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The School of Life 2h
‘How to Overcome Your Childhood’ is a book about understanding and liberating ourselves from the past. We learn about how character is developed, the concept of ‘emotional inheritance’, and how we might evolve emotionally. Shop now:
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The School of Life 4h
The bestselling author and public speaker Elif Shafak is coming to speak at The School of Life this July. Book your ticket today to secure your seat and a copy of her latest novel (included in the ticket price):
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The School of Life 9h
Why We’re All Messed Up By Our Childhoods: “None of us will pass through our young years without sustaining some kind of deep psychological injury – what we can term a Primal Wound.” Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 19
Introducing How to Overcome Your Childhood. Almost every aspect of our personality is shaped by our childhood. This book aims to both illustrate and emancipate us from our upbringing, helping us to understand the past and move on to the future. Shop now:
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The School of Life Jun 19
Many of us are, beneath the surface, surprisingly scared of the one thing we all say we want: happiness. We should learn to outgrow our inhibition and give happiness the place it deserves in our lives.
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The School of Life Jun 19
Our July Summer School is the best of The School of Life condensed into a single, unforgettable week. Book your place today:
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The School of Life Jun 18
Book our class, How to Be Confident, for Wednesday 26 June:
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The School of Life Jun 18
The Hardest Person in the World to Break up With: “It’s no picnic, having to leave someone you love; who says they love you – and who is either falsely promising to change or denying they need to because you’re the defective one to begin with.” Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 17
Book our class, How to Develop Self Knowledge, for Thursday 20 June:
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The School of Life Jun 17
Choose your outlook with our new Optimist/Pessimist Tote Bag, a double-sided heavy canvas bag that allows you to swap and change your attitude to each new day. Shop now:
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The School of Life Jun 17
Learning to Be More Selfish: “So mindful are we of the risks of selfishness, we run into an opposite danger: an abnegation of the self. We need to cast aside an idea that is only ever superficially wise: always putting other people first. Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 16
Desire and Intimacy: “Intimacy and closeness, far from fostering deeper sexual desire, can be the very ingredients that destroy excitement. A lot of the work to repair the love/sex dichotomy can be done in the mind." Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 15
Change your outlook with our new Optimist/Pessimist Tote Bag. Depending on how we are feeling, we can choose to advertise one side of our nature over the other. Shop now:
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The School of Life Jun 15
What Everybody Really Wants: “We’re often in situations of wanting to help others, but of not knowing quite what they might need. But we all possess a capacity to give people something we can be sure they fundamentally require: reassurance. Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 14
'The leather started to chafe' … former Wild Beast on going solo
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The School of Life Jun 14
Introducing the Optimist/Pessimist Tote Bag. By displaying both outlooks on either side, this bag highlights how each has a legitimate role to play in our lives, representing a different but valuable approach to our problems and fortunes. Shop now:
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The School of Life Jun 14
Leaning in to Vulnerability: “We can lean into our fears rather than treating them as shameful enemies. Every confession, ably executed, alleviates rather than enforces our burdens.” Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 13
The School of Life for Business is at stand F144 at - come and say hello! We look forward to meeting you.
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The School of Life Jun 13
A More Spontaneous Life: “Spontaneity is almost always something that we have lost, rather than failed to learn. The risk is to lead the remainder of our lives without ever giving expression to the True Self, hiding inside its cage.” Read more:
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The School of Life Jun 12
We spend a lot of time worrying 'what other people think.' But for some of us, there may come a time when we need to step beyond living for our reputation in the eyes of others - and have to learn how to cope without the warm blanket of social status.
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