Interviews

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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Stoicism and Christianity: Professor Joseph Dodson on Similarities & Differences

Last Christmas we wrote about the overlap between Seneca and Jesus—how both of them were born the same year and how many of their teachings are similar in nature. Many of you emailed and asked to learn more about the connections between Christianity and Stoicism, and we reached out to Joseph Dodson, an Associate Professor of …

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Martha Nussbaum: The Renowned Philosopher on Stoicism, Emotions, and Must Read Books

Martha Nussbaum is one of the most renowned and respected philosophers living today. She is the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she is jointly appointed in the Law School and the Philosophy department. She has a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, …

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Heavyweight Boxer Edward Latimore on Self-Control, Life Lessons from Seneca and Getting Better Every Day

When we first started seeing Edward Latimore regularly mentioned to us on Twitter it piqued our curiosity. Why were people this excited to tell us about him? It turns out that not only his background is unique (from professional boxing to physics to the United States Army National Guard) but Ed is also an avid …

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