TSHP030 – A Chat About Christmas

What’s Coming This Episode? Christmas is here and so Sean and Ed are here to discuss why we celebrate this strange but wonderful time of year. In a universal sense, Christmas is about the end of darkness and the beginning of light (think about it). Advent calendars, chocolate, turkey and decorated trees = what’s it […]

Alone at Christmas

Sean and Ed did a podcast on how to be alone and it got me thinking. So here is my offering for those of you facing Christmas alone, with thanks and credit to David Harkins. It starts around the beginning of November, maybe earlier. It is the same each year and there is no escape. […]

TSHP029 – How to be Alone

What’s Coming This Episode? Loneliness is a killer, didn’t you know? There are plenty of blog posts that discuss this. Sean and Ed do the same this week on The Self Help Podcast and also take a look at the positive sides of some time on our own. Loneliness and solitude are very different things. […]

TSHP028 – Love vs Hate: Mandela’s Legacy

What’s Coming This Episode? Nelson Mandela recently passed away and he’s left quite a legacy. His rise to prominence and his journey from angry young to forgiving, empathetic elder statesman was truly remarkable. What was Mandela’s legacy? For some it may be negative, for the vast majority, it’s incredibly positive. Here’s the thing: we’ll all […]

TSHP027 – Pain is in the Brain

What’s Coming This Episode? We all have very different experiences of pain. The fact that pain is in the mind can be tricky to accept, but even harder to deny. Some are able to withstand much more than others, both psychical and emotional. All together now – pain is in the brain! Pain is in the […]

TSHP026: When Work Isn’t Working

What’s Coming This Episode? What is work and why do we do it? We’ll spend perhaps a third of our lives at work so we need to be very careful that we’re doing work that we find rewarding. Our work, in many cases, defines who we are. When a person asks ‘and what do you do?’, […]

TSHP025: Why Do We Dream?

What’s Coming This Episode? Last week it was sleep. This week: dreams! Whether you remember them in the morning or not, you do dream. But why do we dream? For all sorts of reasons! If you want a better understanding of yourself then perhaps you could pay more attention to your dreams. Do you remember many […]

the science of sleep

TSHP024 – Sleep Easy: The Science of Snoozing

What’s Coming This Episode? You’ll spend roughly 30% of your entire life asleep. Why do we sleep? Well, the much of the science of sleep is a mystery, but the restorative functions that it brings are as important as any aspect of your routine. It’s vital that you sleep well. Sleep deprivation can make you snappy, […]

meditation for beginners

TSHP023 – The Meditation Special (Part 1 of 2)

What’s Coming This Episode? Meditation can be an oasis of calm in the madness of life. For thousands of years, human beings have been using meditation to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Sean has been meditating since he was 10. Ed hasn’t yet got the bug, so this is […]