The 12 Ingredients of Emotional Maturity

The 12 Ingredients of Emotional Maturity

#shorts To teach us how to be emotionally mature is the underlying central purpose of philosophy. It may sound abstract and lofty, but emotional maturity is something we might plausibly aim to acquire a little more of over the course…

How to Stop Getting TRIGGERED Forever

How to Stop Getting TRIGGERED Forever

The concept of being triggered, though it may at times be overused, sits on top of a hugely important concept in psychological life. One moment we are calm, the next we are catapulted into despair and terror. It may be…

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How to Find Out What You Really Really Think and Why...

How to Find Out What You Really Really Think and Why…

It’s one of the great paradoxes of mental life that we’re often unable to access our true feelings about important matters. We may settle, in haste or fear, on the most obvious answers. We ignore our deep truths first and…

How Freud's Oedipus Complex Can Help Your Sex Life

How Freud’s Oedipus Complex Can Help Your Sex Life

The Oedipus Complex is one of the strangest and most counter-intuitive concepts in psychoanalysis. However, through a certain lens it can offer us a guiding narrative about how we come, through the varied experiences of childhood, to have our own…

7 Things You Need to Know About Psychotherapy

7 Things You Need to Know About Psychotherapy

In order to recover from many kinds of mental distress, there’s really no alternative but to get acquainted with psychotherapy. Come and have psychotherapy online with The School of Life. To book a session with the sort of therapist who…

How Keeping a Diary Can Save You

How Keeping a Diary Can Save You

Diaries are a forum in which we can raise and then galvanise ourselves into answering the large questions which lie behind the stewardship of our lives: What do I really want? Should I leave? What do I feel for them?…

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Real Women Real Love

 Buy Now   He’s Out There…Waiting For YOU But Are You Ready to Meet Him? That wonky nose. Those twinkly eyes. That smile that quirks up one side of his mouth….

Kierkegaard on Love

Kierkegaard on Love

One of the most provocative analyses of love ever produced is to be found in the writings of the Danish Existential philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. In a book entitled Works of Love, he proposed a theory which deliberately upset every leading…

Ancient Rome's Answer to Social Shame

Ancient Rome’s Answer to Social Shame

It’s natural for most of us to spend time descending into worry about our reputation: what if we are accused of something, what if we are ostracised, mocked and cancelled? A useful way out of the panic was suggested many…