Simple Ideas On How To Cultivate A Stoic Mind

In this post I look a simple series of questions which can help clear your mind for rational thinking. And to suggest how simple changes in language can lead to tranquility and an anxiety free life. A Simple Truth Stoics, understood a simple truth. It’s important to distinguish between what is under our control, and Read More …

The Inconvenient Truth About Living A Happy Life

Do you believe that you can control most things? If so, then you’re wrong. While you may think that you’re in control in reality you aren’t. In this post I’ll explore why control is an illusion. Why we spend a huge amount of time in a quest to gain control, security and comfort.  This is Read More …

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

The light hearted cover of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking can fool the reader into thinking this is an easy read. In fact, The Antidote is a powerful argument for embracing ambiguity and uncertainty (which includes our fear of death). It explores Stoicism, meditation, philosophy and psychology, mixed with offbeat situations and Read More …

Stoic Control: the Overlooked Factor You Must Know About

Stoicism teaches that you should accept things you cannot control or change. But how exactly do you know what you can and can’t control or change? And what is the one often overlooked reason which can lead to success? In this post I’ll explore some ideas and techniques that have been helpful to me. They Read More …

Attitude is Everything – Letter 34

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 34 Seneca discusses the importance of having the right attitude. I can’t tell you how happy I am, its as though I’m young again! This is because of the wonderful progress you’re making. You’ve Read More …

Resolutions: Why You’ll Never Succeed This New Year

Resolutions, we all set them when a New Year comes around. We start to believe that we can improve our lives. We are going to change for the better. We are not going to be stuck in the same old rut again this year. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a great Read More …

Make Constant Progress – Letter 32

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 32 Seneca discusses why its important to constantly progress towards being virtuous. I’ve asked after you. I want to keep an eye on what activities you’re spending your time on. And, of course, Read More …

Stay Focused and Trust in Yourself – Letter 31

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 31 Seneca discusses the need to stat focused on what’s important. And believe that you have all the ability you need to improve yourself. I commend your efforts to date to become a virtuous Read More …

How To Conquer Uncertainty For a Better Life

Living is an art and like other forms of art we need to study it. We need to practice it in an attempt to master it. Not that its possible to completely master the art of living but its still worth pursuing this as a lifelong aspiration. Its also worth learning from the mistakes and Read More …

How Well Will You Die? – Letter 30

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 30 Seneca suggests helpful ways of thinking about how to die. When you get old you, no matter how fit and healthy you think you are, you’ll find that you start to have aches, Read More …