What Is The Dichotomy Of Control?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the dichotomy of control is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of The Dichotomy Of Control The dichotomy of control as a Stoic concept comes to us from Epictetus. He describes it as…

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How To Be Your Own Best Friend

We all submit to distraction once a while (or perhaps more frequently), that much is obvious. It’s rarely the lovely distraction of a gaze out the window at a vivid sunset, but more likely an altogether less engaged gawp at the glass of a glowing screen. Even without an external…

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What Is Good? What Is Bad? What Is Indifferent?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Stoic philosophy considers to be good, what it considers to be bad, and what it considers to be indifferent. Definitions of Good and Bad The Stoic view is that the only true good in life is virtue. Virtue…

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Roll Call Of Stoic Philosophers

Modern Stoics will be aware of the work of the "big three" Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus. They'll know, too, that Zeno of Citium founded the Stoic school and may even have heard of other prominent figures like Cleanthes, Chrysippus, and Musonius Rufus. What most aren't aware of,…

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What Is Negative Visualisation?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what negative visualisation is. You will also learn how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Negative Visualisation Negative visualisation is a technique by which we regularly spend a short amount of time imagining the negative…

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Exercise: How To Say No Like A Stoic

How often do you say yes when you really want to say no? Yes to invites. Yes to work proposals. Yes to favour requests. Whatever the “ask” is, agreeing when we’d rather not is a common thing.  There can be many reasons for doing it but most of them come…

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What Is Amor Fati?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Amor Fati is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Amor Fati The phrase “amor fati” is Latin for “love of one’s fate.” It describes the attitude whereby one not only accepts everything…

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What Is Memento Mori?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what Memento Mori is and how you can use it in your Stoic practice. Definition Of Memento Mori The phrase “memento mori” is Latin for “remember you must die.” It is a reflection on the impermanence of life and…

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Let’s Ask For Forgiveness

Let’s ask for forgiveness. Let’s ask forgiveness for all those times we have let fear have its way.  When we didn’t have the courage to step forward fully and take hold of the great things life was offering.  When we didn’t have the courage to make a stand in defense…

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