TSHP018 – The Trouble With The Secret

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It’s tough at the top. People are always slinging mud and taking pot shots. Today,we’re the mudslingers! The Secret is an amazing product full of superb wisdom, ideas and lessons. It also doesn’t explain enough, in our view, about the sheer hard work that needs to be put in to making big changes in your life.

Ultimately, the trouble with The Secret is the same for all self help books, DVDs and other products: they only work if you apply the lessons that they teach.

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TSHP017 – How to Keep Your Relationship On Track

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How’s your relationship? We all have our good and bad days and it’s hard to stay on track, but there are certain things that we can all do to help ourselves (and the ones we love). This episode is full of rock solid advice for those in relationships (and for those who aren’t – there are lessons here for all who interact with other human beings). Hint: communication is a big one here.

Ed’s been to a wedding where he danced like crazy and ended up with a tie wrapped around his head. Sean is gearing up for some singing with friends. What a pair.

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TSHP016 – Is Mindfulness Worth the Hype?

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The word ‘Mindfulness’ and the phrase ‘to be mindful’ seems to be cropping up more and more in popular culture. What IS mindfulness, what does it mean and is it worth the hype? Well, if it’s good enough for Novak Djokovic, then it’s good enough for us. Be calm, live longer! Sean and Ed dive in…

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  • Sean wants you to check out an online exam that you can take in ‘benefits of mindfulness‘. Put together by the American Psychological Association. Nice!
  • Ed is a big fan of calm.com. Take a few minutes out wherever you are and focus. Available simply as a website or on your shiny iPhone.

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TSHP015 – Money: A Force for Good?

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Money is an amplifier. Spend it wisely and you’ll see positive changes in your life. Make some poor decisions and odds are that you’ll spiral downwards. Our relationship with money is programmed into us at an early age but, ultimately, we’re all entrepreneurs of one kind or another.

Thanks again to listener Vide Kadampa for being the inspiration for this week’s show. If there’s anyone else out there that has had similar (or other) thoughts about the show, drop us a line.

In other news, Sean wishes his mother-in-law a happy birthday and is slightly frustrated over the lack of progress on his loft conversion. Here comes the Autumn. Ed might just have taken the best photo of his life but curses the little man who posed for it as he kept our host up all night, meaning that Ed might sound a little more groggy than usual.

Full marks to the listener that spots Sean’s stomach rumbling on one occasion this week. Enjoy the show 🙂

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TSHP014 – How to Avoid a Stressful Holiday

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Holidays. Buckets and spades, water slides, tension-filled airports and sun burnt faces. A good holiday is hard to come by and, if you’re not careful, can result in higher stress levels than before you set off.

Autumn is starting to close in here in the UK which can be a tough time for those in strained relationships (both with others and themselves), in fact, now might be a great time to take a vacation! Before you do though, let Sean and Ed fill your ears with some advice.

Some points for discussion: What do you consider to be a holiday? Do you feel at all anxious before you set off? If so, you might not be heading to the right place. IF you are heading away with someone soon, think about sitting down with them before you leave and talking about what you both want from your time away.

First, they had a whole batch of iTunes reviews to mention before they really got started this week. Thank you all so much for taking the time to help us with your feedback and support. If you haven’t already and would like to, here’s the link to leave us an honest review of The Self Help Podcast.

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  • Sean had the audacity of mentioning one of his own meditation recordings, Relax & Let Go. It’s been around for years and has helped thousands of people over the years. Get your copy here.
  • Ed recommends a podcast, Tropical MBA which is presented by Dan and Ian. Get your work-life balance ideas going guys.

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TSHP013 – Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

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Note from Ed: We ran over a little bit this week – Sean and Ed just couldn’t shut up! Apologies to all who are used to listening on their 30 minutes commute to work! That said, we’ve had a lot of feedback that people would like the show to be longer. Let us know if you agree! 

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Let’s be clear from the start: 100% honesty is, thank goodness, completely impossible. Ed starts the debate in typically intellectual fashion by talking about the big budget Jim Carrey movie ‘Liar, Liar’. Being honest 100% of the time will land you in a whole lot of trouble in minutes. From a very early age we test the boundaries of what can and can’t be said, eg. ‘where’s your big fat belly?’ (this will make sense, we promise).

Be sure to check out Ed’s Jack Nicholson impression.

Sean is busy building his loft conversion / recording studio. He’s set himself a TWO MONTH deadline to complete this and we implore all of our loyal listeners to hold him to this. Ed has been out racing his kart again. Joy of joys.

In other news, in turns out that celebrity TV chefs may be way off the mark when it comes to the nutritional excellence of their food. Shock! Horror! Ed is only too happy to talk about a clever chap called Jacque Fresco, the 97 year old visionary and architect. Be sure to look up The Venus Project.

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TSHP012 – What’s Your Addiction?

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How do we differentiate between an addiction and a habit? Is one worse than the other? Sean has live quite a life and has been addicted to all sorts. Now he says he’s ‘addicted to life’. Ed is addicted to oxygen and water. Oh, and information too. He’s one of those people that reaches for his phone within seconds of waking.

How about you? Do you like your habits? Let us know in the comments below.

Sean and Ed are back from their holidays and working hard. Sean talks about the latest in brain research which is pretty darn fascinating. Ed is focused on the new Premier League season. Go soccer fans!

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TSHP011 – Fidelity in the Digital Age

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Ah, pornography. We’re all watching (well, 68% of us are apparently) yet no one’s talking about it. Sean and Ed are here to start the debate. A whole generation are growing up with it in their lives and we’re yet to see the consequences. Morality, addiction and censorship are all discussed.

Elsewhere, Sean has been playing with his leftover risotto and reading about brain research, whilst is Ed back from a week in Anglesey with his family. You should go there.

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TSHP010 – How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable

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How quick are you to forgive? Sean is very clear – if you want to move on from a negative incident you’ll have to learn to forgive. For some, however, the idea of forgiveness is impossible to comprehend.

Sean talks candidly about his father who, for a variety of reasons, was a bit of a bugger. It took time, but Sean has forgiven him and moved on (in fact, he’s actually grateful to his Dad for a few things).

Enjoy the show and let us know where you stand on this one.

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TSHP009 – Is Love All You Need?

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Is Love All You Need? If it is, then why do we spend so much of our lives chasing other things? Sean has his own definition of love, and talks a lot about elasticity. Sean proclaims his love for Ed! So stay tuned, enjoy and let us know your thoughts in the comments on our website.

Sean is STILL running! Go Sean. Ed is remembering an old friend that passed away recently. Sean apologises for his synthetic shirts that have been rustling in recent episodes.

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