TSHP284: World Kindness Day

What’s Coming This Episode? Kindness needs a bump. We know it’s important by why don’t we always act like it? In honour of World Kindness Day 2018, we thought now was a great time to explore the art of kindness… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links […]

Looking after each other

The 13th November was national kindness day. While I completely agree with they need for us all to be kinder to each other I am always surprised that we might need an annual day to remind us to do it. Surely in a well balanced society we would do this as naturally as breathing. It […]

TSHP283: Why You Should Live a Frugal Life

What’s Coming This Episode? As we approach the Christmas holidays a lot of people will be saving hard (or maxing out that credit card) to enter into the gift giving yuletide spirit. We know that financial pressure can bring huge amounts of anxiety. We also know that consumerism needs containing. So can we live a […]


Frugality can often be associated with meanness, which may be true in some cases, but I am left wondering about the state of the planet and our general lack of frugality. If we look at what we have done to planet Earth and to the lives of all the other nonhuman inhabitants we might consider […]

TSHP282: Remembering the Dead (Halloween Special)

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s Halloween as we record today which to Sean thinking about why we dress us like zombies and beg for sweets at at neighbours’ front doors. It’s a fascinating history as it turns out and we dive deeper into the world of respecting and remembering the deceased… Enjoy the show and […]

Remembering the dead

Winter hit in hard this week. On Monday it got to minus one and I was scraping the ice from the car windscreen. This winter feeling and the cold got me thinking about the coming ‘All Hallows’ eve or what we now term Halloween. For something to be Hallowed it was made sacred though also […]

How to Build a Strong Community

Following on from the last blog and podcast Ed and I have been talking about community, certainly in my case, after Roberts car was written off outside the house, people have rallied around and helped. There has been a real sense of community. Ed is becoming a community fanatic in his drive to make our […]

TSHP280: Take Some Responsibility (It Will Help, Trust Us)

What’s Coming This Episode? How often do we shirk responsibility? How often when, given the choice, do we face up to our problems instead of running away from them? Sean and Ed have both met with ‘interesting’ road-related issues in the past week, incidents where the perpetrators fled the scene. Let’s talk about responsibility… Enjoy […]

The consequence of action

Life, it would seem, is consequential In the East they call it Karma. Where I live they say ‘what goes around comes around’. Where I was born they would say ‘everybody gets their’s in the end’. In some societies they would say ‘there are no free lunches’ or ‘in the end all debts must be […]