Archive | March, 2017

TSHP199: How to keep smiling

What’s Coming This Episode? The World Happiness Report was recently published and it made for interesting reading as ever. There are plenty of clues within that can guide us on a path to ‘happiness’ (whatever that may be). Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

How To Keep Smiling

This week an article, ‘How the happiest people on the planet keep smiling‘, made me laugh, especially as Ed has been trying to become a meditator. The article reported research that pinpointed what it is that makes some people happy while others are not. So what does science tell us. Money. Many people consider higher […]

TSHP198: Dealing with abandonment

What’s Coming This Episode? When we make a change in our lives it can feel great. Progress! But what about those that are left behind, the abandoned? Let’s take a look at the other side… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post on this subject. […]


This is an interesting blog. We were contacted by a listener who wanted us to talk about abandonment in terms of being excluded from a group. In her case this was religious group. Having grown up in a Jehovah Witness family she decided that it did not work for her and she decided to leave […]

TSHP197: Meditation will change your life

What’s Coming This Episode? You’re a self help junkie so you know about meditation, but is it a regular part of your daily routine? The benefits are clear and we go through a lot of them in this episode. Welcome along Chris from Clearmind who brings his expert knowledge and unique new product. Enjoy the […]

Metta – the prayer of loving kindness

Mettā (Pali) or Maitrī (Sanskrit) Metta or loving kindness meditation often comes at the end of meditation practice, though it can used as a full meditation of loving kindness. In Metta we are expressing caring and empathy for all sentient, feeling, beings. Traditionally this begins with yourself and the, like ripples from a pond spreads […]

TSHP196: Can depression be good for you?

What’s Coming This Episode?   Depression ain’t no walk in the park, that’s for sure. It’s a debilitating condition that can wreak havoc on a persons life. But is there light in amongst the darkness? Can some good come from depression? Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

Depression might actually be a good thing

According to Kevin Loria in the Business Insider Thursday 16 February 2017 Depression may be our brain’s way of telling us to stop and solve a problem There is a theory that suggests that rather than being a problem depression might be a specific behavioural strategy that we have evolved as a biological adaptation that […]

TSHP195: Explaining the rise of fascism

What’s Coming This Episode? If you’ve seen the news of late you may have noticed the wall to wall politics. The UK withdrawing in on it’s self, and the US now doing similar. Both are still functioning democracies but, for a small percentage of each population, 2016 marked a turning of the tide towards a […]

Degrees of consciousness and the rise of fascism

This is a tough blog and very much embedded in our time and the very things that are happening around us. Across the world there is a political lurch to the right that, in many cases, is becoming fascistic. The last world war happened because, at that time, the fascist, totalitarian, dictators in Germany, Italy, […]