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An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad - and at how we can travel better, so that our experiences overseas become truly transformative and memorable.
This book 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.
A collection of the essential emotional lessons we need in order to thrive.
A parenting guide providing compassionate instruction and insight into raising a resilient well-balanced child.
This book starts form the premise that love is a skill to be learnt, rather than just an emotion to be felt. It calmly and charmingly takes us around the key issues of relationships, from arguments to sex, forgiveness to communication, making sure that success in love need never again be just a matter of luck.
Exploring ideas around minimalism, simplicity and how to live comfortably with less.
This book takes us on a journey into our deepest, most elusive selves and arms us with a set of tools to understand our characters properly. We come away equipped with a newly clarified sense of who we are, what we need to watch out for when making decisions and what our priorities and potential might be.
A reassuring guide on how to overcome failure, teaching us that we can learn to fail well.
This book is a guide to better understanding our younger selves in order to shape who we wish to be in the future. It explores to what extent we can pin our actions in the present to our experiences in the past, and how we might then break free from the learnt patterns of our childhoods.
A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face, this book considers a range of options for where meaning is to be found, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why some things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities.
A fresh approach to modern working life, giving advice for how we may face the many challenges of work.
We often stay stuck with the level of confidence we have because we implicitly regard being confident as a matter of slightly freakish and unrepeatable good luck. In fact, as this essay charmingly shows, the opposite is true. Confidence is a skill based on a set of ideas about our place in the world - and its secrets can quietly be learnt.
A book to inspire closeness and connection, helping people not only to find love but to make it last.
A therapeutic and consoling workbook with exercises to soothe anxiety and create a state of calm.
A guide to our anxious minds; offering a route to calm, self-compassion and mental well-being Far more than we tend to realise, we're all - in private - deeply anxious.
A practical and definitive guide to arguments in love, teaching us how toargue more effectively.
This book is an eloquent guide to, and companion through, the long sleepless hours of the night. We come away from its soothing pages informed, consoled and armed with insights that will make us feel a lot less alone - as we wait for sleep, eventually, to come.
An in-depth exploration of what really lies behind our problematic behavioural patterns in the workplace, and a blueprint for the emotional skills we need to overcome them.
An inspiring curated selection of 40 photographs and artworks with accompanying essays examining the skill of confidence.
An inspiring selection of 100 images offering us hope and comfort, reminding us that we are not alone in our sorrow.
This is a book that celebrates the most neglected but valuable emotion we can feel: melancholy. This book carefully collects and interprets a selection of the most universally recognisable melancholy states of mind, and thereby renders us less confused by our precious yet elusive feelings.
This is a book, both theoretical and practical, that will improve our relationship between our physical and mental selves and allow us a route to a life of greater self-assurance, wisdom and freedom to be ourselves.
A practical guide outlining the benefits of drawing as a therapeutic practice followed by 80 guided drawing exercises as an aid to self-understanding and fulfilment.
Examining the psychological impact of the way we prepare and eat food, thisthought provoking book explores nutrition for the mind and body.
Being a parent can be one of the sources of our greatest joys. It is also - intermittently - the cause of some of our deepest sorrows. The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting promises us a gentle way of staying calm around one of the most arduous yet deeply fulfilling jobs in the world.
This is a book that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest stresses and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and fury, and remain calm.
How to Find Love explains why we have the 'types' we do - and how our early experiences give us scripts of how and whom we can love. The book provides a crucial set of ideas to help us make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love.
On Divorce is the debut title in a new portrait photography series by The School of Life. The photographs and accompanying texts were captured and recorded over two years by British photographer Harry Borden.