3 Signs a friendship could be over.

Removing clutter from your life can help you find a renewed focus and feel better about your living space. But has it occurred to you that your friendships may need decluttering too? All of us strive to pursue positive experiences and certain friends can make that challenging. An easy way to determine whether you are surrounding yourself with the right …

How to say No to Opportunity.

“Never turn your back on an opportunity” is a phrase most of us are accustomed to hearing. We are encouraged to “grab life with both hands” and go “outside your comfort zone” to constantly expand our skills and experience. All of this is true, as long as the so-called opportunity is a genuine one. Opportunities arrive in many different forms …

How to get over feeling let down

Feeling that we have been let down is the hurt we feel when other people do not meet our expectations or behave like we would. But are our expectations realistic? We are a result of past experiences that include our upbringing, how we are treated, our values and our self-perception. All these experiences program our emotional response to the world …

Life: How to see its lighter side

How do you see the lighter side of life? Do you know any six-year-olds? If you do, then you might want to consult them for some life lessons on happiness or seeing the lighter side of life. The average six-year-old laughs an average of 300 times a day! They see humour in everything. Adults, meanwhile, laugh an average of 17 …

3 Easy Ways To Beat The Scales While On Holiday

Going on a holiday? If you are like most women, you strive to shape up before you pack your bags so you can be more relaxed with your food choices while still looking fantastic in the photos. So there you are on holiday indulging in all forms of food and drink and throwing caution to the wind as far as …

How To Stop Perfection From Holding You Back

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Women With Drive Powered by Porche Are you always striving for perfection? If you are, then you are putting yourself through a repetitious cycle of near insanity, as perfection is ever only a concept and never a reality. What most of us really strive for is to always put our …

The Third Key to Happiness

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche What makes us happy? I asked myself this question when we were on a family holiday in Sri Lanka a few years ago. A war-torn, third world nation where the happiest people had nothing but a small hut with a dirt floor, no running …

Are You Liked at Work?

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche Did you take your first step towards a corporate career this year? Or perhaps you moved organisation or department. Whichever the case, you would have faced a new set of work systems, policies and relationship dynamics, all of which could leave your head spinning. …

Drop The New Year Resolutions

My one and only New Year resolution is still ongoing and that is to never make any New Year resolutions. Someone for some reason decided that the New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make in our lives and start the year afresh.  The unfortunate truth is that 92% of New Year …

How to Choose the Right Diet

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche “THE BEST DIET IS THE ONE YOU DON’T KNOW YOU’RE ON” – BRIAN WANSINK – I was on a ‘diet’ on and off from the age of 14 to 40. There was the Zone Diet, Alkaline Diet, No Carb Diet, High Metabolism Diet, Juicing …