We discuss varying aspects of psychology, philosophy and mental health and the whole awkward business of trying to be a human being. My aim for this podcast is to provide a genuinely practical and useful insight into the human condition while avoiding all the usual self-help cliches. I am also on a continuing forty year mission to sort out my own head space.
EPISODE 35: SOLITUDE
This week we look at finding the positives of solitude in the current global situation. Being alone doesn't have to lead to loneliness.
EPISODE 34: A WELCOME DISTRACTION
This week I present a welcome distraction: a really mad short story entitled "Ethelbert's Sunday Afternoon". Something to take you out of yourself and away from the misery and uncertainty of the current global situation.
EPISODE 33: SLEEP, DREAMS AND EMOTIONAL MEMORIES
This week we explore sleep and dreaming and their importance to mental health. Recent studies have shown that dreams are a vital element in efficiently filing away your memories and processing negative emotions.
EPISODE 32: CORONAVIRUS, SCAREMONGERING AND FAKE NEWS
In this extra mini episode I vent my frustration at the media coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and do some research to get to the truth of what exactly the virus is and how worried the average person should be about it.
EPISODE 31: FILTERING OUT THE NEGATIVE
Finishing off last weeks listener question we look at how to counteract the negative influences the world throws at us and how to deal with an overwhelming number of decisions.
EPISODE 30: THE HANDBRAKE ON MY LIFE
This week I respond to a very in depth and interesting listener question about the whole business of living a decent life and being satisfied with what we have.