Critical: What Are The Issues With Self-Help?

Self-help author Mark Manson writes about some of the toxic aspects of the industry including having some non-qualified people peddling ideas that can make people feel inferior and create unrealistic expectations if they can’t follow the same path and have the same results. So how can we critically analyse the ideas that we follow? ThanksContinue reading “Critical: What Are The Issues With Self-Help?”

Minimalist: How do we lead a minimalist life?

The concept of minimalism, which involves freeing yourself from clutter and “stuff,” has been around for some time. In fact, you can find mentions of minimalism throughout history. Buddhists, for example, tend to shun material possessions, and have for thousands of years. However, the practice has become more mainstream in the 20th century, seen inContinue reading “Minimalist: How do we lead a minimalist life?”

Better: How do we become better people?

Ever since we were young, we were told to excel in academics, focus on getting good grades and ace our exams. In schools and colleges, the learning has always been more directed towards academic courses but the importance of self-improvement often goes unnoticed. The problem is you cannot run away from yourself.  So how do weContinue reading “Better: How do we become better people?”

Radical: How do we challenge the status quo?

There are many discriminatory practices committed regularly over long periods of time that communities and societies begin to consider them acceptable. Whether this is within a system or culture, it’s important to look at what it is, and how we can change it for the better. So how do we challenge the status quo? ThanksContinue reading “Radical: How do we challenge the status quo?”

Failure: What can we learn from failing?

It’s true that you can learn much more from failure than from success, and it’s true that every successful person went through a series of failures before reaching the top, but still it’s very difficult to deal with. So what can we learn from failing? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Comedian, TV presenter,Continue reading “Failure: What can we learn from failing?”

Community: How do we build our communities?

Community is critical to our overall wellbeing and the decline of our connectedness is coming at the same time mental health issues are on the rise. Research from Washington State University found all ages suffer from social anxiety and FOMO (fear of missing out) which are correlated with low self-esteem and low self-compassion. However, communities will dissipateContinue reading “Community: How do we build our communities?”

Focused: How do we concentrate?

If there’s one thing we could all probably use a lot more of, it’s the ability to focus. But telling yourself to stay focused on a task, especially a mundane one, is often a lot easier said than done. So how do we stay focused? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Former top shoppingContinue reading “Focused: How do we concentrate?”

Healed: How do we heal from adversity?

If you’ve ever been through a highly stressful event or series of events, you’ve been through a traumatic experience. A feeling of helplessness, horror, and in some cases, the challenges of a serious injury (or the threat of one) are common after these events.  So how do we heal from adversity? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Healed: How do we heal from adversity?”

Heartbroken: How do we deal with breakups and heartbreak?

Breakups are hard, especially when they come as a shock. It’s natural to go through a lot of painful emotions. Yet some creative artists are able to harness their experiences and transform this into something new. So how do we deal with heartbreak?  Thanks to the following guests for participating: Rosie Wilby, award-winning comedian, podcaster,Continue reading “Heartbroken: How do we deal with breakups and heartbreak?”

Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?

Freelance journalist Johanna Leggatt says: “Sadness is a reasonable response to the horrors of the world and the absurdities and disappointments of modern life”, and yet we tend to be averse to this notion, running in the opposite direction in a bid to pursue happiness. So why can’t we sit with sadness, and can itContinue reading “Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?”