Archive | February, 2017

TSHP194: Is goal setting bad for us?

What’s Coming This Episode? Do we really need goals? Most self help and development blogs will say ‘yes’. We probably have agreed at some point, but today Sean and Ed are exploring the idea that goal settings can be harmful. Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a […]

Enough is Enough

Human beings tend to be acquisitive. They gather and collect. Part of this has to be based in our evolutionary past. Most animals survive by the gathering and hoarding of necessary staple supplies. I guess there is little difference between a squirrel burying nuts, a spider trapping a live wasp in its nest and the […]

TSHP193: Finding your sense of purpose

What’s Coming This Episode?   Drifting through life is oh so easy. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it but when our time is up we can often be left with certain regrets about we did or, more importantly, what we didn’t do. A sense of purpose is not always easy to find, but once you […]

How a sense of purpose can keep you healthy

In the work that I do in both private and public organisations the issues of purpose and direction are strongly associated with stress. Those that feel that they do have a clear direction are more energised and even dynamic. Those that feel that they have a direction suffer less from stress related conditions. Having a […]

TSHP192: How music can boost your mood

What’s Coming This Episode?   Hands up who doesn’t like music of any kind? Right, EVERYONE likes music, hey? So what does (or what can) it do for us, emotionally? Thanks to the listener tip off for this one… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog […]

How to use music to boost your mood

Music is something that effects us all probably everyday. Often we see music as a creation of man. Actually, music is as normal and natural as colour and all other energy systems. But let us start at the beginning.. “In the beginning was the word…” The Gospel according to John starts with the words above. […]

TSHP191: Can mindfulness help overcome cancer?

What’s Coming This Episode?   Cancer is in the spotlight this week as the world focusses it’s attention on the disease through World Cancer Day. Sean and Ed have sat down for a wide ranging chat about cancer – how it can be avoided and dealt with. Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

Mindfulness and Cancer

It is that time of year when we look at what, for many is a scary issue, it is Cancer awareness day on the 4th Feb. Its main objective is to get as many people as possible to talk about cancer. I find these podcast and blogs some of the most difficult to do. It […]