How to create your virtues and values list

It is quite hard to make a value list which will suit everyone. However, stoic training was meant for everyone. Here, we will make a list of the cardinal virtues and values of stoic philosophy. In today’s world, most people are very busy with their jobs, family and…
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How to deal with divorce? Rebuilding a meaningful life

The answer to this question relies on the most important principle of Stoicism: There is a just law that rules the Universe. According to stoics, this law controls outer events, by allowing or impeding events from happening. If something does happen, like a divorce, it does so with…

How to be like Marcus Aurelius? The Habits that make an emperor

Marcus Aurelius is one of the most prominent names when it comes to Stoicism. He was a great emperor, thinker and philosopher who left us many “tips” on how to develop ourselves into stoics. Aurelius was inspired by Epictetus, and today he remains as the source of inspiration…
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How to deal with anger? Stoic tools to control temper

Anger was such an important subject for stoics. This is why Seneca dedicated a whole discourse for it. In his writing he talks about the causes and consequences of anger among many other facts. Seneca urges us to objectively view the long term consequences of anger, so that…

What is negative visualization?

We always hear about the power of visualization, and how we should imagine our dream house and job to somehow attract it. That has nothing to do with it; in fact it is its polar opposite. Positive visualization has the objective of attracting those things into our life,…

The best stoic quotes for living with less

In this article, I would like to go through some Stoic quotes and statements which can help you reflect about how it is like – and what it truly means to live with less. At first, this can seem odd, why would anyone in the world want to…

How do stoics deal with depression?

The word depression is, nowadays, used in two popular meanings. The first one is related to great sadness. When someone is profoundly sad we say that person is depressed. The other meaning is related to an illness that could be originated by psychological events or by chemical deficits…

How does a stoic grieve?

The core of stoic philosophy is that our world is composed of events we can control and others we cannot. With such a premise in mind we might ask how we should behave in each situation.  Well, the answer is rather simple, but hard to practise. For events…

6 Steps to Becoming a Stoic

So you’re interested in becoming a stoic? In this article, we’ll explore six tips from stoic philosophers to get you started. Only thinking and reading about how to become a stoic can be idle work. You must be ready to commit every day to exercises in order to…

How do stoics deal with pressure?

In this piece we are going to show the importance of two stoic principles: telling apart what you can control from what you cannot, and how little importance (or no importance at all) should we attribute to the opinion of others. When we think about pressure, we imagine…