TSHP058: Why Worry?

What’s Coming This Episode? Worrying is a habit, being happy is a habit. If you are a worrier, or if you are happy, where did you learn it? When you are a worrier it is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. Rumination on anything will make it bigger and bigger. It follows that […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worrying is a habit, being happy is a habit. If you are a worrier, or if you are happy, where did you learn it? These, like all habits, are the results of consistent persistent practice over time. Most habits are learned at an early age through observation. We observe behaviours, usually from our parents or […]

TSHP057: Finding Spirituality in Everyday Life

What’s Coming This Episode? It’s special guest time. This week we’re joined by Chris, a 47 year old ‘bloke from Liverpool’ who has been a Kadampa Buddhist* for 15 years, who goes under the pseudonym of┬áVide Kadampa. Chris explains to us how he came to be a Buddhist, how it has effected his life and […]

Finding Spirituality In Everyday Life

Are you spiritual or religious? I hear people talking about religion and I hear people talking about spirituality. I am not comfortable with religion as it can often be sectarian and dogmatic. I like the idea of spirituality, but what is it? Well, I am not what you call religious though I did have a […]

TSHP056: Addiction & Habits Take 2!

What’s Coming This Episode? Some addictions are unconscious habits while others are avoidance habits. It can be easy to slip into habits of behaviour through family and friends etc. You may even have a genetic propensity towards certain behaviours. What are you addicted to? It’s The Self Help Podcast! Enjoy the show ­čÖé Show Notes […]

Addiction and Happiness

Some addictions are unconscious habits while others are avoidance habits. It can be easy to slip into habits of behaviour through family and friends etc. You may even have a genetic propensity towards certain behaviours. However, some habits are the results of displacing your energy so that you avoid solving your problems in favour of […]

TSHP055: Critics, Opinions & Feedback

What’s Coming This Episode? Feedback is either a blessing or a curse depending on whether you want it or, the intention of the person giving it to you. Feedback can be positive or negative, useful or critical. However, even critical feedback is useful when it is well intended and given from the point of care […]

To see ourselves as others see us

Feedback is either a blessing or a curse depending on whether you want it or, the intention of the person giving it to you. Feedback can be positive or negative, useful or critical. However, even critical feedback is useful when it is well intended and given from the point of care or love. Since Ed […]

TSHP054: Why Retire?

What’s Coming This Episode? At what point do we stand back from life, do we retire? For some people this begins at fifty and for others it never happens. Our┬ádefinition of success and happiness is waking with a smile on your face feeling that you have something that you truly want to get out of […]

Why you should forget about retirement

Why Retirement? Forget it! When I was a child, we had fireworks every November 5th. On the box were written the instruction “light the blue touch paper and retire”. Later this was developed to “stand well back”. Now, I think that is what people do when they embrace the idea of retirement, they stand well […]