Attitude Alignment

Blaming your friends for your lack of drive could be real. So could blaming them for your energy and enthusiasm and for your prejudice, bias and bigotry. This story caught my attention and made me think a lot about why we are the way that we are. Where do our attitudes and beliefs come from? […]

TSHP201: The Power of Altruism

What’s Coming This Episode? You’d think after 200 episodes that we’d have exhausted all possible half help categories but far from it. The subject of altruism popped up on Ed’s feed and it’s a fantastic one. Here goes… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post […]


“Feed the world”….So sang Bob Geldof and Co at Live Aid. A recent article in the Huffingtonpost looked at some psychological research that suggests that cooking for and feeding others is hugely satisfying for the cook as well as the recipients. As a cook, I love it, I know that feeling of joy and satisfaction […]

TSHP199: How to keep smiling

What’s Coming This Episode? The World Happiness Report was recently published and it made for interesting reading as ever. There are plenty of clues within that can guide us on a path to ‘happiness’ (whatever that may be). Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

How To Keep Smiling

This week an article, ‘How the happiest people on the planet keep smiling‘, made me laugh, especially as Ed has been trying to become a meditator. The article reported research that pinpointed what it is that makes some people happy while others are not. So what does science tell us. Money. Many people consider higher […]


This is an interesting blog. We were contacted by a listener who wanted us to talk about abandonment in terms of being excluded from a group. In her case this was religious group. Having grown up in a Jehovah Witness family she decided that it did not work for her and she decided to leave […]