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Saying Goodbye to our Kids

A listener messaged in asking Ed and I to talk about how to cope with the effects of children leaving the home and in this case going off to university. You spend years developing your family. Your kids have good bits and bad bits. There are times when you could happily strangle them all and […]

Can We Exit Brexit?

Could this be the time to Exit Brexit?? Well, I was beginning to feel that Ed and I were just bonkers with our ‘Remainer’ ideals and then to my great surprise this week a group of German business leaders have suggested, very sanely, that the EU should make some simple concessions that would appease the […]

How do we celebrate death?

A listener emailed asking for a podcast on why do we have funerals? He told a story how both his wife’s Mum and Dad died last year and they wanted their ashes scattered on a particular beach on their wedding anniversary. “We scattered their ashes together in a trench we dug in the sand as […]

Dream job

We had an email this week asking about making the transition from the day job to the dream job. What would be your dream job? If you could do whatever job you wanted what would it be? Ed, Rie and I all feel like we are doing our dream jobs. We all love what we […]

Where do you get your confidence from?

Imagine there is a party or a gathering of some sort. One person is sat in the corner quietly talking with everyone, greeting people and asking them how they are. Into the scene steps a second person. They come through door dressed flamboyantly, their greeting loud and they automatically demand and get everyone’s attention. Which […]

What can guilt teach us?

This week Ed and I revisited the subject of guilt but from a different perspective. A listener had emailed asking for a podcast, “ I have been thinking why I can’t relax, and wonder why I feel guilty when I get the chance to”? Guilt is one of the strangest, and least productive of human […]

The Truth About Mindfulness

As you will have guessed Ed and I are into Mindfulness, we do keep going on about it. The question is, is Mindfulness all that it is cracked up to be? It is currently being highlighted negatively in some press reports. A review published today in the journal ‘Perspectives on Psychological Science’ suggests that the […]

Writers Block

Have you ever stared at a white piece of paper or an empty computer screen knowing that you should now be creating? Words should now be appearing in front of you like water flowing from a tap. It might be an essay, an assignment, report, thesis, or the latest crime thriller, but right now your […]