TSHP339: How to get better with age

What’s Coming This Episode? Age is just a number right? Well, yep – the trouble is that it keeps creeping up. Year after year, moment after moment. Our mortality and the sense that we are running out of time can be a huge psychological barrier, but does it have to be? How can we get […]

How to deal with ageing

When I was young, older people seemed really old. At the age of ten a thirty year old person seemed old and anyone over fifty was ancient, after that they were the walking dead. How the process of ageing changes that perspective. At the age of thirty, ten years olds are children, at forty twenty […]

Imposter Syndrome

I have worked with so many people who have lost their self confidence to the point where they feel like an imposter or a fraudster when doing their job or simply living their life. This leads to them becoming over alert, vigilant and anxious to the point where they now are beginning to make mistakes. […]

TSHP337: Is it OK to go to war?

What’s Coming This Episode? War ain’t pretty, that’s for sure. It should always be (and generally is) a last resort, but can it sootiness be justified? A tricky one to talk about but Sean and Ed give it a go… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links […]

War? What is it good for?

The theory of war is, for me, like the theory of evolution. If you believe in the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’, then, war makes sense. If, on the other hand you believe in evolution through co-operation then, war becomes a meaningless act of stupidity. The human dilemma seems to be co-operation versus competition. […]

TSHP336: How to tackle a bully (young or old)

What’s Coming This Episode? Bullying ain’t cool. Everyone knows that. It can start at home or at school but is not confined to those places or even to our youth. Bullying can take place at any stage of our lives. So how do we combat it, and what about the fragile bullies themselves? Enjoy the […]


This week is UK national anti-bullying week. Schools have taken this up and have encouraged pupils to wear odd socks as a demonstration of individuality and uniqueness. 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 […]

TSHP335: How to improve your memory

What’s Coming This Episode? What is memory? Our body remembers to breathe every few seconds. Animals remember where to return to each year for food or water. We remember things from our early childhood, but struggle to recall where we were a week ago without checking our diaries. Can it be improved, or are certain […]


What is memory for? All sentient beings remember. Its primary function is that of safety. Memory tells us what is safe and what is a threat. When we are able to remember we are able to survive in safety. When our life goes wrong we can forget what is safe for us. It is then […]