How To Find The Right Words
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Life constantly requires us to give other people some hugely awkward messages: that we don’t love them anymore; that we do love them (though we’re not meant to); that they smell a bit; that they’re fired; that we’re furious with them (though we adore them) or that their music is too loud…
Often, out of embarrassment, we just stay quiet. Occasionally we explode. And typically, we stumble about, looking for the right words – dreading that we didn’t find them and thereby causing more hurt than we should.
This is a book to help us locate the best possible words to get across a range of life’s most difficult messages. With twenty case studies drawn from relationships, friendships, work, our families and service situations, we are gently shown what we might – in an ideal world – find ourselves saying to make our intentions known while causing minimal harm. We are guided, among other topics, to how best to end a relationship, how to make it up with a child and how gently to let down a friend who wants more.
We laugh, we recognize our troubles – and we’re introduced to a range of deeply empathetic ways to navigate some of our most acute social dilemmas.
Hardback | 181 x 110 mm |96 pages | 20 colour illustrations
by The School of Life
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Find your peace.
Hello and welcome. I handpick each of our goods with the purpose of bringing serenity, ritual, and intention to your surroundings and routines. These are objects that capture the feeling of home to elicit calm and nostalgia, and encourage you to find a moment of peace for yourself. I appreciate both the useful, practical things that bring beauty to everyday tasks and the more novel objets d’art that exist simply to bring us joy. Every piece is one that I would personally use and cherish myself, or gift to my closest friends and family.
What's in a name?
Genara (heh•nar•uh) is my grandmother’s name, a name that for me represents what it means to be a natural and creative homemaker. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been amazed by her special gift for cultivating an atmosphere perfectly balanced between homey warmth and an approachable elegance. The house could transform from a serene retreat to lively family party over the course of an afternoon. Regardless of the activity, everyone was always welcome and at home. This inspired me to create an environment that would bring that same magic to others. I'm so happy to welcome you to Genara; make yourself at home, indulge, and enjoy.
With love. With gratitude.
-Alicia, shop owner & founder