Archive | December, 2014

Pause for thought!

Our collective psyche is filled with the idea that one thing follows another; when someone dies and then a baby is born, we see it as an ending and a beginning. We say things like, “when one door closes, another one opens”. The magical idea of endings and beginnings is with us throughout life. In […]

TSHP082: The True Meaning of Christmas

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s Christmas! Deck the halls, etc., etc. It has a unique meaning to all of us who celebrate at this time of year and can be a tremendous force for good. But what does it really mean? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! And Happy Christmas from Ed, Sean […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is here – bring on the light What will it be like for you this year? Is it a religious commemoration, a coming together of family and friends, a joyful time for children and young people, a time for giving and receiving, time to let your hair down and have a jolly? Office parties, […]

TSHP081: Dealing With Betrayal

What’s Coming This Episode? People can be wonderful. People can be kind. People can be mean and nasty and, occasionally, betray our trust in them. So how do we deal with that? A listener request this week… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s a link to this week’s […]

What to do when you’ve been betrayed

The concepts of betrayal come from the idea of trust, which we have spoken about before. Trust is, at least for me, a concept that cannot be maintained. Trusting people shackles them to a set of behaviours and the assumption that they will never change and be forever constant in what we want them to […]

TSHP080: Does Retail Therapy Work?

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s Christmas which can mean only one thing – it’s time to SHOP. That’s a bit harsh really as Christmas has many meanings, but for many the joy (and addiction?) of shopping reaches fever pitch. Let’s explore that shall we? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and […]

The Ups and Downs of Retail Therapy

Money, money, money Spend, spend, spend Money makes the world go round! Or so they say. Money is a fantasy. It doesn’t actually exist. The piece of paper, the token, that we call a note, is just that. It is a piece of paper. Every bank note, in every country, has some kind of statement […]

TDHP079: How to be Happy

What’s Coming This Episode? Ask most people what they really want from life and the answer will come back loud and clear – I want to be happy! It’s about time we really focussed on this issue then isn’t it? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s a link […]

Where Art Though, Happiness?

I have come to the clear conclusion that when we feel both happiness or unhappiness it is a matter of choice. Many people have become angry with me when I suggest this. They will tell me that I don’t know what I am talking about, that if I had to deal with their problems or […]