Yearly Archives - 2019

Are You Achieving Your Potential?

By Louisa Niehaus This isn’t going to be an article that propels you to search deeper or achieve more. Instead, I am going to ask you to walk a path with me, to challenge your mindset, as well as your belief system. Chances are that you, dear reader, are past the school or tertiary education phase. This is an important qualifier. This means that you need to get used to measuring your self-growth on a different set of measurables than [...]

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Life Hacks with Louisa: Midlife Part 2

It’s the old cliché: “Once a midlife crisis enters your life, your marriage is doomed.” It doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. Lifehacks with Louisa episode 2 is here to give you some insight into how mid-life crisis affects marriages. You’ll also have access to questions that you can ask yourself about your marriage to see if your marriage can weather the storm, or if you’ve truly outgrown your spouse.

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Life Hacks with Louisa: Midlife Part 1

A mid-life crisis is usually depicted as a ridiculous time of a person’s life, but did you know that it can help you to take stock of your life and give clarity for the many wonderful years you have ahead of you? Join me for the first ever podcast episode of Lifehacks with Louisa and you will: Be able to recognise the signs of a mid-life crisis; Know the difference between a mid-life crisis and menopause; Recognise that a mid-life crisis shouldn’t [...]

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People Pleaser – Do You Qualify?

It’s true, I would much rather interact with a people pleaser than I would the opposite. If we are honest, most of us prefer engaging with pleasant, friendly people who go the extra mile to accommodate or help you. However, for the people pleaser, it’s not that great being trapped in the Teflon mould that encases them. Why is it a Teflon case? People pleasers tend to be impermeable to receiving help or allowing themselves to be cared for. As shiny [...]

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Burnout – not only for execs

Do you associate burnout with harassed corporate executives? If  so, you are wrong. Burnout can affect anyone from students to parents, athletes, entrepreneurs and yes executives.             What are the signs? Excessive tiredness, despite rest Relying on sugar, alcohol, caffeine, sports drinks to keep your energy levels up Cynicism is what differentiates burnout from depression. You feel like you are adding little value to what you do – despite the amount of effort you put in You feel emotionally numbed or distant Social avoidance We live in an [...]

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