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July 17, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Seneca || Stoic Self-help ||

How to be Tranquil: Seneca’s Sixteen

The 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
Tag(s): Seneca || Stoicism ||

How to be Happy — Seneca’s Dozen

the 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
Tag(s): Epictetus' Discourses || Stoicism ||

Ten Marks of a Free Person

Epictetus 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
Tag(s): Epictetus' Discourses || Stoicism ||

12 Training Methods of Epictetus

How 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
Tag(s): Epictetus' Discourses || Stoicism ||

Ten Stoic Choices of Epictetus

This 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
Tag(s): Epictetus' Discourses || Stoicism ||

Stoic Foundations: Epictetus’ Ten

Stoicism, 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
Tag(s): Feature 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
Tag(s): Appropriate action || Mindfulness || Seneca || Stoic Self-help ||

How to live a focused life: Five Stoic Strategies

We 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
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.