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

View: 917

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

View: 675

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.

Affairs

This is a book written to increase our understanding of what is really at stake in affairs: it looks at why affairs happen and ventures beyond black and white caricatures.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891054

Category: Adultery

Page: 144

View: 486

A thoughtful exploration of the complex motivations and emotions behind affairs.Our societies are remarkably confident on the matter: Affairs are terrible things and only fools, monsters and knaves would ever be involved in them. Those who are their victims deserve unending sympathy and access to a good lawyer. This stance may be clear, but it is not especially helpful or productive-given that, in reality, 1 in 4 of us are going to end up involved in an affair during our lifetime.This is a book written to increase our understanding of what is really at stake in affairs: it looks at why affairs happen and ventures beyond black and white caricatures. It delves into the question of what unfaithful sex means and why, despite the risks, it happens so often. Most importantly, the book seeks to help us through affairs, offering couples a better understanding of each other's motivations and moods-and, where desirable, a way to save a relationship. We have for too long either openly condemned or secretly lusted after affairs: this, finally, is a chance to understand them. "An affair is rarely a symptom of a mean-minded desire to exit the relationship; it is usually a dangerously garbled plea for intimacy and reconnection-an attempt, however wrongly enacted, by one partner to remember and communicate what they so desperately want and need from love."

The School of Life

Author: Henry Van Dyke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Baccalaureate addresses

Page: 36

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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.

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: 730

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

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: 677

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

How to Find the Right Words

This is a book to help us locate the best possible words to get across a range of life's most difficult messages.

Author: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE.

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891511

Category:

Page: 96

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Twenty case studies explaining how to gently deliver a range of life's most awkward messages while causing minimal harm. Life constantly requires us to give other people some hugely awkward messages: that we don't love them anymore; that we do love them (though we're not meant to); that they smell a bit; that they're fired; that we're furious with them (though we adore them) or that their music is too loud... Often, out of embarrassment, we just stay quiet. Occasionally we explode. And typically, we stumble about, looking for the right words - dreading that we didn't find them and thereby causing more hurt than we should. This is a book to help us locate the best possible words to get across a range of life's most difficult messages. With twenty case studies drawn from relationships, friendships, work, our families, and social situations, we are gently shown what we might - in an ideal world - find ourselves saying to make our intentions known while causing minimal harm. We are guided, among other topics, to how best to end a relationship, how to make it up with a child, and how gently to let down a friend who wants more. We laugh, we recognize our troubles - and we're introduced to a range of deeply empathetic ways to navigate some of our most acute social dilemmas.

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

View: 715

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.

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

View: 731

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

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: 534

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

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

View: 336

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

How to Travel

A practical guide to traveling in the best way possible, featuring 20 essays for inspiration and advice in a broad range of scenarios.

Author: The School The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781999917968

Category: Travel

Page: 132

View: 550

A practical guide to traveling in the best way possible, featuring 20 essays for inspiration and advice in a broad range of scenarios.

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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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: 416

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

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

View: 900

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

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: 234

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

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: 482

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

A Replacement for Religion

This book tries to rescue some of what remains wise and useful from all that no longer seems (to many of us) to be quite true.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891030

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 240

View: 427

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