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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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Stoicism, Suffering, And Training The Coward Inside You: An Interview With Entrepreneur and Former Infantry Officer Nick Palmisciano

Nick Palmisciano is the creator of Ranger Up , the first military lifestyle brand, in 2006, which kicked off a decade of veteran entrepreneurial endeavors focused around social media.  Ranger Up has been a leader in the veteran community, with such strong support that it has landed in Internet Retailer’s...
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Ancient Greek Philosophy, Self-Leadership, and The Modern Stoicism Movement: An Interview With Dr. Alkistis Agio

Dr. Alkistis Agio is a world-renowned speaker, author and consultant with over twenty years experience in working with professionals to transform fear, frustration, anger and anxiety into confidence and self-leadership, through her proven method, “The ALKISTIS Method”—which integrates the modern scientific, evidence-based techniques of neuro-coaching and CBT, with the ageless...
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11 Life Lessons on Freedom and the Art of Living from a Former Slave

Born a slave in the first century A.D., Epictetus knew from a young age that the way to true freedom was not in being released from his physical shackles, but in using what was in his control to the best of his ability. With permission from his master, he was...
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Stoicism And The Art of Happiness by Donald Robertson: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

The Stoics knew how to say more by saying less. Every word they wrote, every speech they gave, every lesson they taught contained only what was essential and nothing excessive. In Epictetus’ Enchiridion, every word hits the soul and immediately sparks philosophical reflection. In Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, the reader can’t...
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5 Stoic Tips for Finding Happiness

We all struggle to maintain a state of happiness and contentment. Even the enlightened Stoic philosophers we admire today had their moments of struggle. Marcus Aurelius, for example, had 13 children with his wife Faustina, and only four of them would out-live their father. Epictetus suffered from an abusive master...
Six Stoic Ways to Effectively Use Silence

Six Stoic Ways to Effectively Use Silence

In August of 1919, the great psychologist Milton Erickson was diagnosed with polio, a debilitating virus that spread throughout the United States in the early 20th century. Only 17 at the time, Milton overheard his doctor saying he would be dead by the following morning. Hours turned into days, and...
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Sculptor E.S. Schubert On Stoicism, The Importance Of Statues, And Crafting A Marcus Aurelius Bust

Have you noticed how much of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is about other people? The opening, “Debts and Lessons”—seventeen entries in which he reflects upon the various influential individuals in his life—makes up nearly ten percent of the book. Almost every other page has at least one quote or one story...
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How To Be A Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

“Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”  — Dante, The Divine Comedy Imagine how much easier life would be if we could learn to regard everything bad that happens to us as an act of nature....
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The Transformation of Stoicism Over The Centuries: An Interview With Historian Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer is a Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. She did her Ph.D at Harvard, during which she spent time researching and studying in Florence and Rome, then co-authored The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in...
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The Daily Stoic 2020 New Year New You Challenge is On Sale Now!

We are what our choices make us. Do we walk the fifteen minutes to work, or do we take an Uber? Hit the snooze button, or get up early? Do we have the difficult conversation, or hide from it? Is good enough really good enough?  Will you resolve to be...