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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. It’s a philosophy designed to make us more resilient, happier, more virtuous and more wise--and as a result, better people, better parents and better professionals.  Stoicism has...
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Man’s Search For Meaning By Viktor Frankel: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

In September of 1942, a young psychiatrist found himself standing in line just outside of a Nazi concentration camp. At the time, nobody knew the extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime. Prisoners, who at first thought they were entering a temporary holding camp, quickly realized the hopelessness...
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How To Find Peace: 8 Stoic Lessons You Can Start Today

Peace of mind is something many look for, but few achieve. How wonderful it would be if we could be one of those fortunate souls that seem to be distrbed by nothing and nobody. People like Fred Rogers, the children’s television show host, who always seemed to have a serene...
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Who Is Paconius Agrippinus? An Introduction To The Red Thread Contrarian

Introduction It’s humbling to know that as we look up to the Stoics of antiquity, they too idolized those who came before them. In the beginning pages of Meditations, Marcus Aurelius writes out the names of all the people who have mentored and molded him throughout his life. He speaks...
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Stoicism, Stillness, And Why Moms Are The Most Powerful Force On The Planet: An Interview With Wellness Mama Katie Wells

If you run down the list of the great Stoics of history, you'd think of Seneca or Marcus Aurelius or Epictetus or Zeno or Cleanthes or Chrysippus. What do all those people have in common? They were all men. In fact, you really have to dig to come up with even...
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How To Be A Great Leader: Timeless Leadership Traits From Roman Emperors, Philosophers, and More

“For I believe a good king is from the outset and by necessity a philosopher, and the philosopher is from the outset a kingly person.” Musonius Rufus, Lectures, 8.33.32–34  For thousands of years, the Stoics have not only been leaders, but the resource other leaders have turned to for advice...
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Who is Aristo of Chios?

Introduction Not to be confused with the Peripatetic philosopher Aristo of Ceos, Aristo of Chios was a Greek Stoic philosopher, lecturer, and student-turned-contemporary of the more well-known Stoic philosopher Zeno.  When exactly he was born and when he died are uncertain, but he lived and worked during the 3rd Century...
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It Takes What It Takes: An Interview with Mental Conditioning Expert and Author Trevor Moawad

The Stoics believed the formula to achieve mastery in any field was simple. “First, tell yourself what you want to be, then act your part accordingly,” Epictetus said. “This, after all, is what we find to be the rule in just about every other field. Athletes decide first what they...
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5 Stoic Lessons On Time Management

American jazz icon Miles Davis once said, “Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing.” Seneca once wrote that it’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a great deal of it. We all envelop ourselves in various forms of escapism, hoping either to postpone our responsibilities...
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The Art of Journaling: How To Start Journaling, Benefits of Journaling, and More

Journaling is not just a little thing you do to pass the time, to write down your memories—though it can be—it’s a strategy that has helped brilliant, powerful and wise people become better at what they do.  Oscar Wilde, Susan Sontag, W.H. Auden, Queen Victoria, John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo...
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Popularizing Ancient Philosophy: An Interview With The Philosophical Entertainer Einzelgänger

The word "Einzelgänger" can be translated as "lone wolf" or "someone who pursues independent thought or action." But the Youtube channel that goes by the name Einzelgänger is far from loner status. The channel dedicated to ancient philosophy has amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers and some 20,000,000 total views since it's...