Anxiety Addiction Disorder (AAD)

This weeks podcast is at the request of a listener who reports ‘drowning in his partner’s anxiety’. He asked if his partner could be addicted to anxiety and if so is there a cure. The answer to the first question is ‘yes’ and to the second ‘maybe’. Like most things, anxiety is in the eye […]

TSHP179: Hygge: The Art of Living Danishly

What’s Coming This Episode? There’s a new way of living and it goes by the name of Hygge. It’s made it’s way to our shores from Denmark and everyone knows that those Scandinavians know how to live. Let’s find out more… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote […]

Hygge: The Art of Living Danishly

My good friend Andrew very kindly gave me a very enlightening book simply called’ Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way.’ This sent me on a search to discover more about Hygge (pronounced “Heurgha” or “Hooga”). I found an action for happiness talk on, a site well worth visiting, where I […]

TSHP178: Why do we fall for the wrong person?

What’s Coming This Episode? Many of us are fortunate to, at some stage of life, find Mr or Mrs Right. Most of us, however, will have endured a rollercoaster of relationships prior to that special one. Why are we so often attracted to the people that we know are no good for us though? Enjoy the […]

Why do we fall for the wrong person?

Welcome to this weeks blog. A listener simply asked the question, ‘why do we accept the love we think we deserve?’ When we talked around the subject Ed said ‘why do we fall for the wrong person?’ My response is that we don’t, the person that we fall for has something for us that may […]

TSHP177: How to beat the bullies

What’s Coming This Episode? We’re taught at an early age about bullies; either through direct experience or via classic tv and film portraits – think Bif from Back to the Future or Nelson from The Simpsons. In reality though, a bully won’t disappear when you switch off the television or even when you go home […]

How to beat the bullies

The requests for podcasts have been rolling in from listeners, and long may it continue. This week we were asked to discuss bullying. This is a subject near to my heart because, as you may know, my father was a bully and I was effected by his dysfunctional personality. As a young child my father […]

TSHP176: Getting on with siblings and close family

What’s Coming This Episode? Many are fortunate enough to be blessed with close a close family – one that sticks together through thick and thin. But what about those that don’t share that closeness? Are we stuck with these relationships? Can we change them or should we ever cut our ties? Enjoy the show, it’s […]

Sibling Rivalry

Thanks to a listener who wanted some advice about getting on with siblings Ed and I found ourselves talking about our own brothers and sisters. It made me realise the stark contrast between my own upbringing and that experienced by both Ed and Rie. My own young life I described as being ‘thrown in a […]