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In the pursuit of a purposeful and anxiety-free life, this is a podcast series dedicated to practical applications of Stoic philosophy in our daily lives.

Stoicism for a Better Life Anderson Silver

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

In the pursuit of a purposeful and anxiety-free life, this is a podcast series dedicated to practical applications of Stoic philosophy in our daily lives.

    Season 4; Episode 19 (79) - ON JOURNALING LIKE ANDERSON - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 19 (79) - ON JOURNALING LIKE ANDERSON - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    The MOST powerful tool we have in our arsenal is our own rational mind. For millennia, intelligent and self-aware individuals have kept rigid journals/logs in a disciplined manner. One of our school's most popular books is quite literally the journal of a Roman Emperor (or what survives of it). Journalling is clearly a powerful tool and over the past decade, I have spent my time perfecting my journaling methodology. No...it is not rocket science. But it is nice to define what it is we want to accomplish. The goal: PEACE of MIND. The Means: Your JOURNAL.


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    Season 4; Episode 18 (78) - ON ANGER / EMOTION MANAGEMENT - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 18 (78) - ON ANGER / EMOTION MANAGEMENT - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    I'm not sure how everyone else does it, but I can't help being angry and emotional. I feel them daily, no matter how 'focused' or 'present' or 'mindful' I am. But I've kind of found a way to deal with it.


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    Season 4; Episode 17 (77) - ON THE ONLY QUESTION YOU SHOULD ASK - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 17 (77) - ON THE ONLY QUESTION YOU SHOULD ASK - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    This episode is all about one of those "BEAK GLASS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" meditations (Stoic or otherwise). I came up with this gem of a meditation a few years back while I happened to be binging on Epictetus et al...and while watching the second season of the awesome TV series Lucifer. I shamelessly usurped a catchphrase from who else but the most stoic of all angels ... Lucifer Morningstar. Come devil-worshipping with me.


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    Season 4; Episode 16 (76) - ON UNITING & COSMOPOLITANISM - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 16 (76) - ON UNITING & COSMOPOLITANISM - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    We bond and unite under many banners. Corporations...school...family...gang...sports teams.... so I figure why not also unite under a banner that stands for doing the RIGHT thing ONLY because it is the right thing to do, PERIOD. Or at least try their best to do so. That's SFBL.


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    Season 4; Episode 15 (75) - ON ATTAINING VIRTUE IN 30 SECONDS - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 15 (75) - ON ATTAINING VIRTUE IN 30 SECONDS - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    If we live and exist in the present moment only, then we can only feel / think / assess one thing at a time. So the capacity to find virtue no matter what, anytime anywhere is a Stoic superpower that allows you to find peace and equanimity whenever YOU feel like it. 


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    • 4 min
    Season 4; Episode 14 (74) - ON TOXIC MASCULINITY & POSITIVITY - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Season 4; Episode 14 (74) - ON TOXIC MASCULINITY & POSITIVITY - Stoicism For a Better Life Podcast

    Being stronger is good. It's good for you and good for the world, for you are part of the world. But is there such a thing as too much? Like anything else, of course, there is. And naturally, the next question will be 'so how much is too much?' The answer, as always, will depend on you, your reality, your purpose...essentially it will depend on (you guessed it) your necessities.


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It is initially surprising, yet upon reflection not so much, that the lessons for life taught in stoicism is applicable for us today.

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