TSHP288: The Power of Music

What’s Coming This Episode? We all love music, right? RIGHT? Well you’d better. It makes us dance, laugh, cry… whatever you want, music can do it. But why? Where does this desire come from? Over to Sean and Ed… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean […]

Music as therapy

In the podcast this week Ed and I got talking about the power of music and amazing effect that it can have on us and on all other living beings including plants. That got me thinking about my own musical life and my own studies of guitar, cello and Sitar and the work that we […]

TSHP287: The Benefits of Volunteering

What’s Coming This Episode? What have you volunteered for lately? Making a cup of tea for your spouse? Manning the phones at your local church hall? Doing a free website for your Auntie Margaret? Volunteers are honoured by the UN on December 5th and, this week, Sean and Ed discuss the ins and outs of […]


How often do we do things for other people for nothing? Giving our time doesn’t cost anything and yet we can find it so easy to avoid getting involved, getting our hands dirty or having an effect on the problems that exist all around us. In times gone by, in the founding of the British […]

TSHP286: Are you ready for change?

What’s Coming This Episode? Are you ready for change? Do you fight like mad to avoid a new routine or do you embrace the madness of our universe? Change will come to us all – it might be a shift in career or the loss of a loved one. Our ability to adapt and show […]


Change is like time, our experience of it depends on the point from which we view it. We could say that the only thing that we can be certain of in life is that all things change, that nothing ever stays the same. We could say that one of our biggest problems is that we have […]

TSHP285: Climate Change and Self Development

What’s Coming This Episode? Climate Change. It’s here. It’s changing… but are we ready for the change? Aside from the terrible predictions of fire, flood and famine, we’re interested in the chance it gives us to become better. Better friends, family neighbours and wider communities… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help […]

TSHP284: World Kindness Day

What’s Coming This Episode? Kindness needs a bump. We know it’s important by why don’t we always act like it? In honour of World Kindness Day 2018, we thought now was a great time to explore the art of kindness… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links […]

Floods and Fire

This blog and podcast follow on from the last one. Kindness, love and compassion for creation might just be what is in contention at the moment. Are the global disasters of flood and drought a product of global warming or just simply the natural rhythms and flows of global weather patterns? A reality check Today […]

Looking after each other

The 13th November was national kindness day. While I completely agree with they need for us all to be kinder to each other I am always surprised that we might need an annual day to remind us to do it. Surely in a well balanced society we would do this as naturally as breathing. It […]