The School of Life

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Take some time to reflect and refocus this winter, with the essential guide on how to live wisely and well, no matter what challenges the world throws at you - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The ...

Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241985854

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century - from Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to achieve genuine emotional maturity. Written in a hugely accessible, warm and humane style, The School of Life is the ultimate guide to the emotionally fulfilled lives we all long for - and deserve. This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including: - how to understand yourself - how to master the dilemmas of relationships - how to become more effective at work - how to endure failure - how to grow more serene and resilient Praise for Alain de Botton: 'What he has managed to do is remarkable: to help us think better so that we may live better lives' Irish Times 'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live' Jeanette Winterson, The Times 'Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence' Observer

The Meaning of Life

This book presents a range of areas in which we might seek the meaning of life, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature.

Author: The School The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780995753549

Category: Emotional intelligence

Page: 136

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A thought-provoking guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face--what is the meaning of life? To wonder too openly or intensely about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and faintly ridiculous pastime. It can seem like a topic on which ordinary mortals cannot make much progress. In truth, it is for all of us to wonder about, define and work towards a more meaningful existence. This book presents a range of areas in which we might seek the meaning of life, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why certain things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities.

The School of Life

Drawing insights from philosophy, psychology, literature, the visual arts and sciences, The School of Life offers evening classes, weekends, conversation meals and other events that explore issues relating to big themes such as Love, Work, ...

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781447223726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 455

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A series of intelligent, rigorous, well-written self-help books, put together by some of the leading minds in the field. This bindup includes the following titles:Alain de Botton's How to Think More About Sex Tom Chatfield's How to Thrive in the Digital Age John Armstrong's How to Worry Less About Money Founded in 2008, The School of Life runs a diverse range of programmes and services which address questions of personal fulfilment and how to lead a better life. Drawing insights from philosophy, psychology, literature, the visual arts and sciences, The School of Life offers evening classes, weekends, conversation meals and other events that explore issues relating to big themes such as Love, Work, Play, Self, Family and Community.

Who Am I

A guided journal for self-knowledge with which we can study the most elusive and interesting parts of our complex inner selves. One of the trickiest tasks we ever face is that of working out who we really are.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891085

Category:

Page: 160

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A guided journal for self-knowledge with which we can study the most elusive and interesting parts of our complex inner selves.One of the trickiest tasks we ever face is that of working out who we really are. If we're asked directly to describe ourselves, our minds tend to go blank. We can't just sum ourselves up. We need prompts and suggestions and more detailed enquiries that help tease out and organize our picture of ourselves.This guided journal is designed to help us create a psychological portrait of ourselves with the use of some far more unusual, oblique, entertaining, and playful prompts. The questions are designed to help us cumulatively appreciate how rich our identities are and how complicated, beautiful, and sometimes painful our experiences have been. If self-knowledge is central to a wise and fulfilled life, it is because it teaches us which of our many-often contradictory-feelings and plans we might trust, in order that we can be a little more skeptical around our first impulses and less puzzled by the ebb and flow of our moods. We can understand where some of our feelings have come from and what might be driving our convictions and our longings.

Anxiety

We are ashamed of how worried we are and end up feeling isolated and yet more worried. None of this is necessary. Anxiety is deeply normal and, like so much else that troubles our minds, it can be understood and brought under our control.

Author: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE.

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891214

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 502

A guide to our anxious minds; offering a route to calm, self-compassion, and mental well-being.

Dating

This book helps us navigate the dating process and guide us through the joys and anxieties of finding a partner.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891047

Category: Dating (Social customs)

Page: 128

View: 992

This book helps us navigate the dating process and guide us through the joys and anxieties of finding a partner.

The School of Life

How to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century--an introduction to the modern art of emotional intelligence.

Author: The School Of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 170

How to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century--an introduction to the modern art of emotional intelligence.

Heartbreak

Our thoughts make our sorrow a great deal more intense than it could be. This is a book to help us over heartbreak by offering us some context, some history, some psychology and a little philosophy.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891016

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 96

View: 547

A book to offer comfort and guidance to those dealing with the sorrows of heartbreak.

How to Stay Sane

There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, argues that there ...

