Can Stoics Be Charismatic?

I’m an aspiring Stoic. Emphasis on the word aspiring. When I share this burgeoning desire with friends or show family members I’m reading a book on Epictetus, the response is universal: “A Stoic? But you’re so friendly.” When most people hear the word ‘Stoic’ they conjure up a mental cliche of an unsmiling, unexpressive, stiff. … Continued

The Body is a Garden, The Will is a Gardener

The post below was originally sent as part of the Daily Stoic email where we bring you one Stoic meditation per day. When you sign up, you will also automatically get a free 7-day deep dive into Stoicism—from an introduction to the most popular resources to Stoic exercises. Sign up now! You probably don’t know … Continued

Integrity Has No Need Of Rules

“If it is not RIGHT do not do it; If it is not TRUE do not say it” – Marcus Aurelius One word we do not hear from the Stoics, is integrity. They saw it as part of being human – part of being virtuous. I am not sure of the social, political or cultural … Continued

The Definitive List of Stoicism in History & Pop Culture

As Stoicism has seen a cultural resurgence we wanted to compile a list of the people who have embraced or admired the philosophy and in the process explain why many of them have embraced it and found within it a tool in the pursuit of self-mastery, perseverance, and wisdom: something one uses to live a … Continued