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The allure of unrequited love, or why we fall for unavailable people #crush

To all love addicts out there…

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How to be happy in marriage – appreciate the context and adjust your expectations

I am a big fan of Alain de Botton. He manages to poetically capture the essence of modern life struggles, throws a life ring of information and proposes reframing exercises to shed light on the big existential questions we seem … Continue reading

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How to remain calm with people. It has to do with self love #happiness

I have taken a long time to learn to deal with ‘negative’ people. It took a while to understand that often the problem is not in others but in me. Alain de Botton sums it up beautifully. When dealing with … Continue reading

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Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love is the encyclopaedia of real love #happiness

I’ve recently been to the book launch event – Alain de Botton, one of my favourite opinion leaders, a modern philosopher with a melancholic outlook on life snippets of which he shares on his Twitter account, wrote a new book … Continue reading

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How we will likely die #happiness

This is a blog about happiness, so why on Earth have I put ‘death’ and ‘happiness’ next to each other? For me, death and happiness are inextricably intertwined – we spoke before about how fear of death is a defining … Continue reading

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Happiness in marriage- how we end up marrying the wrong people

Happiness in marriage and relationships is one of the big components of being happy overall. However there is not much practical and smart literature on the subject. There are no quality verified schools or classes where one could learn the basics … Continue reading

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Reintroducing Wisdom In Everyday Life

Alain de Botton is a genius. My favourite living philosopher. He helped me change my thinking about so many things. I follow him on Twitter and his School of Life on Facebook. I read several of his books. This recent … Continue reading

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