How to Weaken the Hold of Addiction

How to Weaken the Hold of Addiction

The triggers for addictive behaviours are always rooted in painful, self-critical emotions. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first order with us: For books and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop:…

Carl Jung’s Word Association Test

Carl Jung’s Word Association Test

One of the most significant discoveries of the early 20th century was of a part of the mind we now refer to as ‘the unconscious.’ It came to be properly appreciated that what we know of ourselves in ordinary consciousness…

A Test to Judge How Good Your Parents Were #shorts #theschooloflife #parents

A Test to Judge How Good Your Parents Were #shorts #theschooloflife #parents

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Why Some Adults Can't... "Act Their Age"

Why Some Adults Can’t… “Act Their Age”

In contact with given challenges, we leave behind our adult faculties and slip very quickly into a child-like spectrum marked by panic, rage, despair, terror and appeasement. The specific occasions that shift us from adult to child can serve as…

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How To Simplify Your Life #theschooloflife #shorts #simplelife

How To Simplify Your Life #theschooloflife #shorts #simplelife

What many of us long for more than anything else is a simpler life… See the full film this exert is taken from here and explore more of our classic content:

Why Relationships Require Self-Love

Why Relationships Require Self-Love

No animal, perhaps, can hate itself except – of course – a human being: it’s one of the strangest, and most regrettable, flaws in our condition. This tendency to self-hatred is not only destructive of our spirit, it constantly undermines…

Why We Should Admire Planes

Why We Should Admire Planes

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The Fix For a "Boring Life" - Sei Shonagen - The Pillow Book

The Fix For a “Boring Life” – Sei Shonagen – The Pillow Book

It feels natural, at times, to lament how boring our lives are. We do the same things each week, nothing special or exciting ever seems to happen. We enviously compare our dull routines to the adventures of others. An antidote…

Reparenting Our Inner Child

Reparenting Our Inner Child

All of us have over the years made efforts to become adults, it can be at once grating and dispiriting to be told that there might, nevertheless, be an ‘inner child’ still lodged somewhere within us, holding us back. Sign…

The 7 Things You Can Do to Make a Relationship Work

The 7 Things You Can Do to Make a Relationship Work

We can spend a lot of time in committed relationships wondering, maybe with a fair amount of anxiety: do they love me? Might it all suddenly end? But perhaps less time asking the more salient question: what can I do…