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The Place Where Thoughts Live

The Place Where Thoughts Live

CHAPTER ONE Letter 6 How Do I Think? Yesterday, dear Julian, I asked you how you were feeling. Today, I’d like to ask you what you’re thinking. As I explained yesterday, thoughts and feelings are often mixed up in a powerful way that we can’t untangle. The reason is inside your head. It’s time to …

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On A Thing Called Feelings

On A Thing Called Feelings

CHAPTER ONE Letter 5 Why Do I Cry? How are you feeling today, dear Julian? I hope you’re feeling very happy today, because we’re going to talk about how wonderful crying is. Crying is what happens when salty drops of water drip out of your eyes, sliding down your face. These drops are called tears …

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The Human Senses: A Fun Little Tour

The Human Senses: A Fun Little Tour

CHAPTER ONE Letter 4 Why Do We Hear, See, Smell, Taste and Feel Things? Remember wiggling your fingers yesterday, dear Julian? How did it feel?  Those weird fleshy sticks sprouting from your hands may not look terribly useful at first. Good for wiggling? Yes. Good for anything else? Not really sure (and really can’t see …

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Why Do We Look The Same?

Why Do We Look The Same?

CHAPTER ONE Letter 3 Why Do We Look The Same? Hello again, Dear Julian! Let’s play a game.  Ready? WIGGLE YOUR FINGERS! Yes, all of them, at the same time. Wiggle them like mad! Wave your arms in the air and wiggle those fingers as fast as you can make them wiggle! Okay. Phew. Let’s …

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How Are We Born?

How Are We Born?

CHAPTER ONE Letter 2 How Are We Born? Hello again, dear Julian – I hope you slept deliciously well, as all people should. (Never feel ashamed about sleeping too much at times. Sleeping is sensible, it heals us, and only silly people and brand-new parents stay up all night.) If you’re feeling sleepy, rub your …

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Where Did I Come From?

Where Did I Come From?

CHAPTER ONE: HOW TO BEGIN Letter 1 Where Did I Come From? Hello my dear Julian! It’s not long since you were recently welcomed into the world  – and as you’re discovering, these first years of being a tiny human being are all about endless hours of learning new things, about the world around you, …

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How To Read This Book

How To Read This Book

(An Introduction) For The Little Ones Hello little one!  I’m so glad you are here and ready to grab this little book I made for you, yes, you. You are probably being read this book by someone you love, in the coziness of your bed, while wrapped in a warm blanket, or maybe you are …

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Prologue

Prologue

Dear Julian, I was born just like you, on a crisp morning in the same hospital, thirty-six years ago. There were doctors and nurses too, my mum (your beloved Tita Patty) has told me. She also told me how she was having a dinner party among friends the night before my arrival – as if …

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Dear Julian: The Book

Dear Julian: The Book

Back in January 2017 I received a strong and clear hunch in the greatest bottom of my heart: I must write a book, more like a manual or guide for learning to ride this wave called Life. It had been a few months since my youngest nephew was born and I could only feel the …

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