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I listened to 75 self-help podcasts in 10 days. This is how much they helped | Brigid Delaney

Are there any gems in six months’ worth of wellness podcasts to help you fulfil New Year resolutions? Or do they all boil down to essentially the same advice?
‘While holidaying on the Victorian coast between Christmas and New Year, I decided to cram in as many podcasts as I could.’ Photograph: Richard Drury/Getty Images

At the start of 2017 when researching my book on the wellness industry, I signed up to a heap of podcasts, including one that dropped three self-development, wellness and life hack-themed shows into my feed each week.

Sadly, I had a busy year, and listened to none of them – until last week.

While holidaying on the Victorian coast between Christmas and New Year, I decided to cram in as many as I could. The podcasts covered everything from jiujitsu to journalling to cell-enhancing IV infusions to ketosis to psychedelics.

What wisdom did they

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