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The 7 Best Stoicism Podcasts

If you're an avid podcast listener and a student of Stoicism, you're probably always on the look out for some good Stoicism podcasts to plug into. In case you're not a big listener, podcasts are a particularly good way to absorb information when reading isn't convenient - while driving, while working out, or any time…

How to Keep a Stoic Journal – 7 Days of Example Entries

If you're keen to emulate the ancient Stoics and aren't sure where to begin, one thing you can do straight away is start a Stoic journal. Reflecting on one's thoughts and getting them down on paper was a common practice among the likes of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca The Younger and Epictetus, and although each had…

Stoic Reminders – Marcus Aurelius Stickers!

Stoic Reminders I have to admit getting into Stoicism for me at first was pretty half-assed. The principles really resonated with me but I wasn't sure how I could implement them or even remember to think like a Stoic. One thing that really helped was making some simple Stoic reminders using post-it notes and putting…

How To Practice Stoic Negative Visualisation

For those wondering how to practice Stoic negative visualisation, the great news is that it can be easily done by basically anyone, anywhere, at any time! Similar to other ancient Stoic techniques like writing in a journal and practising self-denial, negative visualisation doesn't require the aspiring Stoic to be in a specific location at a…

Marcus Aurelius – the Stoic emperor

Stoic from beginning to end Marcus Aurelius was a man who lived by the Stoic laws, which so capably go into making a virtuous man. He did this by nature and also by learned practices, all the way from his youth to his dying breath: “Adorn thyself with simplicity and with indifference towards the things…

Epictetus – the slave turned philosopher

Born into slavery Now, it’s no secret that steadfast character can be born out of strife and the philosopher, Epictetus, who lived to the ripe old age of 80, was no stranger to strife. He was born into slavery in A.D. 55, in what is now known as Pamukkale, Turkey but was then Phrygia’s Hierapolis.…

Seneca The Younger – philosopher and dramatist

A dramatist dramatised Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s story reads like a soap opera; a fact that certainly didn’t go unnoticed by poets and playwrights throughout the 2000 years since he walked the earth. Chaucer, Dante, Montdeverdi, they all found special places for Seneca the Younger in their works. As a Stoic, he was a little different…

Cato the Younger – the most interesting Stoic ever?

Who was Cato The Younger? Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis is a name that may well come up when you Google the word ‘Stoic,’ but you won’t find a list of comprehensive philosophical works by the man. Rather, Cato the Younger is famed for the influence he had on the politics and politicians of early Rome.…

Zeno of Citium – the founder of Stoicism

Early Life In his considerable lifespan of around 72 years, from 334 to 262 BC, Zeno of Citium found the time to make quite a few waves. His teachings have been influential enough for astronomers to name a crater on the moon after him and what’s more, he was, in fact, the founder of Stoicism.…

The Tao of Seneca – Free PDF Downloads

The Tao Of Seneca - Practical Letters from a Stoic Master The Tao Of Seneca is a effectively a version of Seneca The Younger's Moral Letters to Lucilius - a distillation of his lessons learned which he sent to his friend. Free to download, the collection of three PDF volumes has been provided by Tim Ferriss,…

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