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Episode 148: Fear of Missing Out

Last week I noticed that my Sky TV hard drive box was getting full. There were a lot of satirical news programmes that I hadn’t watched and they were probably out of date. There were documentaries about topics that if I was really that interested in I’d have watched them by now. And it made me question why I’d set them to record in the first place. The conclusion I came to was that it was FOMO

Duration: 00:17:19

Episode 147: The Psychology Of Stuff

Clients will often tell me that they feel overwhelmed with even the simple things in life, their house is a mess and they just don’t know where to start putting it right. Guess what their homework is?

Duration: 00:14:38

Episode 146: The Stigma Of Needing Help

Last week Ant McPartlin spoke out about his struggles with Depression and Anxiety. Making it public because he thinks that it’s important that people going through a rough time ask for help so as to get proper treatment. Great! But he followed it by also saying 'I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.' That’s the part I didn’t like, because...

Duration: 00:16:06

Episode 145: Manchester

Presenting a Podcast about how to be positive and enthusiastic when so many people are sad and angry is difficult at the best of times, and last week felt like the worst of times. What good can possibly come from the murder of innocent people?

Duration: 00:12:31

Episode 144: The Happiness Paradox

Spring has arrived! And with it some sunshine to make us all happier. But will it actually make us any happier?

Duration: 00:14:40

Episode 143: Old Age & The Brain

It’s almost Easter already and even though we’ve put the clocks forward it seems like only yesterday when we put them back an hour in the Autumn. Time flies! I’ve mentioned before that 12 months to a 60 year old will obviously feel 6 times quicker than it does to a 10 year old but there’s also another reason.

Duration: 00:17:38

Episode 142: DON’T Be The Best!

Are you following the FA Cup at all? I’m not a huge fan of football myself, but I know enough that when I see that lower league Sutton United are playing Premiership side Arsenal it’s worth looking up from whatever I’m reading and go “Huh? how did that happen?”. Now, we all love an underdog story and so it would be amazing to see Sutton United beat Arsenal, it’s the stuff that films are made of! But the underdog lost. Arsenal beat them 2-0, but the difference in the 2 teams are like...

Duration: 00:12:59

Episode 141: Creating a Positive Mental Attitude

Political divisiveness often gives rise to a tirade of reasons on social media why the other side is wrong. With the rise of right wing extremism throughout Europe and the USA there seems to be a lot of people wanting Brexit to fail and Donald Trump to fail as President simply to prove themselves right. But it’s worth looking at these things with a more positive stance. Whether you think these are good ideas or not we should still want things to work out well. Deliberately wanting...

Duration: 00:15:50

Episode 140: How To Make Habits Stick

It’s a new year! Time to join in with the tradition that every January we draw a line in the sand and decide to do something different with our lives. Because doing it in November or December just feels wrong!

Duration: 00:13:35

Episode 139: Achieving The Impossible

Look around you. What inspires you? Who inspires you? Are you the stupidest person in the room? If not, then you should be. And here’s why.

Duration: 01:02:25

Episode 138: Keeping Up With The Joneses

I have a question for you. How much of your real life do you reveal to the external world around you? If someone asks you how you are, do you bombard them with your frustrations about your selfish spouse? Or about how you feel that your life is going by too quickly and there’s a sense of impending doom everywhere you go? Or do you say “Fine thanks, you?”.

Duration: 00:15:34

Episode 137: The Likeable You

Many people fall for the mistaken belief that being likeable is linked to something innate and unlearned, something you must be born with. As if it’s linked to how attractive or talented you are. Yet in reality being likeable is simply a matter of understanding other people, empathy. A skill that can easily be learned.

Duration: 00:15:25

Episode 136: Why It's OK To Be A Loser

It sucks being a loser. Everyone wants to win and it seems to have become built into our culture that failure is not an option. But it is! As a 9 month old child how many times would we have fallen over when learning to walk? How many mistakes did we make when learning to speak? How many answers did we get wrong in our tests at school? And how many job applications do we have to send out before even getting an interview, let alone offered a job? As the old Chinese proverb says “Fall...

Duration: 01:17:23

Episode 135: The Psychology Of Extremism

How do we develop extreme opinions? And why do some people need enemies in order to be happy? All will be revealed!

Duration: 00:46:04

Episode 134: Are You A Lobster?

Almost 2000 years ago the man who was to become St Paul wrote that “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character” Nietzsche put it quite well with his phrase “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. This process is often referred to as Post Traumatic Growth, the idea that we can grow stronger because of adversity.

Duration: 00:47:45

Episode 133: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking has allowed us to learn that the earth isn’t flat after all, and that it’s definitely older than 4000 years. It’s meant that Doctors no longer use chicken poo to try and cure baldness or blow tobacco smoke up someones bum in an attempt to cure a hernia. In today's episode we look at the importance of Critical Thinking, especially in the run up to the EU Referendum.

Duration: 00:16:16

Episode 132: There Is Nothing Either Good Or Bad

As Old Bill Shakespeare once said "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" In this episode I talk about the importance of distinguishing the meaning from an event that causes emotion and finding a better way of looking at it.

Duration: 00:15:57

Episode 131: The For And Against Of Imagination

Almost every self help book you read will say something along the lines of "If you can see it, you can be it!" They tell you about the importance of imagining the end result of your hard work to motivate you to make it happen. But what if they're all wrong!

Duration: 00:12:56

Episode 130: Loneliness & Social Networks

You’d think that the digital age would bring everyone closer together. On the surface, Facebook looks as if it’s a great idea. It provides a great resource for fulfilling a basic human need. The need for social connection. But, rather than enhancing our well-being, research findings suggest that Facebook may actually makes us feel worse.

Duration: 00:16:55

Episode 129: Letting Go Of The Past

How many times do you need to hear a joke before it’s no longer funny? 3? 4? 5? What if you replayed that joke every day for a few years, would you find it anywhere near as funny as you did when you first heard it? I doubt it. So why do we find that we can hold onto bad experiences for years and still feel upset about it?

Duration: 00:15:54

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