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Philosophical Meditation seeks to lend us a structure within which to sieve the confused content that muddies our stream of consciousness. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive your free content download: ow.ly/BVFh50J90yL
Following the release of our recent title 'A More Loving World', @thehoxton, Southwark are hosting us for a one-off conversation evening. Learn more and register your place today: ow.ly/Vc7v50J53Kc
6 Reasons We Choose Badly in Love: The fastest, easiest and most inadvertent technique for messing up one’s life remains that of getting into a serious relationship with the wrong person, with very little effort. Read more: ow.ly/ogGm50J7y4n
We’ve partnered with @GetFable to create our first ever book club. Take part in interactive reading, conversations and explore resources. Register now: ow.ly/OqVM50IOzt0
Good books put a finger on emotions that are deeply our own - but that we could never have described on our own.
Books should be defiantly odd. You can now find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place at @BhamWaterstones Learn more: ow.ly/Ovkp50J52gt
We often say we ‘didn’t get on too well’ with our mother or father thinking we have a solid grip on events. However, these compressed accounts stand in the way of properly connecting with our past and thereby truly knowing ourselves in the present. youtu.be/C2nMDDNvKpE
This pack of guided exercises is designed to teach us how to unpack our anxieties and emotions so that we grow less scared of the contents of our own minds. Learn more: ow.ly/LWIG50J90v2
The Role of Love in Mental Health: The one ingredient on which any recovery from serious mental illness depends is also one which, curiously and grievously, never makes an appearance in any medical handbook, namely love. Read more: ow.ly/JbP750J19HV
The secret hope on picking up a book: that it will tell us what we already feel but haven't had time to think.
Books should be reassuring. You can now find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place at @WaterstonesMCR Learn more: ow.ly/hZTa50J520s
Mental health is a miracle we are apt not to notice until it slips from our grasp – at which point we may wonder how we ever managed to do anything as complicated and beautiful as order our thoughts sanely and calmly. Learn more: ow.ly/1ZA850J90E8
Being worried may in the end just feel far more normal - and therefore relaxing.
What Relationships Should Really Be About: Many people in relationships, after some time, will privately admit they are frustrated by the person they’ve chosen to share their lives with and begin to complain. Read more: ow.ly/1kse50J19wt
With time and many upheavals, it's the quiet 'boring' days with nothing planned that start to feel like the truly exciting ones.
At The School of Life, we teach a holistic approach to maintaining good mental health. Whilst recognising the role medication and psychotherapy can play, of equal importance are lifestyle changes. Learn more: ow.ly/E4P050J7GKR
What is Mental Health?: So efficient are our brains in their day to day operations, we are apt to miss what an achievement it is to feel mentally well. To appreciate what mental health might be, we may consider what a healthy mind looks like. Read more: ow.ly/p6uV50J7xt3
Join us on Instagram Live today at 12pm BST with our expert faculty member Raul Aparici and special guest Dr Alex George for a conversation on mental health and loneliness: instagram.com/theschooloflif…
Join us on Instagram Live on Monday at 12pm BST with our expert faculty member Raul Aparici and special guest Dr Alex George for a conversation on mental health and loneliness: instagram.com/theschooloflif…
The Roots of Loneliness: The supposition quickly forms that a person’s loneliness must be explained by something diseased and troubling within their character. Yet in reality, what makes someone feel lonely isn’t usually that. Read more: ow.ly/zksS50J2R7q
Books should be cherished. You can now find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place at @WaterstonesCamb Learn more: ow.ly/I0ER50J51Jw
Following the release of our recent title 'A More Loving World', @thehoxton, Southwark are hosting us for a one-off conversation evening. Learn more and register your place today: ow.ly/bfFq50J53Kb
A More Loving World: a book to encourage compassion and forgiveness, showing us how we can work towards a better and kinder world. Out now: ow.ly/CGft50J18Y9
These exercises are designed to help teach us to feel calmer. Learn more about how to download three free exercises to alleviate stress, anxiety and practise the art of being calm: ow.ly/BMYG50J1cji
Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.
