Archive | April, 2018

TSHP255: Help! I’m addicted to plastic…

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s everywhere. In our fridges, our cars, our hedgerows and our oceans. Plastic. A wonderfully versatile material has outgrown itself. So what now? Well, take control! That’s what. Sean and Ed talk about plastic, anxiety and mental health. Is there no end to their talent? Enjoy the show and take care, […]

How to beat your plastic addiction

If you didn’t see the David Attenborough’s BBC Blue Planet episode on plastics you should do so right now. It is totally horrifying. It would seem to make sense that if you are going to create something as invasive as plastic that you should also have thought about and created the processes that would enable […]

TSHP254: Why Can’t I Meditate?

What’s Coming This Episode? Once it clicks, mediation is like riding a bike (Ed – stop talking about bikes, OK?!). Trouble is, that initial phase of learning to calm your mind is much harder than people realise. So how can we learn to overcome the early struggle and benefit from the amazing power of regular […]

Struggling to meditate?

This week Ed and I got to talk about one of my favourite topics, meditation. It has been an interesting issue between us for years. I think Ed would like to be a meditator but just can’t get into it. I guess the fact that I told him years ago that you don’t have to […]

TSHP253: What’s the Meaning of Life?

What’s Coming This Episode? We thought we’d tackle an easy topic this week. The meaning of life. It’s easy to cruise through life without giving the question a second thought. Perhaps that’s a sign of a life well lived?! Not having to actually think about the question. Who knows? Well, Sean and Ed have some […]

Have you cracked the meaning of life?

A listener messaged in this week explaining that they have been in therapy and that their counsellor had asked them to explain their meaning of life. This left them a bit stumped and so they asked us to discuss it. Most people at this point (Ed did) quote from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Universe… […]

TSHP252: Are we built to have just one partner?

What’s Coming This Episode? A listener sent us a message as she had been experiencing feelings for another person. Sean and Ed discuss monogamy, relationships and a few other things in between. Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Here’s Sean’s blog post for the week The […]

Does Manogomy Work?

This week on the podcast Ed and I dived into the issues of relationships and their boundaries. Having been asked, by a listener, to look at the concept of monogamy we expanded this idea to look at other common types of relationship that couples are now engaging in. So having considered this, how would you […]