Archive | October, 2016

TSHP177: How to beat the bullies

What’s Coming This Episode? We’re taught at an early age about bullies; either through direct experience or via classic tv and film portraits – think Bif from Back to the Future or Nelson from The Simpsons. In reality though, a bully won’t disappear when you switch off the television or even when you go home […]

How to beat the bullies

The requests for podcasts have been rolling in from listeners, and long may it continue. This week we were asked to discuss bullying. This is a subject near to my heart because, as you may know, my father was a bully and I was effected by his dysfunctional personality. As a young child my father […]

TSHP176: Getting on with siblings and close family

What’s Coming This Episode? Many are fortunate enough to be blessed with close a close family – one that sticks together through thick and thin. But what about those that don’t share that closeness? Are we stuck with these relationships? Can we change them or should we ever cut our ties? Enjoy the show, it’s […]

Sibling Rivalry

Thanks to a listener who wanted some advice about getting on with siblings Ed and I found ourselves talking about our own brothers and sisters. It made me realise the stark contrast between my own upbringing and that experienced by both Ed and Rie. My own young life I described as being ‘thrown in a […]

Do you have any skeletons in your closet

Thanks to a listener this week we are looking into our cupboards to see if there are any skeletons. The answer is that of course there are. We all have a past and we all have secrets, that is the normal state of humanity. No one will ever be completely honest and transparent. After all […]

TSHP174: Dealing with the Naysayers

What’s Coming This Episode? Sometimes you wake up and you just feel right. Let’s go! Let’s do this! Then you bump into that person… that individual that sucks the life out of you. A naysayer! Bam, your energy drops and you’re back where you started… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes […]

How to Deal with the Naysayers

Definition:.. …a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views despite a general feeling that things were going well.. You must know them, you might even be one, Naysayers are everywhere. If the sun is shinning it is too hot, if not it is too cold, too wet, too dry, whatever it is, it is […]