Greek Myths

Let us begin with beginnings: What is the underlying purpose of the Greek myths, and why today—more than ever, perhaps—should we pay attention to them? I believe the answer lies in a single passage of what is perhaps the most celebrated work of ancient Greece, the Odyssey of …

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How to Keep Calm

How do we recognise our emoutions? We don’t tend to formally study emotions, either at home or in school, though schools increasingly are teaching “social and emotional learning” skills using materials like the PATHS curriculum (“Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies”) co-developed by my colleague Dr. Mark Greenberg. Research shows overwhelmingly …

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The Joy of Camping

For some, camping is about exploration or testing the human limits of endurance. For others, it’s about leisure and quality time spent with family and friends. It can also be jumping into camper van to get away for a weekend. The common thread behind the myriad reasons for camping …

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Teaching about Emotions

To teach children about anything requires a vocabulary. After all, how can we grasp a concept without words to describe it? Between the ages of two and three, children learn about ten to twenty new words each week. Yes, each week! In most households, though, few of those words verbalize …

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Reading Body Language Through the Eyes

Approximately 80 percent of the information we process daily comes through the eyes, making it by far the most important sense organ of the human body.

The eyes are the most revealing part of the face. We communicate more with our eyes than any other part of our bodies. This …

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Focusing on the Breath

In tough times it’s difficult to “just be present” or “sit with it” and, especially, to do that on your own. This book can be your companion and guide, within it offering a toolkit where you can find what you need in the moment to ease the experience of …

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Building a Raised Bed Garden

Don’t think because you have limited space you can’t build a raised bed. Having the luxury of space in your plot will obviously give you more options as far as planning goes but you can reap a high yield from a property with a small space so there …

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