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    I was at a small private dinner a few weeks ago and someone complained about being stressed and overworked. They asked for a book recommendation and so I began to tell them about a book I’d recently read and liked, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. As I said this, […]

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    Elections are about choices and character: obviously those of the candidates, but also about our own, too. As we enter the final weeks of campaigning by one of the most widely lamented presidential slates in recent memory, we are besieged and fatigued by the increasing heat of partisan character assassination and a growing sense of […]

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    “People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Every day we tell ourselves stories about why things are the way they are. We spend large chunks of the day lamenting […]

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    “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 […]

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    “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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    “Some have said that it is not the business of private men to meddle with government–a bold and dishonest saying, which is fit to come from no mouth but that of a tyrant or a slave. To say that private men have nothing to do with government is to say that private men have nothing […]

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