Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence: The Keys To Your Best Self

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” ― C.G. Jung “These are the characteristics of the rational soul: self-awareness, self-examination, and self-determination. It … Continued

Don’t Complain or Blame

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”  ― Maya Angelou The late great poet and writer Maya Angelou had a knack for both getting to the heart of our struggles in life, and for … Continued

Exclusive Excerpt: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living is now available. It features not only 366 all-new translations of brilliant stoic passages but 366 exciting stories, examples and explanations of the stoic principles from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus but also some of the lesser known but equally wise stoics … Continued

6 Ways Stoicism Can Help Entrepreneurs

With the increasing swirl of interest around mindfulness, resilience and innovation we can’t forget that there are many who have trodden this path before us with important lessons we can borrow. Stoicism is the branch of ancient western philosophy that focuses on mindfulness, resilience, creativity and more, all of which allows us to flourish and … Continued

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

This post originally appeared on People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of brilliant dead guys — The … Continued

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started

The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. So where should someone start with Stoicism? We decided to put together a short list with three books that will help you both understand Stoicism but also teach you valuable … Continued

An Interview with the Master: Robert Greene on Stoicism

Except for the Stoics themselves, no one has influenced me as a reader and writer more than Robert Greene. Which is why I was nervous but excited to interview Robert about stoicism and this ancient philosophy has influenced his work over the years. It’s not everyday that one gets the opportunity to interview their idol … Continued