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Vol. 3, Issue 7, July 2021

Can you do Stoicism the easy way

The Stoic Gym || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

In this issue of THE STOIC, our contributors offer simple ways of practicing Stoicism. 


Shift your attention to flourish

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

Stoicism speaks of flourishing as an ideal. Many ask, “flourishing sounds great, but how do you do it?” By these itty-bitty shifts in attention. That’s it.


Focus on the present moment

Feature || JONAS SALZGEBER

An important part of Stoicism is developing moment-to-moment awareness that allows you to take a step back, look at the situation objectively, analyze your impressions, and proceed with what’s constructive.


Be better

Feature || EDITOR

An Interview with Leo Konstantakos


Tame your mind

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

We all have moments when we need to tame our mind. Perhaps you feel yourself starting to become angry, or anxious, or just overwhelmed by everything you have to do.


Use Stoicism as an antidote

Feature || MEREDITH A. KUNZ

When I share with people outside the Stoic community that I use Stoic philosophy as a guide, I usually hear a couple of specific questions. Aside from “What’s Stoicism?” the most common question is prefaced by furrowed eyebrows, followed by, “Isn’t that all about having no emotions?”


Stoic every day

Stoic Everyday || EDITOR

Stoic quotes for every day of the month


It’s better than you think: The 80/120 rule

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

It’s no mistake – it’s supposed to be 80/120. It’s a deliberate play on the 80/20 rule, so please, don’t confuse it. Today I take a different angle. I want to show how the Stoic principles translate into patterns of daily life.


The story of Marcus Aurelius [4] - Marcus marries Faustina

Feature || ELBERT HUBBARD

In this extract, Elbert Hubbard chronicles how Marcus Aurelius and Faustina, the Younger developed affection for – and eventually marry – each other.