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Open your mind: Roman K on Empathy

Posted January 30th 2014, by Psychologies

The road to empathy is extremely rewarding, once you learn the steps. Roman Krznaric explains how to open your heart and your mind.

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Confrontation: How to stick up for yourself

Posted January 29th 2014, by Ali Roff

From furious road rage to intimidating supermarket disputes, it’s easy to have your day ruined by a total stranger. But how do we deal with these public incidents without feeling like a trembling mess and walk away with a smile on our face? Afraid to stick up for herself but sick of feeling like a pushover, Ali Roff decided to find a foolproof plan for dealing with stranger-rage.

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Denmark: The happiest place on earth?

Posted January 29th 2014, by Michael Booth

Denmark is supposedly the happiest country in the world, but what is it like to live there? Grumpy curmudgeon Michael Booth tried and failed – and tried again – to fit in, learning an interesting lesson in the process.

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Denmark: The happiest place on earth?

Posted January 29th 2014, by Michael Booth

Denmark is supposedly the happiest country in the world, but what is it like to live there? Grumpy curmudgeon Michael Booth tried and failed – and tried again – to fit in, learning an interesting lesson in the process.

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Shelf Help: Sharing stories and being heard

Posted January 21st 2014, by Psychologies

Shelf Help; a collection of titles carefully curated by literary journalist Alex Clark, have been chosen for their particular focus on twelve areas of mental, spiritual and physical health. January’s book is Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves; a brilliantly told compilation of accounts from a psychotherapist about his sessions, focusing on the importance of sharing our stories and having someone listen.

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Shelf Help: Interview with Stephen Grosz

Posted January 20th 2014, by Ali Roff

Every month we delve into the The Shelf Help list, composed of literary books that have the power to make life brighter. January’s book is Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life. We spoke to Grosz about how important it is to share our stories and to have someone listen, and what he has learnt from his patients about his own life.

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