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Fionnuala Barrett on Goethe and Fashioning Ourselves on What We Love

Goethe said, amongst many other clever things during his lifetime that we are shaped and fashioned by what we love.  Like all other statements which reinforce the idea that we are captains of our own destiny, there is an onerous, if not a frightening, edge...
Posted by Fionnuala Barrett
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David Baker on Leaving a Job You Love

This month I leave a job I love. Since 2008 I have been the managing editor of Wired magazine, a job I fell into almost by accident. I had clocked up 20 years as a freelance journalist and decided to take a sabbatical year...
Posted by David Baker
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John-Paul Flintoff on Being Consumed by Ruskin

Have you caught on to the Ruskin revival yet? All of a sudden, it seems that the Victorian artist, critic and revolutionary thinker has become interesting again. Emma Thompson is making a film about Ruskin's five-year marriage to Effie Gray, who ran off with...
Posted by John-Paul Flintoff
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Lizzie Shupack on Anger and Synchronicity

Week 3 of The Artist's Way, is all about emotions.  The chapter starts with Anger.  It continues with further discussion about Synchronicity.  I found the passage about Anger extremely synchronous, given that prior to reading it, I had just had a blow-out argument, centered...
Posted by Lizzie Shupack
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Nick Turpin on Photographing the Small Details of Life

What could be more ordinary than a stretch of public pavement? When did you last stand and watch a stretch of public pavement or a street corner? If you take the time you will see that the street can be a stage for the...
Posted by Nick Turpin
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Rachel Heller and Amir Levine on Attachment Styles

How would you react to the following scenarios? * You call your date/partner and after the first ring, you're transferred to voice mail.* Do you barely notice or do you assume s/he is purposely ignoring you?* * *You're sitting in an experiment room and suddenly you notice smoke...
Posted by Rachel Heller, Amir Levine
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Lizzie Shupack on Becoming Comfortable in Your Own Skin

So here I am, at the end of Week Two of my 12 week programme, as outlined in The Artist's Way.  Despite misgivings about its spiritual undertones, I am determined to get to the end, would love something enlightening to happen as a result,...
Posted by Lizzie Shupack
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Mark Vernon on the Rules of the Group

The last couple of nights, we've sat in the house watching the blogs, exchanging texts as our part of London operates a virtual curfew. The looting and arson is rightly condemned. I'm glad about that. But the moment is arriving to try to understand...
Posted by Mark Vernon
09
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John-Paul Flintoff on #RiotCleanUp

I'm typing this quickly, to get it out before I hear that any more rioting has started, and before setting out to run a class this evening at The School of Life for any intrepid learners not scared to venture out too. So: #RiotCleanUp....
Posted by John-Paul Flintoff
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Lizzie Shupack on Discovering Her Creative Self

Last week, a friend told me that she'd started working her way through a book called 'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron.  She suggested I might want to take a look at it as well, talking as we were, about the stressful subject...
Posted by Lizzie Shupack
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Chris Johnstone on Resilience

Imagine a child tugging at your arm and asking what is resilience and how do you get it? Our reply expresses our 'story of resilience', our inner understanding of what resilience is and what it is based on. Because that story powerfully shapes our...
Posted by Chris Johnstone

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