine Journey Part II
I’ve come to really enjoy my working with Edna on this functional medicine journey. We have met several times since my last post to discuss the most intimate details of my physical and emotional health. It means peeling back the layers of my life and reexamining things. Edna herself is simultaneously jolly and stern; she…
My Functional Medicine Journey in Switzerland
Hi readers, Normally I write about travel and food, but I want to do something different and share a recent personal journey with you as part of the #wellness part of this blog. At the beginning of 2021, I experienced a physical dip that caught me completely off guard. With unnerving symptoms continuing on for…
100 Foreigners Share Their Belgian Love Experience
A few years ago, I wrote an article, 7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian. The article picked up traction in a way that really surprised me. People’s messages and emails came pouring in; strangers took time to share their experiences with me with impressive candor and humor. Shortly after, I invited expat strangers…
Life in Switzerland and The Year That Was 2020
2020 is the year that so many people are thrilled to see go. I would say I’m also one of those people, but 2020 did bring something to our lives that no other year had before. Looking back on my last 2019 reflection, I’m stunned at the difference one year can make. Here’s a quick…
The Honest Truth About Homesickness as an Expat
It’s happened many times: I’m having a drink at a party and small-talking with new people when they ask about where I’m from and where I’ve been. Inevitably due is a question laced with a hint of concern. They pry politely and it’s cute how they almost whisper the question like it’s a secret. “Isn’t…
Introducing The Hamlet of Winterschwil, Over 450 years in the Making
Step inside a 450 year Swiss hamlet with my collection of B&W photos.
#WanderWomen: Life in Abu Dhabi as a Black Expat
This week’s #WanderWoman is Helen, a Black expat life in Abu Dhabi. She’s traveling like a local and taking on challenges with grace and style. Read her story!
Through the Lens: Seeking Light, Seeking Stories
The dance between light and dark is one of the most fundamental – and most intriguing – elements of photography. It’s through the lens of this duality that I will be exploring some of Switzerland’s oldest and most intriguing buildings.