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April 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Anger Seneca Stoic Self-help Stoicism

Why is anger destructive

1. Anger has done greater damage to humankind than any plague. 2. Both individuals and communities are destroyed by it. 3. Even a semblance of anger is enough to cause damage.

April 20, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Mindfulness Stoic Self-help Stoicism Uncategorized

How To Be Mindful

Mindfulness is not a standard Stoic term, but the concept plays an important role in Stoic thinking. For our purposes, if we define mindfulness as the art of paying deliberate attention, then we will see its critical role in moving us towards Stoic virtues and towards the good life.

April 20, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Uncategorized

The Positive Side Of Covid-19

The positive side of Covid-19? No, I haven’t gone completely nuts. Really. So much has been written on the negative aspects of Covid-19 and rightly so. Maybe you remember that I wrote a blog, too! Yet many of us fail to notice the brilliant silver lining surrounding this dark cloud.

April 20, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Uncategorized

Anger Is Temporary Madness

We are right to be terrified of this ugliest and most brutal of all emotions. Other emotions have some degree of peace and quiet. But anger is all action. It explodes the impulse of grief with an inhuman desire for weapons, blood, and torture.

April 17, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Appropriate action Stoic Self-help Stoicism

How To Act Appropriately

The concept of appropriate action (kathekon) was introduced by the founder of Stoicism, Zeno of Citium. (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Stoics, 7.108)

April 15, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help

How To Deal With Adversity

We all face some form of adversity from time to time. The list of things we consider adverse can be long: insults, isolation, illness, loss of material things or people close to us, poverty, betrayal, heartbreak, and so on. When any of these things happen, we are stressed.

April 10, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help

How To Deal With Ungrateful People

We have all benefitted people, in the form of gifts and help when they need it, who seldom reciprocate. When we need help, even if is it very simple, they are nowhere in sight. When seen, they feel no need to return a favor.

April 8, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoicism

How To Deal With Anxiety

Why do we become anxious at all? Why do we become distressed? Why are we anxious about the future? If we look at our problems closely we see that all our anxieties fall into one of the following two categories.

March 25, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Book Excerpts Stoicism

How To Deal With Annoying People, The Stoic Way

Although we may not consider it a major problem, we all experience annoyances in our daily life. Annoyances make us angry or irritated and make our life less pleasant. What is the Stoic solution to this problem?

March 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Book Excerpts Stoicism

How To Make Or Break Habits

When we quickly judge a person or a situation, we do so out of habit, not out of careful consideration. In fact, most of our judgments about people and situations are based on habits. If our habits are faulty so will our judgments be.