Entries by Sean Orford

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worrying is a habit, being happy is a habit. If you are a worrier, or if you are happy, where did you learn it? These, like all habits, are the results of consistent persistent practice over time. Most habits are learned at an early age through observation. We observe behaviours, usually from our parents or […]

Finding Spirituality In Everyday Life

Are you spiritual or religious? I hear people talking about religion and I hear people talking about spirituality. I am not comfortable with religion as it can often be sectarian and dogmatic. I like the idea of spirituality, but what is it? Well, I am not what you call religious though I did have a […]

TSHP054: Why Retire?

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-self-help-podcast/id663490789″ bg_color=”#2d7ec4″]Subscribe to The Self Help Podcast in iTunes[/button] What’s Coming This Episode? At what point do we stand back from life, do we retire? For some people this begins at fifty and for others it never happens. Our definition of success and happiness is waking with a smile on your face feeling that you […]

Why you should forget about retirement

Why Retirement? Forget it! When I was a child, we had fireworks every November 5th. On the box were written the instruction “light the blue touch paper and retire”. Later this was developed to “stand well back”. Now, I think that is what people do when they embrace the idea of retirement, they stand well […]

The Joy of Growing Old

How Ageist are you? I think that there is a problem with the concept that we seem to have in relation to age and ageing. Age seems to have become the thing that people fear and wish to avoid which is strange because it is the one thing that will, to some extent or another […]

TSHP051: The Purpose of Life

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-self-help-podcast/id663490789″ bg_color=”#2d7ec4″]Subscribe to The Self Help Podcast in iTunes[/button] What’s Coming This Episode? What is life about ? Why are we here? It is easy to think that we know it all, that we have the physical world taped and that we know all about life, but what is really going on here? Finding […]

The World Is What You Make It

What is life about ? Why are we here? It is easy to think that we know it all, that we have the physical world taped and that we know all about life, but what is really going on here? As a young man I travelled in an attempt to find the answer to life […]

TSHP050: The Importance of Kindness

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-self-help-podcast/id663490789″ bg_color=”#2d7ec4″]Subscribe to The Self Help Podcast in iTunes[/button] What’s Coming This Episode? Kindness is in the same spectrum as love. It is part of the positive forces that brings people together, solves problems and creates happiness. Worth discussing then wouldn’t you say? It’s The Self Help Podcast! Enjoy the show 🙂 Show Notes […]

What is Kindness?

According to Wikipedia kindness is a behaviour marked by: ‘ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognised as a value.’ Google defines kindness as: ‘the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate’. How do you define it? When I was a child I read the book […]

Your Money Is Your Energy Of Life

[button link=”https://www.liveinthepresent.co.uk/2014/05/for-the-love-of-money/” color=”green”]Listen to the podcast for this blog[/button] Why do you go to work? Do you jump out of bed shouting ‘hooray’? If not why not? A few people will be doing what they do each day because they simply love it and would carryon doing it what ever happened. Sadly many people will […]