Interviews

How to Die: What Author James Romm Learned From Seneca’s Writings on Death

We first interviewed author and scholar James Romm back in 2016 after his review of The Daily Stoic in the Wall Street Journal, but in that interview we focused primarily on James’s great biography of Seneca, Dying Every Day. This year, James is back with another book, this time translating and collecting Seneca’s various thoughts …

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Behind the Scenes With The Fascinating and Anonymous “Stoic Emperor”

No learning without humility. No growth without pain. No reward without risk. No change without loss. Embrace. Endure. — The Stoic Emperor (@TheStoicEmperor) April 7, 2018 There is a new Stoic Emperor in our midst. He’s not a supreme leader, but he is a superbly good writer of Stoic-inspired epigrams. As a result, The Stoic …

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The Remarkable Sir Richard Sorabji on Gandhi, The Stoics and Aristotle

We first discovered Sir Richard Sorabji through his fantastic essay on Gandhi, describing how he was a philosopher in the Stoic tradition. We immediately decided to reach out to Richard to learn more about his philosophical journey, in particular about the Stoics—after all, he is one of Britain’s most impressive scholars, having been appointed Commander …

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Stoic Mid-Week Meditations: An Interview With Lifehacker’s Patrick Allan

Patrick Allan is a writer for one of the biggest productivity sites in the world. It’s an enormous platform which he uses, once per week, to teach his readers about Stoicism. Patrick’s popular Lifehacker.com series “Mid-Week Meditations” offers short insights and wisdom from the Stoics as well as tips for being better, thinking more clearly …

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How to Develop Stoic Mental Toughness and Resilience: Interview With Coach Seth Haselhuhn

Perhaps the first important lesson any student of Stoicism learns is the importance of perception—there are objective events, and then there is our perception of them. As Marcus Aurelius famously wrote to himself: “Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” It is all in our …

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Dr. Kevin Vost on The Stoic Workout, Stoicism and Christianity, and the ABC Model of Emotions

Our recent interview with Professor Joey Dodson on the links between Christianity and Stoicism received wide attention from the Daily Stoic community, and we decided to follow up by interviewing Dr. Kevin Vost, the author of The Porch and the Cross: Ancient Stoic Wisdom for Modern Christian Living. Turns out he has a long history …

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Master Dog Trainer Steve DeBono On The Surprising Stoic Nature Of His Craft

While Stoicism has been widely embraced in the world of sports, Silicon Valley and other professions, even we were a bit surprised the philosophy has been adopted and used by Steve DeBono, a master dog trainer in Austin. When he approached DailyStoic.com’s very own Ryan Holiday to help him with his dog, Hanno, who would …

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