Five of the Best Self Help Podcasts to Listen to this Year

Seekers of books and podcasts on self-help have grown exponentially over the last several years. The reason for this? Well, for the large part, it’s thanks to realising how integral it is to look after oneself. The last decade has had its challenges but it also made us reconnect with ourselves and look for ways of improving our overall well-being.

While self-help books have been the game-changers, podcasts have revolutionised the way we absorb the material. With a podcast, you afford yourself flexibility and allow yourself to keep your mind busy whilst engaged in another activity such as running or driving.

If you’re looking to find ways of making changes to your life, here’s a brilliant line-up of five of the best self-help podcasts.

The Happiness Lab

This self-help podcast challenges our preconceived notions of what it means to lead a happier life. We may think it’s about more money, a better job or that expensive vacation, but the Happiness Lab is here to tell us that we’re wrong! Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. She takes us through the latest scientific research and shares with us some surprising and inspiring stories that will challenge the way we view happiness.

Rich Roll Podcast

This master class with ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll takes us through thought-provoking topics with guests from all walks of life. In addition to being a podcaster, Rich is also an avid runner and nutrition advocate. Therefore, if you’re looking for something that will focus on health, wellness and nutrition, Rich Roll’s podcast is a perfect choice. By inviting guests, Rich ensures that he keeps his listeners engaged by creating a dynamic environment.

The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists, speak at length about how to find contentment with less. With consumerism deceiving the masses into thinking ‘more is better’, this podcast helps us live a simpler life by owning and purchasing less. If you’re looking to cut back on your bad habits of constantly purchasing and owning more stuff, this is the podcast for you!

Food Psych

Hosted by registered dietitian Christy Harrison, the Food Psych podcast is all about sharing the mic with guests and discussing topics around food, eating disorders, intuitive eating and escaping harmful wellness culture. Sharing her own journey as part of the podcast, Christy takes listeners on a journey of highs and lows whilst also answering questions from listeners. The stand-out feature of Christy’s podcast is that its ‘approach is unapologetically radical, dismantling the ways in which diet culture is a “life thief”’ says Emma Dibdin of The New York Times.

Money Moves With Toni Tone

The topic of managing money has become a hopeless enigma for many of us which is why Toni Tone’s podcast is here to the rescue! Toni Tone is a writer, speaker and content creator who focuses on helping people manage money better. In eight short episodes, the Money Moves podcast attempts to help you from the beginning to the end by providing you with tips on how to build a sustainable relationship with money, navigate that relationship and work out your money personality. The podcast does a superb job of evoking a thorough understanding of what money should mean in our lives.

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