Welcome to What Is Stoicism!

Hi, my name is Allan and it’s my aim to help you (and me!) apply ancient Stoic wisdom to modern life each day so that you can learn from the past (but let it go), plan for the future (but not obsess), and most importantly, live in the present.

With What Is Stoicism? I share the lessons and resources that have helped me so that they may help you too. I do this using (among other things) blog posts, exercises, podcasts, and emails.

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Latest What Is Stoicism? blog posts:

  • Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor
    The following is a short commentary on Donald Robertson’s new book, Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor. From the book’s description: This novel biography brings Marcus […]
  • Seneca’s Mental Remedies For Anger
    One of the nice things about the morning time is that you have some distance from what lies ahead. You have a little space into […]
  • Give Yourself Permission To Practice Philosophy
    One of the best TED Talks I’ve ever seen was by the actor Ethan Hawke. It’s called “Give yourself permission to be creative” and it’s […]
  • What is Stoic Justice?
    This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the Stoic virtue of Justice is and how you can apply it in […]
  • A Stoic Response to Being Judged
    It’s likely that today you’ll be judged in some form. Other people will have their say on your actions. It’s natural human behavior: we all […]
  • What is Stoic Courage?
    This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the Stoic virtue of Courage is and how you can apply it in […]
  • Why Your Insignificance Isn’t A Bad Thing
    We’re so close to the stories we tell ourselves about our own lives that we often can’t see beyond them. If you’re like me, you’ve […]
  • 10 Stoic Steps to Stop Being Angry With Other People
    There’s a common argument in favor of the emotion of anger that suggests it’s a useful propellant to prompt action. The claim, in other words, […]