The School of Life

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Tweet : Apr 26th 2018 14:20
An alternative marriage ceremony from The School of Life.
Tweet : Apr 26th 2018 10:30
While work can be a source of great fulfilment, colleagues can be maddening, competition keeps us in a state of perpetual anxiety and the scale of industry robs us of a sense of meaning. Owning up to these sorrows is a path to dealing with them wisely:
Tweet : Apr 26th 2018 09:30
Aphorisms on Kindness: "Perhaps the most instructive question we can ask – the one that teaches us most about the value of affectionate teasing – is simply: what would I want a kind person to tease me about?" Read more:
Tweet : Apr 25th 2018 11:30
"To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend." - Jacques Derrida
Tweet : Apr 25th 2018 11:20
Our Learning and Development team are at @olympia_london today and tomorrow for the @CIPD L&D Show. Visit stand 155 to chat about building emotionally intelligent organisations and supporting the development of your team. More about our L&D offering:
Tweet : Apr 25th 2018 11:00
We’re often determined to assume answers from others will be a no. Hoping is painful: it would mean having to risk our dignity. But the truth is: we are fundamentally ignorant of others’ plans. We can’t really tell what they might agree to. Learn more:
Tweet : Apr 25th 2018 09:30
Criticism When You've Had a Bad Childhood: "The clue to whether criticism will be experienced as merely unpleasant or wholly catastrophic lies in what happened to us many decades ago in the hands of our earliest caregivers." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 24th 2018 14:21
An introduction to six of the most fascinating concepts of Eastern philosophy.
Tweet : Apr 24th 2018 14:15
Getting married but not comfortable with the rituals of a traditional ceremony? We have rethought the wedding ceremony and how we might prepare for a marriage in a practical and philosophical way. How to Get Married:
Tweet : Apr 24th 2018 09:30
The True and the False Self: "One of the most surprising but powerful explanations for why we may, as adults, be in trouble mentally is that we were, in our earliest years, denied the opportunity to be fully ourselves." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 23rd 2018 11:30
"Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions." - Hegel
Tweet : Apr 22nd 2018 11:00
Unless we learn how to appreciate what we have, there is no point striving for more. If we do, when we get it, without any capacity to appreciate, we’ll simply still be unhappy. Learn how to be appreciative:
Tweet : Apr 22nd 2018 09:30
How Are You Difficult to Live with?: "The point of prompting greater awareness of our own questionable patterns of behaviour isn’t to feel guilty or ashamed about them - but to see how they could be confusing or disturbing to another person." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 21st 2018 11:30
"If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, ‘He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would have not mentioned these alone.'" – Epictetus
Tweet : Apr 21st 2018 10:30
Philosophy can seem outdated and inaccessible these days, but in fact many philosophical ideas are incredibly relevant and useful to our frenetic, modern lives. Our new card set brings some of the greatest ideas out of the library and into our daily lives:
Tweet : Apr 21st 2018 09:30
The Importance of Having a Breakdown: "The reason we break down is that we have not, over years, flexed very much. There were things we needed to hear inside our minds that we deftly put to one side, bits of emotional learning we didn’t do." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 20th 2018 17:47
Our competition with @ShelfAwareness to win one of ten copies of On Confidence and Confidence Prompt Cards ends today. Enter here for a last chance to win invaluable tools for mastering the art of confidence:
Tweet : Apr 20th 2018 12:55
Our Summer School brings together the very best in our curriculum in one truly transformative week. With spaces still left for our July and August dates, join us to learn the strategies needed to help you find answers for life’s big questions.
Tweet : Apr 20th 2018 09:30
Two Reasons Why You Might Still Be Single: "There will always be practical reasons why it proves hard to find a partner. But if we have worked on our levels of self-love, an absence of parties need not condemn us to a life devoid of intimacy." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 19th 2018 20:30
“The moon and sun are travellers through eternity. Even the years wander on. Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing toward old age leading a horse, each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” - Matsuo Basho
Tweet : Apr 19th 2018 14:03
What is your true self?
Tweet : Apr 19th 2018 11:00
We haven’t got the wrong sort of life; we have the wrong techniques for narrating that life. Master the right ones:
Tweet : Apr 19th 2018 10:30
In Zen aesthetics, the broken pieces of a broken pot should never be tossed away; they should be carefully reassembled using a lacquer inflected with gold. The point is to render the fault lines beautiful and strong. Explore more Eastern Philosophies:
Tweet : Apr 19th 2018 09:30
People-Pleasing: and How to Overcome It: "We can say ‘no’ while indicating that we feel a lot of goodwill; we can say someone is wrong without implying that they are an idiot. We can leave someone, while explaining a relationship's importance." Read more:
Tweet : Apr 18th 2018 20:25
RT @WaterstonesTCR: In the hoooouse! (Or in the mosque / synagogue / church / gurdwara / back garden...) Tonight’s event: @TheSchoolOfLif
Tweet : Apr 18th 2018 09:30
How to Cope with an Avoidant Partner: "Is it really an accident that we are with this distant figure? Or isn’t it in some way satisfying to us as well, allowing us to claim that we want intimacy without having to bear any of its costs?" Read more:
Tweet : Apr 17th 2018 14:13
Your ability to deal with criticism is intrinsically linked to your experiences in childhood. How do you deal with it?
Tweet : Apr 17th 2018 11:30
"Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste." - Voltaire
Tweet : Apr 17th 2018 10:30
Our essay Why We Hate Cheap Things explores the complex way we behave around having and buying things. It looks at how we can grow disenchanted with our immediate circumstances and pine for what is exotic, costly and out of reach. Learn more:
Tweet : Apr 17th 2018 09:30
An Alternative to Being Controlling: "Attempting to exert excessive control over another person is one of the more disreputable of all contemporary activities. We win only contempt by ordering, declaiming, asking vehemently & stamping our feet" Read more:

Cos Stores - A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Cos Stores
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A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Branded content, Corporate communications
We partnered with Cos Stores to create a thoughtful guide to good gifting at Christmas
Nov 29th 2017 14:37:03
Dropbox - The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We looked to the past to help Dropbox explore the future of collaborative work…
Nov 23rd 2017 16:48:48
Citigold - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We produced a bespoke book - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times - for Citigold’s Private Clients
Jul 19th 2017 15:00:50
Airbnb - The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel
Brand strategy
Our philosophical consulting team took a leftfield approach to redefine Airbnb’s market segmentation
May 9th 2017 13:37:07
Pictet - A Philosophy of Sustainability
A Philosophy of Sustainability
Branded content
A film exploring the key ingredients behind Pictet's philosophy of sustainability
Apr 24th 2017 17:12:56

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