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School of Life                                                  Winter 2014

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Collected Wisdom from 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for The School of Life.

Alongside our usual classes and therapies we’ve held special events, from singalongs to sermons, and hosted speakers who’ve shared their wisdom on all aspects of life. We’ve also launched two new tools, our Youtube Channel and The Book of Life, both aiming to address the issues we face everyday and to share knowledge through short films and thought provoking articles.

We’ve learnt a lot in 12 months so here is some collected wisdom from 2014 to guide you wisely into the new year.
Egg

COMFORT EATING
Thinking about food

Food has been on our minds a lot this year.  This Autumn we hosted a special event with Nigella Lawson, who explored the meaning of food, and extolled the simple pleasure of a soft boiled egg on toast. Meanwhile we’ve also explored philosophy into the kitchen  and  discovered recipes for every mood in Food As Therapy.
PLATO IN THE KITCHEN 

FOOD AS THERAPY: A RECIPE FOR CALM

 

Love

LOVE: GOING RIGHT
When you should hold on…

We can’t pretend that we’ve ‘solved’ love, but this year we hope that we’ve made a small contribution to making relationships a tiny bit saner. Even the most loving long-term relationships hit hurdles, so we’ve examined how to deal with a sulker anddiffuse an argument, and even how pessimism can save love. And if you’ve only just met someone? Enjoy the honeymoon!
HOW TO DEAL WITH A SULKER 

HOW PESSIMISM CAN SAVE LOVE

HOW TO ENJOY A NEW RELATIONSHIP 

Woman thinking

LOVE: GOING WRONG

… And when you should let go

If you’re facing the end of a relationship then take comfort in the fact you’re not alone – there are few problems as universal as strife in love. At least art has your back. Whether you find yourself facing a break up, or deciding to stick by a dull partner, there’s a book or a painting that knows how you feel.
WHY YOU ARE SO ANNOYED BY SOMEONE YOU ONCE ADMIRED

ART AS THERAPY: I WANT TO BREAK UP 

BOOKS AS THERAPY: MY PARTNER IS DULL 

Colour wheel

ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENTS

Finding meaning through art 

In an increasingly secular world, we are always looking for ways to give our lives greater meaning. This year we’ve explored the power of art to enrich our lives, from its ability toinspire our own creativity, to the effect colour can have on our moods. What is art for? We think it’s for helping us live better lives.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR

ART AS THERAPY: I WISH I COULD BE MORE CREATIVE 

WHAT IS ART FOR?

Marx

POLITICALLY MINDED
Changing the world

We believe that before you can change the world, you have to understand it. That’s why we’ve spent 2014 asking questions.What exactly did Karl Marx stand forWho were the feministsWhy are some countries poor and others rich? Knowledge is power – the more we understand, the more we can change for the better.
POLITICAL THEORY: KARL  MARX 

MEET THE FEMINISTS 

WHY SOME COUNTRIES ARE POOR AND OTHERS RICH 

Win big

WORKING IT OUT

Discover a work/life balance

Balancing the demands of work with life remained a hot topic this year, and it’s one we’re still puzzling over. In the summer. Arianna Huffington shared her vision of a new definition of success, focusing on personal growth as well as money and power. Elsewhere we’ve explored misemployment and the emotional toll of being in the wrong job.
IN CONVERSATION WITH ARIANNA HUFFINGTON 

BOOKS AS THERAPY: I’M IN THE WRONG JOB

MISEMPLOYMENT 

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MAKE NEXT YEAR COUNT
TSOL Live

So what lies ahead in 2015  for you? We hope that we can help you make it a memorable one, a year of growth and renewal. Maybe it’s even time to make those big changes you’ve been waiting for? Keep your eye on The School of Life for further enlightening videos and articles throughout the next year.

And if you need further inspiration check out TSOL Live in January, an evening of speakers and live music designed to help you make resolutions you can keep.
TSOL LIVE: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS 

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