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Aug
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How Can Mindfulness Help Us at Work?

When mindfulness is taught in the workplace, it’s often emphasized how meditation cultivates attention, helping us cope with demands in a busy job. Or we hear about mindfulness as stress reduction - if we can learn to manage our thoughts and emotions, we will...
Posted by Ed Halliwell
26
Aug
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Travel as Therapy: Pefkos beach, Rhodes – for Anxiety

You haven’t come to Rhodes to explore the medieval old town or the ancient temple of Apollo. You’ve not been drawn by a longing to try the local delicacy of chickpea fritters and unsalted ewe’s milk cheese. Your more sophisticated acquaintances would think it...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
21
Aug
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Travel as Therapy: Corner shop, Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama – for Shyness

On the first day, it was difficult. You went into the corner shop just off the main Motomachi shopping street to buy a prepaid mobile card. You pointed at your phone, you pretended to make a call. It was useless. Mr Nishimura couldn’t understand...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
20
Aug
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Travel as Therapy: Monument Valley, USA - for Calm

You are - quite literally - in the middle of nowhere - and, unexpectedly, it’s helping. A lot. How frantic we otherwise normally are. We live competitive crazed lives: we compare ourselves constantly to those who have more, are smarter, seem more organised, look younger...  There...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
19
Aug
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Travel as Therapy - An Introduction

Nowadays we're used to thinking of travel as the 'fun' bit of life, but enjoyment isn't a reason why it shouldn't also do some very serious things for us. At its deepest level, travel can assist us with our psychological education. It can -...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
06
Aug
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The Great Philosophers 10: Martin Heidegger

The field is not without other distinguished contestants, but in the competitive history of incomprehensible German philosophers, Martin Heidegger must by any reckoning emerge as the overall victor. Nothing quite rivals the prose of his masterpiece Being and Time (1927) in terms of contortions and...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
04
Aug
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Good Job! A Week About Work

This autumn we're harnessing that ‘back to school’ feeling, with GOOD JOB!, a week of work-related special events. From managing work stress with yoga to learning how to talk like a leader, the week is designed to help you be happier, healthier and more...
Posted by The School of Life
04
Aug
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Food As Therapy

Cookery books swamp us with recipes, most of which we never cook. We've created a new tool - Food as Therapy - which starts from the opposite pole. How we feel on a particular evening, and what we set about cooking in response...
Posted by The School of Life
17
Jul
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The Great Philosophers 8: Theodor Adorno

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was born in Frankfurt in 1903 into a wealthy and cultured family. His father, a wine merchant, was of Jewish origin but had converted to Protestantism at university. Teddy (as his closest friends called him) was an extremely fine pianist from...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
16
Jul
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The Great Philosophers 7: Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905. His father, a navy captain, died when he was a baby – and he grew up extremely close to his mother until she remarried, much to his regret, when he was twelve. Sartre spent most of his life...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail
15
Jul
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The Great Philosophers 6: Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in Stuttgart in 1770. He had a very middle-class life. He was obsessed by his career path. He was a newspaper editor and then a headmaster before becoming an academic professor. He fretted all his life about his...
Posted by The Philosophers' Mail

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