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Stoicism

Simplicity, Free Time and Pursuing Your Passions

Taylor Kreiss | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Taylor Kreiss

If you embrace smarter spending and a simpler life, you won't need to do all of the exhausting/meaningless work that is required to buy things, which frees up time to pursue your dreams.

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into t...

7 Life Lessons We Can Learn From This Ancient School Of Success

Thai Nguyen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Stoicism emphasized a harmony between acceptance and change; the perfect balance between fate and free will. It's the wisdom to know when the leopard can't change it's spots, and when you can always teach an old dog new tricks.

Obama Is Epictetus

Lex Paulson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Lex Paulson

To understand what Obama understands is to recognize what lies in our power, as human beings and as nations, and what lies outside it. My advice: if you want to understand America's president, read a Roman slave.

The Stoic Two-Step Program for Better Living

William Irvine | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Many blog postings consist of tips on how to improve aspects of your life -- how to avoid procrastinating, perhaps, or how to lose ten pounds. These ...

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

Philosophy You Can Use: The Ancient, Practical Wisdom in Stoic Thinking

Ryan Holiday | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Ryan Holiday

Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women of action use -- and have used throughout history -- to solve their problems and achieve their greatest triumphs.

The Long Journey to the Inner Self

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In one of the most beautiful myths of ancient times, Plato describes the journey of the soul from the spiritual to the material plane. As the soul des...

Cynics, Stoics and Other People

William Irvine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Medical researchers recently made headlines when they reported that cynics are more likely to develop dementia than non-cynics. In the study, publishe...

Are You a Born Stoic?

William Irvine | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

In my Guide to the Good Life, I describe what I call congenital Stoics. These are individuals who, on reading my book or reading the works of the anc...

Emerson's Advice to Millennials: With Perseverance Comes New Powers

Ryan Holiday | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ryan Holiday

Our generation needs to always remember that over a hundred years before us, people stood right where we were and felt very similar things, struggling with the same issues. People have always had to dig themselves out of messes they had nothing to do with creating.

What Stoicism Isn't

William Irvine | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Stoicism has gotten a bad rap. People think of the Stoics as emotionless beings -- as grim, wooden individuals whose goal in life was to stand mutely...

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Think Like An Ancient Philosopher

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We live in a world that is, in many ways, more predictable and under our own control than it has ever been before. We can predict the weather, find in...

On Becoming a 21st Century Stoic

William Irvine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

I am a practicing Stoic. This makes me a cultural outlier. Most Stoics lived two millennia ago, primarily in Greece and Rome, and before I became a ...

How Dr. Drew Pinsky Changed My Life

Ryan Holiday | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Ryan Holiday

This man (and the philosopher he introduced me to) changed my life and in a very significant way contributed to the person I ended up becoming.

Easter Week for Stoics: Why I Love Jesus But I'm Kind of 'Meh' About Easter

Kristen Howerton | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

The idea of forcing myself to enter into a certain mindset because of the date on the calendar just doesn't jive with my personality.

Carolyn Gregoire

Are We Happy Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Rain was pouring down in New York City as Gretchen Rubin hopped on a city bus and settled in for a long ride, taking the opportunity to enjoy a moment...

The Secret To Happiness May Have Been Discovered Almost Two Millennia Ago

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by Ro...

The 9 Essential Habits Of Mentally Strong People

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to E...

Stoicism's Solution for the Millennial's Rush Against Time

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

I am not yet a stoic, although it is the philosophy that I try to live by. I lose focus sometimes, reacting to things that are outside of my control, but I consistently remind myself these things don't need to be that significant after all.

Can You Think Your Way to Happiness?

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Shadi Bartsch

Were these philosophers crazy? They may have claimed you can think your way to happiness, but we can see why their philosophy never really became popular, and why we don't practice Stoicism today. For one, it's very selfish.

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Jaweed Kaleem

Living The Good Life 101

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

In the world of higher education, it’s not unusual for campuses to host visiting professors and guest lecturers by the dozen, all vying to bring the...

I Sing The Body Hypoxic

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John Berardi, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, you may never want to make your body bigger, smaller, and then bigger again. You may never want to hold your breath for 17 minutes. And you may never want to run through a forest fire.