Author: Philippa Perry

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 909

There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change. By developing your self-observation skills, examining how you relate to others, breaking out of your comfort zone and exploring new ways of defining yourself, Philippa demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. How to Stay Sane is at once a brilliant explanation of our minds and a profoundly useful guide to facing up to the many challenges life throws our way. Discover more inspirational guides from The School of Life series: How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric, How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong, How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff, How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield and How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton.

The School of Life Guide to Modern Manners

But the result, in practice, is that we are often confused as to how to act around others and discharge our obligations to them. This book puts good manners back at the center of our lives.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891146

Category: Etiquette

Page: 120

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An essential guide to modern etiquette; putting good manners back at the center of our priorities.

How to Find Love

The book provides a crucial set of ideas to help us make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780995573697

Category: Love

Page: 96

View: 570

A guide to making wiser, more informed choices in love, drawing on in-depth analysis to explain our instinct for romantic self-sabotage.

What Is Psychotherapy

This book attempts to explain psychotherapy: why it is needed by us all, how those needs are addressed by treatment and what the outcome of a therapeutic intervention could be.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781999747176

Category: Psychotherapy

Page: 120

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An in-depth look at a much misunderstood practice, offering a fresh viewpoint on how this science can be a universally effective route to our better selves.

How to Develop Emotional Health

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How ...

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447258819

Category: Self-Help

Page: 141

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Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional health. Outlining the five elements of good emotional health - insightfulness, a strong sense of self, fluid relationships, authenticity and playfulness in our approach to life - he offers strategies for optimizing each characteristic to live more fulfilling lives. Helping us to understand the impact our emotional baggage has on our daily interactions, he reveals how to overcome unhelpful patterns and become more self-aware - revitalizing our approach to life. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

Arguments

This is a guide to arguments in love: it teaches us why they might occur, what their symptoms are, how we could learn some wiser ways of communicating and how we would ideally patch up after a fight.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891115

Category: Interpersonal communication

Page: 160

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A practical and definitive guide to arguments in love, teaching us how to argue more effectively.

The Sorrows of Love

This essay is not a study in despair; it is a guide to a more consoling, humane and in its own way joyful perspective on the complexities of love.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780995753525

Category: Love

Page: 80

View: 669

A thoughtful and consoling perspective on the true and sometimes dark nature of love, leading to better understanding and ultimately acceptance.

A Replacement for Religion

This book is about those feelings and what we might do about them. The School of Life is a secular organization fascinated by the gaps left in modern society by the gradual disappearance of religion.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891030

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 240

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A thought-provoking book that explores how the best aspects of religion can have a place in our modern day lives.

Job to Love

With compassion and a deeply practical spirit, the book guides us to discover our true talents and to make sense of our confused desires and aspirations before it is too late.

Author: School Of Life

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780993538759

Category:

Page: 136

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Thinking and Eating

This is a unique kind of recipe book about what we should eat in order to feel like our best selves - an inspired marriage of psychology and cooking, and a guide to just the sort of foods to put on our plates in order to grow a little ...

Author: The School The School of Life

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912891023

Category: Food

Page: 368

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Examining the psychological impact of the way we eat food, this thought-provoking book explores nutrition for the mind and body.

Spiraling Through the School of Life

Now, let's say that you're allergic to corn, but strangely enough, there are times
when you can eat it without any trouble. One day you get a call from the principal
saying that your child has beaten up another kid in school and you must come
get ...

Author: Diane Ladd

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401930509

Category: Self-Help

Page: 254

View: 837

I like to joke that when Shirley MacLaine was out on a limb, I was already out on a branch," says Oscar- nominated actress, teacher, healer, and motivational speaker Diane Ladd. She brings her unique wisdom about life, health, love, family, and emotional well-being to this fascinating book. Reading this book is like having a cup of coffee in her comfy Austin, Texas, kitchen. In an earthy, charming, down-home way filled, with touching, moving, and downright hilarious observations and stories, this book explains how you can keep your life from spiraling out of control. "I want to help save lives with this book," Diane says. "I feel that the ultimate gift is helping another person find the miracles that surround them.

Couples Workbook

Here is a workbook containing the very best exercises that any couple can undertake to help their relationship function optimally, exercises to foster understanding, patience, forgiveness, humor, and resilience in the face of the many ...

Author: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE.

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891269

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 372

Therapeutic exercises to help couples nurture patience, forgiveness, and humor.