Archive | March, 2016

TSHP147: Free Will vs Determinism

What’s Coming This Episode? The free will vs determinism is a debate that has raged amongst scientists, theologians, philosophers and thinkers for thousands of years. Do we have control of our lives or are we destined to follow a pre-written path? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

Free Will vs Determinism

Are the things that happen to you your choice or are they already determined? Do you have a future you can create or a destiny that you cannot? Is your life and the things that will and have happened to you a written script that has already been written or do you have free will? […]

TSHP146: How to be more Assertive

What’s Coming This Episode? Is assertiveness something we’re born with or do we learn it? Why do some folks never seem to be able to build their confidence? And when do we cross the line from confidence to aggression? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog […]

How assertive are you?

A listener messaged to ask about being self assertive. For me the issues of self assertion and confidence run together. Confident people find it easier to assert themselves and people who are self assertive will tend to be more confident. A bit of a chicken and egg situation. I guess our starting point is what […]

TSHP145: How Long Can You Go Without Saying No?

What’s Coming This Episode? One of the first words we’ll learn as human beings is no (Ed’s youngest is saying ‘rabbit’ a lot at the moment for some reason). It’s the very definition of negativity! So should we stamp it out of our vocabulary? Worth a chat, I’d say… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self […]

On Saying No…

Is no a good word? This week Ed and I were talking about the word ‘No’. At the outset I was looking at it from the point of view of the workplace and the amount of people that I see who need to push back at the system or their boss and effectively say that […]

You are what you eat… …or so the say.

Carnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians, fruitarians, vegans, all have good reasons for following their own dietary paths. For some food is just fuel while for others it is a culinary delight. Some fear food and the effects that it will have on their bodies and they become anorexic. While others become bulimic and throw up all that […]

TSHP143: Is Competition Healthy?

What’s Coming This Episode? There’s no getting away from completion. It starts at an early age when we start taking tests at school and continues on through our business and social lives. But is it a healthy thing? It put a man on the moon, for sure, but has also lead to some awful atrocities […]

Thoughts on competition – is it healthy?

We are told by science that life is based on the survival of the fittest. The assumption seems to be that the strongest will survive while the weak go to the wall, that the strong will dominate the weak and therefore spread their genes. This leads us to believe that life is a competition and […]