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"Act on your principles, not your moods."
A weekly meditation on how Stoic principles can help you be a better human.
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Stoic Coffee Break Erick Cloward

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"Act on your principles, not your moods."
A weekly meditation on how Stoic principles can help you be a better human.
https://stoic.coffee

    234 - Easy Life

    234 - Easy Life

    It may seem difficult at first but everything is difficult at first.
    — Miyamoto Musashi.

    Do you want your life to be easy? Do you complain, get stressed out, or upset when challenges come up in your life? Today I want to talk about why we should not only accept adversity in our lives, but learn to embrace it.

    • 10 min
    233 - Anxious Future

    233 - Anxious Future

    Do you feel like the world is in chaos right now? I know that many of us feel like that. Spend a day on social media and easy to find all kinds of things wrong with the world. Is it that the world is truly more chaotic? Are things really falling apart more so than in the past? Today I want to talk about some of the reasons why some many of us feel like the world is in chaos.

    The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.

    —Seneca

    • 7 min
    232 - QTIP

    232 - QTIP

    How often do you take what other people say and do personally? How often do you feel like you have to “fix” someone else’s mood? Today I want to talk about emotional responsibility, and how it can lead a stronger sense of self and keep you from getting pulled into other peoples emotional mayhem.

    Not to display anger or other emotions. To be free of passion and yet full of love.
    —Marcus Aurelius

    • 8 min
    231 - A Model of Thinking

    231 - A Model of Thinking

    You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
    —Marcus Aurelius

    The stoics teach us that we have control over a few things - our thoughts, our choices, and our actions. In short, our will. So is there a way that we can get better with our thinking, and improve our outcomes? Today I want to talk about a model that can help us be more aware of how our thinking impacts us, and with that awareness, improve our lives.

    • 9 min
    230 - Our Human Contract

    230 - Our Human Contract

    Is it ever okay to hate someone as a stoic? Is there ever a time to have “righteous anger”? Today I want to talk about anger, hate and violence in our ever more divisive world.

    Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation.

    — Ibn Rushd

    • 11 min
    229 - Conscious Communication

    229 - Conscious Communication

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
    —Rumi

    How you ever thought about how often we have judgments in our language? Are you even aware of how often we communicate our our opinions and feelings about others? What if we could remove judgments from our language? Today I want to talk about ways that we can make our language more clear, and increase our ability to communicate non-judgmentally with others.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Webster702 ,

Wish I found this sooner

I’ve been (and still am) a fan Of Holiday, Massimo & Stoicism on fire.
Stoic coffee break has filled a gap in (stoic) knowledge I’ve been looking for but just didn’t find in the aforementioned stoic podcasts.
LOVED the ‘model for thinking’ 11/16/22 episode. Thank you!

ASR77 ,

Simply the best podcast on Stoicism

I’ve listened to several podcasts on Stoicism over the past several years and although I only recently came across this one, it is by far my favorite. Every episode is accessible and an appropriate length and most are worth multiple listens as a lot is packed in to each one.

lucretius2 ,

Honest

Excellent presentation, communicated with clarity and understanding. Erick is honest to his stoic principles: no self aggrandizement, no ads.

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