Stoicism When You’re Lonely

Feelings of being lonely are on the rise. In this post I explore a few ideas about how Stoicism could help to combat this. Coping with this, accepting it, and learning how to direct our own lives with some degree of grace and satisfaction. How many people feel lonely? It is estimated that around 60 million people in the Read More …

Instead of Goals, Try Creating Stoic Rules

Rules can simply your life. They can make it easier to live virtuously. To develop as a person. To strive to become better. In this post I explore a few ideas to base your rules around key Stoic principles. Rules for living a virtuous life. Something that Stoics were especially interested in. Whatever moral rules Read More …

Stoicism and the Valley of Unhappiness

Middle age has always been an unhappiness battlefield. In this post I explore how to avoid these feelings. To get out of the expected valley of unhappiness. To take action to spend time with those who make you happy. To avoid things that cause you unhappiness. To be happy with the person you are now. Read More …

The Transformative Power of Stoic Gratitude

How much gratitude do you show? Many studies have shown a clear correlation between gratitude and increased well-being. This is not only for the individual but for all people involved. The positive psychology movement has embraced these studies. To increase well-being they have begun to incorporate exercises to increase gratitude into the movement. Although in Read More …