Archive | April, 2017

TSHP203: Politics and the art of seduction

What’s Coming This Episode? You might not think it so, but Margaret Thatcher was one of the most effective seductresses of our times. No, seriously! Seduction goes much deeper than just physical attraction so we thought we’d have a chat about just that this week… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes […]

Seduction, the truth and politicians

In the last podcast Ed and I were looking at the psychological phenomenon of ‘attitude alignment’, the idea that we, below our awareness, take on the prevailing attitudes of whichever group we are with. On the day we were recording that podcast, Theresa May announced that she was going to the country in a general […]

Attitude Alignment

Blaming your friends for your lack of drive could be real. So could blaming them for your energy and enthusiasm and for your prejudice, bias and bigotry. This story caught my attention and made me think a lot about why we are the way that we are. Where do our attitudes and beliefs come from? […]

TSHP201: The Power of Altruism

What’s Coming This Episode? You’d think after 200 episodes that we’d have exhausted all possible half help categories but far from it. The subject of altruism popped up on Ed’s feed and it’s a fantastic one. Here goes… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post […]

Altruism

“Feed the world”….So sang Bob Geldof and Co at Live Aid. A recent article in the Huffingtonpost looked at some psychological research that suggests that cooking for and feeding others is hugely satisfying for the cook as well as the recipients. As a cook, I love it, I know that feeling of joy and satisfaction […]

TSHP200: Why We Celebrate (OMG 200 EPISODES!)

What’s Coming This Episode? A special occasion for the show as we hit 200 episodes. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR SUPPORTING US OVER THE YEARS. We thought we’d take a moment to delve into why we have these strange rituals of celebration (not that we’re complaining). Here’s the […]

Happy 200th Birthday to us :)

Hey, we have got to number 200, that’s over 100 hours of podcasts and a lot of blogs. I have to begin with a big thank you to all of you who have read the blogs and listen to Ed and I over the last four years. You have a lot of sticking power. We […]