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July 17, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to be Tranquil: Seneca’s SixteenThe techniques outlined will preserve your tranquility and restore it to you if you lose it. But, for them to work, you should be constantly vigilant.
July 14, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to be Happy — Seneca’s Dozenthe Stoic philosopher Seneca lays down the path to happiness: What are basics of happiness, what is the path to happiness, how to handle pleasure, how to practice virtue, how to enjoy money that may come your way, and, most of all, how to understand yourself.
July 10, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Ten Marks of a Free PersonEpictetus was born unfree. He was a slave because his mother was a slave. When he became free, he thought and taught a lot about how to be free. In fact, his longest discourse in his four-book Discourses deals with human freedom.
July 7, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
12 Training Methods of EpictetusHow does one train to be Stoic? What are the most critical areas we should focus on? In his third book of Discourses, Epictetus discusses about a dozen things we should be concerned about when we train ourselves to be Stoics.
July 3, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Ten Stoic Choices of EpictetusThis is one of the most fundamental choices one can make. As long as you confine your choices to what is under your control, you will be free, happy, and serene.
June 30, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Stoic Foundations: Epictetus’ TenStoicism, especially as taught by Epictetus, consists of a few major themes that he repeats over and over again — sometimes in exactly the same way, sometimes in a different way. The first book of his Discourses summarizes all his basic themes.
June 26, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
The Stoic Perspective on Anger: Was Marcus Aurelius Wrong?In this Feature Blog Post, Ronald W. Pies, MD, gives us a stoic perspective on anger. Is anger always a “bad” thing? Are there cases and circumstances in which anger of some degree and duration can prove useful—and even represent an ethical imperative?
October 30, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to live a focused life: Five Stoic StrategiesWe seem to be busy all the time. We feel we have no time to do all the things we want to do. Often this is because we are not focused and fritter away our time. Here we explore how to live a focused life
April 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Why is anger destructive1. 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