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What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. A brief synopsis and definition on this particular school of Hellenistic philosophy: Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC,...

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6 Stoic Tips to Being a Great Friend

When we think of great Stoic figures like Marcus Aurelius, Cato and Epictetus, we tend to focus solely on the individual. Their perspective, their observations. But how did these brilliant thinkers treat those around them? We know from historical accounts that Marcus ruled the people of Rome with reason, and...

Neuroscientist and Award-Winning Author Dr. Tara Swart on Stoicism, Mental Resilience, and Achieving Peak Brain Performance

The first, and perhaps most important, lesson of Stoicism is that we don't control the world around us, but we do control how we see and perceive the world around us. “Indeed, no one can thwart the purposes of your mind," Marcus Aurelius wrote, "for they can’t be touched by...

The Skinny Confidential and Stoicism: An Interview With Lifestyle Entrepreneur Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

Asked whether women too should study philosophy, Musonius Rufus—“the foremost stoic of his day,” as Roman historian Tacitus put it—responded bluntly, “A desire for virtue and an affinity for it belong by nature not only to men but also to women: no less than men are they disposed by nature...

14 Stoic Quotes on Death

Death is never a fun subject. Nearly all of us know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with grief or to fear what will happen to our loved ones when we are no longer here. Despite the fact that we will all experience it at one point or another,...

5 Stoic Strategies to Create Happiness

Stoicism is a practical philosophy with the aim of living a meaningful life, and becoming one’s best self. The Stoics believed in living a virtuous life, one with the potential to bring us personal happiness and fulfillment. And that’s one of the reasons a person may choose to live after...

How Stoicism Can Help You Love Better

Note: This is a guest post from Monil Shah.  After reading Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning, I started pondering over something he said - The salvation of man is through love and in love. After a couple of heartbreaking relationships, I thought to myself - that’s bull shit. Love...
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Who Is Posidonius? The Most Academic Stoic

Introduction & Biography Posidonius was born in the Greek city of Apamea in 135 B.C.E., located in what is now Syria. After he completed his early education in Apamea, he moved to Athens to pursue philosophical study at the Stoic school under Panaetius. Similar to his teacher, Posidonius found himself...

Who Was Panaetius? Spreading Stoicism from Greece to Rome

Introduction Panaetius of Rhodes was a student of famous Stoic scholars Diogenes of Babylon and Antipater of Tarsus, both of whom were leaders of the Stoic school. Beginning in 129 B.C.E., Panaetius took over as the leader of the Stoic tradition. His most notable achievement was using his time as...

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”  — Blaise Pascal The Buddhist word for it was upekkha. The Muslims spoke of aslama. The Hebrews, hishtavut. The second book of the Bhagavad Gita, the epic poem of the warrior Arjuna, speaks of samatvam,...
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The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace: An Interview With Bestselling Author Marissa Orr

Marissa Orr is a former Google & Facebook executive, a leadership speaker, and the bestselling author of Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace. With 15 years of experience working at today’s top tech giants, as well as having conducted talks for thousands of people in the US,...