Self Knowledge

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0995753504
Release Date: 2018-11-06
Genre:

An examination of the importance of self-knowledge, providing practical exercises to aid self-discovery.

How to Be a Leader

Author: Martin Bjergegaard
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250078742
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Self-Help

What does it really mean to take a leadership role? In this book, learn how true leaders are made and how you can be one too No one is born to lead. This is the idea at the heart of this thoughtful book on true leadership. While popular culture feeds us images of the stereotypical leader—charismatic, powerful, decisive—the truth is, with the right amount of self-knowledge and authenticity, anyone can be a good leader. There are countless courses and books available on leadership technique, decision-making and public speaking, but How to Be a Leader by Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa aims to give you the tools to understand and bring out your own individual leadership style. With an in-depth look at what it really means to lead, and the differences between being a manager and being a leader, this book invites you to explore and learn about the unique leader in you.

Great Thinkers

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0993538703
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Idea (Philosophy)

Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

How to Be Bored

Author: Eva Hoffman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250078681
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Self-Help

In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and a wide range of literature, she emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes and to replenish our inner resources. This book aims to make readers more vigorously engaged in their lives and to restore a sense of depth and meaning to their experiences.

How to Stay Sane

Author: Philippa Perry
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230766013
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Philosophy

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 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, she demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. This book 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. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry 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 How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

On Being Nice

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995573646
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Charm

Most books that want to change us seek to make us richer or thinner. This book wants to help us to be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly... Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril. This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, gently leading us around the key themes of this forgotten quality. We learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural and how to reassure. We learn that niceness is compatible with strength and is no indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered as one of the highest of all human achievements.

On Confidence

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995573670
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre:

A thought-provoking essay that teaches us that confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned.

Job to Love

Author: School Of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0993538754
Release Date: 2017-02
Genre:


How to Find Love

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0995573697
Release Date: 2018-12-04
Genre:

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

How to Develop Emotional Health

Author: Oliver James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447258810
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

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

Things Never to Tell Children

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0995573689
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Genre: Psychology

This is a book that should never fall into the hands of children, for it is filled with the darkest truths about life that might unbearably depress the young. However, for the older ones among us, this is a book full of solace, humour and relief. In a charming, naively illustrated tale, we follow the adventures of Bunny - a version of all of us - as he encounters a series of obstacles that we may well recognise from our own lives.Watching Bunny, we end up delighted that we're not alone, and perhaps smiling darkly in sympathy with his woes. Children might even have the odd peek inside - if they dare.

What Is Psychotherapy

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 1999747178
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is one of the most valuable inventions of the last hundred years, with an exceptional power to raise our levels of emotional well-being, improve our relationships, redeem the atmosphere in our families and assist us in mining our professional potential. But it is also profoundly misunderstood and the subject of a host of unhelpful fantasies, hopes and suspicions. Its logic is rarely explained and its voice seldom heard with sufficient directness.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. The book reflects a fundamental belief of The School of Life that psychotherapy is the single greatest step any of us can take towards self-understanding and fulfilment. A course of therapy stands to render us ever so slightly less angry, self-defeating, unconfident, lost and sad.

Self Knowledge

Author: Ted Schmidt
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781635052336
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Vedanta, the oldest enlightenment tradition in the world, states that there is a clear answer to the question of who we are and a solution to the underlying feeling of insecurity that compromises our happiness. But this solution is not merely intellectual. Rather than an accumulation of information, it is an insight gained through direct analysis that fundamentally alters our perception of reality and changes our experience of life.Author Ted Schmidt invites you to journey through the process of Vedantic self-inquiry and see for yourself what it reveals regarding the essential question of who you are.Probing and provocative, Self-Knowledge takes us to a place of deep inner inquiry and spiritual peace. The tools in this book will empower you to reclaim with full confidence and unshakeable conviction the peace and happiness that is your essential nature as whole, complete, limitless awareness.

How to Be Alone

Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250059031
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS. Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom, and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? In How to Be Alone, Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives.

The Sorrows of Work

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995753512
Release Date: 2019-02-05
Genre:

A fresh approach to modern working life, offering thoughtful solutions on how to cope with professional challenges.