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Navigating through life can be nearly impossible without a guide. The philosophy of Stoicism is tried and true guide for living a good life. Join Steve every Sunday for interviews with modern Stoics, readings of ancient texts, and advice for implementing Stoicism in your daily life. Carpe Diem!
 
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We can spend a lot of time worrying about our homes, about fires, floods etc. But the most common difficulties that we will have to surmount will come from our fellow humans. This week's reading: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Moral_letters_to_Lucilius/Letter_103#:~:text=Try%2C%20in%20your%20dealings%20with,and%20what%20you%20should%20withhold. New…
 
Remember what is in your power when you ask others for things. It is foolish to ask other's for things that you have control over. The Sunday Stoic Challenge Coin is available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challenge-coin-persist-and-resist?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_-art_and_collectible…
 
This week we cover the Enchiridion 26-28. We are told to try to understand the will of Nature, to practice recognizing things that happen to others, and to understand they will happen to us as well. By doing this we can start to handle life with equanimity. Sunday Stoic Coin: https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challenge-coin-persist-and-r…
 
When you catch yourself feeling jealous about the achievements of others, spend a moment to reflect on what they had to pay to purchase that achievement. You may find that you would be unwilling to make the same purchase yourself. Speaking of purchases... grab yourself a Sunday Stoic Challenge Coin! https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-chal…
 
This week Epictetus challenges us to turn our hardships into opportunity, to pick our battles wisely and to work on our anger. Save 10% off a Sunday Stoic Challenge coin with the coupon code CARPEDIEM by going to https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challenge-coin-persist-and-resist?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gal…
 
Dr. Nancy Sherman joins the show to discuss her new book Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience https://www.amazon.com/Stoic-Wisdom-Ancient-Lessons-Resilience/dp/0197501834 Stoicism is not simply a journey of self improvement, it is also ensuring that we are an integral part of a community! Support the show by going to www.patreon.com/…
 
Stoics often talk about personal improvement, while ignoring the cosmopolitan nature of the philosophy. Kai joins the podcast this week to discuss his new book Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In. https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living-ebook/dp/B08X8YBRJ8/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=being+better&qid=1618407014&sr=…
 
To be a Stoic we need to constantly train. Each and every moment offers the opportunity for training, but only if we remember to bring our Stoic skills to bear. Stoicon X Women: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/practical-paths-to-flourishing-stoicon-x-women-virtual-event-tickets-138604101599 Stoicon X Military: https://modernstoicism.com/military/…
 
In this reading, Epictetus reminds us not to cling to tightly to the people and objects in our lives. One day we will have to leave and no matter how hard we cling to them, we will go nonetheless. Carpe Diem Challenge Coin: https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challenge-coin-persist-and-resist?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_vi…
 
As we begin to craft our selves into better Stoics, we need to focus on the quality of our judgments. This involves critical thinking, self examination and being ok with not knowing all the answers! This week we look at the Enchiridion Chapters 4, 5 and 6. Check out the Sunday Stoic Challenge Coin https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challe…
 
Focus your aversions on things that are natural and within your power, let go of desire altogether. Also work on your impulse to act or not to act. This is how Epictetus suggest we begin our Stoic journey! Check out the Sunday Stoic Challenge Coin https://www.etsy.com/listing/711901704/stoic-challenge-coin-persist-and-resist Support the show by goi…
 
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