Should Humans Hibernate?

We received a message from a listener enquiring about hibernation. They noted how in the winter months they become less social and more irritable and asked is hibernation normal? Well, the answer is yes, but not sleeping like a bear. More like slowing down and losing some energy that we would normally get from the […]

TSHP275: Trial by Twitter

What’s Coming This Episode? Social media has given us immense power. We can contact almost anyone at any time and share our thoughts with them. Ain’t that wonderful? Well, not always. People are learning some HARD lessons about how to wield this power. Are you ready to learn those lessons the easy way? Enjoy the […]

Trial by Twitter

In this weeks podcast Ed and I were reviewing the recent spate of media induced conflicts from Colleen Nolan’s spat with Kim on Loose Women, through the strange behaviours of Roxanne Pallet on Big Brother, to Kirsty Allsopp revelation of having smashed her son’s iPads because they failed to comply with the rules on screen […]

TSHP274: How can I tell if I’m being taken advantage of?

What’s Coming This Episode? We know advertising works. If it didn’t businesses wouldn’t fork out so much on it. But when does a harmless advert become a sinister online stalker? What happens when the technology of online advertising is used for darker purposes? Most importantly, how can we prepare ourselves to spot it coming? Enjoy […]

Influence and vulnerability

Influence Ed came across this very weird service offer by,  The Spinner  that puts cookies on target people so that they get nudged with adverts and services that will guide them towards doing what you want them to do. One service was so that you could subliminally suggest to someone that they might want to have […]

TSHP273: How to deliver bad news

What’s Coming This Episode? We preach positive things here at LITP, but some times bad things happen to good people. So what happens if it falls on you to deliver bad news to a friend or loved one? Is there a right way to do it? Of course there is! Over to Sean and Ed… […]

TSHP272: Why am I so cautious?

What’s Coming This Episode? Why are some folks more cautious than others? Do we need to hold a little back for survival or do we worry too much and miss out on big opportunities in life? Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s […]


We have talked a lot about anxiety over the years on the podcast. It is a topic that many listeners come back to again and ask us to do an episode on a related issue. In this episode we are talking about cautiousness and it’s relationship to safety, as we were asked “Where does cautiousness […]

TSHP271: How to make difficult decisions

What’s Coming This Episode? Decision making. It should be so easy. Make one and move on! The reality ain’t se clean cut. A million different scenarios can run through our heads. Who might we upset? What are we risking? It’s time for a podcast on decision making… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The […]