How We Should Have Been Loved: We hear about how difficult childhoods can damage people. We sometimes fail to consider what happens in emotionally-nurturing families, what does it mean to be properly loved and looked after? Read more: ow.ly/Cjyb50J19Oe
We’ve partnered with @GetFable to create our first ever book club. Take part in interactive reading, conversations and explore resources. Register now: ow.ly/5nNm50IRrgN
Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we're reading it at the right moment for us.
Books should be perceptive. You can now find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place at @gowerst_books Learn more: ow.ly/aU2M50J51u0
There are few more important tasks for parents than to be able to listen properly to their children. It’s on the basis of having been listened to with close sympathy and imagination that a child will later on be able to accept themselves. youtu.be/bnT-keudMys
What is the mind body problem? One of the most peculiar things about being human is that we exist as both minds and bodies. Learn more about how to download your free extract: ow.ly/mx1k50J1c8t
'Meeting Friends' takes us on a perfect journey across a meal or a drink, from catching up to reconfirming why we matter to one another. Out now: ow.ly/JxKO50J497n
Loneliness as a Sign of Depth: For a certain group among us, it’s fair to say that a great deal of our lives is spent asking the same question: Why am I so lonely? Read more: ow.ly/jXqv50J48Sf
Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we're reading it at the right moment for us.
Books should be emotional. You can find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place at @WaterstonesNG. Learn more: ow.ly/oeEU50J4gGW+
The modern world is richer, safer and more connected than ever before but it is – arguably – also a far less loving world than we need or want. 'A More Loving World' is out now: ow.ly/r9FO50J18SC
This guide will teach you how to unpack anxiety, upset and excitement so that we grow less scared of the contents of our own minds – and less resentful, calmer and clearer about our direction. Learn more on how to download your extract: ow.ly/ewCm50J1bWP
An epidemic of loneliness has been generated by the misguided idea that the only alternative to feeling alone is to be in a romantic relationship.
What Can Stop the Loneliness?: There are plenty of people who look like good friends – but are not, and therefore many of us who don’t feel we should be lonely – but deep down very much are. Read more: ow.ly/sG4b50J2Ro8
It is books, poems, paintings which often give us the confidence to take seriously feelings in ourselves that we might otherwise never have thought to acknowledge.
We’re partnering with Waterstones to bring you six new School of Life Hubs. Located in select Waterstones and Foyles bookshops around the UK, they’re a place to find our most popular books, tools, games and resources in one place. Learn more: ow.ly/Yn3l50J3axQ+
Kindness Isn’t Weakness: What holds people back from showing greater love is danger in doing so. Such types are not saying that compassion towards one another isn’t delightful; they just don’t think this has much relevance in the real world. Read more: ow.ly/zlOG50J199k
A More Loving World: a book to encourage compassion and forgiveness, showing us how we can work towards a better and kinder world. Out now: ow.ly/8T2r50J00Wt
We’ve partnered with @GetFable to create our first ever book club. Take part in interactive reading, conversations and explore resources. Register now: ow.ly/i78g50IOBT4
The modern world is richer, safer and more connected than ever before but it is – arguably – also a far less loving world than we need or want. 'A More Loving World' is out now: ow.ly/EsJL50J00OW
How Mental Illness Impacts Our Bodies: The Body Keeps the Score was published by a Dutch professor of psychiatry called Bessel Van der Kolk, who stresses that people who suffer emotionally are unlikely to do so just in their minds. Read more: ow.ly/NS8450ITHrp
Confidence isn’t the belief that we won’t meet obstacles. It is the recognition that difficulties are an inescapable part of all worthwhile contributions.
A More Loving World: a book to encourage compassion and forgiveness, showing us how we can work towards a better and kinder world. Out now: ow.ly/ccpN50J00Jy
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