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Four Thoughts: Alain de Botton

Four Thoughts: Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher and founder of The School of Life, is a key thinker of our age. His most recent book, Art as Therapy explores how art may be used in everyday life to help lead a fulfilling and aware existence. Here he shares with welldoing.org his four thoughts on other subjects: money, politics, work, marriage
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So, This is What it Feels Like to Launch a Website ….

So, This is What it Feels Like to Launch a Website ….

I’m writing near the end of a fairly frantic day in the office with my assistant Claudine (pictured). I’ve been working on the launch of welldoing.org for many months, and yet just before going live, it suddenly seems like there are a million things I want to add, change, write, delete, describe. And, because it’s a website, I can. Tomorrow’s another day, with a fresh screen, more ideas, users’ suggestions, the day’s news. Having worked for a long time on magazines and newspapers, I’m used to the definitive finished product. People paid to see what the editorial team...
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Build a Better Relationship with Food

Build a Better Relationship with Food

Food is so much more than nourishment. While it keeps us alive, it is also a crucial part of our social structure. There’s nothing nicer than sharing a meal with friends and family. Partaking of food  divides our day into useful compartments - breakfast , lunch , dinner, and the in-betweens. It  is an important component of how we celebrate, for instance  birthdays, weddings, christenings, religious events and more. However there are times for all of us when food can be used in other ways. Eating can be a coping mechanism or a strategy for managing our feelings.  We...
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