Helga DeSousa was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario to Portuguese Immigrant parents from the Azores. She began writing poetry and short stories since the age of ten. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
Helga worked in Telecommunications for nine years where she developed her skills in managing people in high stressful situations. After nine years in the industry, Helga decided on a different direction that took her to teach ESL (English Second Language) in Japan.
It was during her stay in Japan that she learned the art of maintaining calm. Being alone in a foreign country with little people connections and almost non-existent language skills, she had to rely on this inner resource. Helga soon came across colleagues who were experiencing life crises and found that they benefited from her one on one coaching sessions. She was able to set them at ease and provide them with tools to manage the crisis that they were experiencing in their lives. When she returned to Canada, she pursued a teaching career at the high school level to reach teenagers. However, she noticed that stressful living is more of an adult’s reality.
In a fast-paced modern society, Helga examines the culprits that lend to life crises and teaches effective tools that bring calm into the turbulence of everyday stressful living.