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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

    10 Pieces of Life Changing Wisdom From the Stoics

    10 Pieces of Life Changing Wisdom From the Stoics

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    Stoicism has never been a philosophy for school. It's been a philosophy for life. That’s why the Stoic writings are blunt. Straight to the point. They get in, make their point in as few words as possible, and get out of your way. In this video Ryan Holiday breaks down 10 pieces of life changing wisdom from the Stoics.
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    • 16 min
    Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on the Gift of Forgiveness

    Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on the Gift of Forgiveness

    On today’s special episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to Dr. Edith Eger about her book The Choice: Embrace the Possible  which details her time at the Auschwitz concentration camp, the importance of feeling traumatic experiences in an effort to heal them, how suffering should lead us to strength rather than victimization, why forgiveness is a gift that you must choose to give to yourself, and more. 
    A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive. Dr. Eger is a practicing psychologist and a specialist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Choice: Embrace the Possible and The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Don't Escape It. Create It.

    Don't Escape It. Create It.

    “Escapism is tempting...but dangerous. We think, when frenzied or fraught, an exotic getaway will be the cure. But inevitably, the rush of travel wears off and the pretty pictures fade from your phone’s “recent” album.”
    Ryan explains why you should create the future that you really want, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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    • 3 min
    There Is Always Something Else Going On | You Can Do It

    There Is Always Something Else Going On | You Can Do It

    “One of the things you figure out quickly with kids, and as we’ve talked about a bunch over on our Daily Dad email and podcast, is that there is always a reason they’re behaving a certain way. Your kid is acting crazy because they’re tired. They’re having a meltdown because actually they’re starting to get sick. Bedtime isn’t happening because naptime got skipped. They’re biting because they’ve been ignored and they know this will get a reaction.”
    Ryan explains how most people are trying their best, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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    • 8 min
    A.J. Daulerio on Recovery and Finding Peace With Stoicism | What Can You Get For Free?

    A.J. Daulerio on Recovery and Finding Peace With Stoicism | What Can You Get For Free?

    Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to writer and blogger A.J. Daulerio about his involvement in the famous Hulk Hogan and Gawker lawsuit, his journey to recovery and making peace with his past, how he came to study Stoic philosophy, and more.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Avoid This Sickness | Role Models

    Avoid This Sickness | Role Models

    “Nobody wants to get sick. We don’t want food poisoning. We don’t want the flu. We don’t want COVID-19. This is why we protect our immune system, wash our hands, take care of ourselves. Good. Health is important. But what about, as the great Phoebe Bridgers put it, emotional motion sickness?”
    Ryan explains why you should build up your emotional resilience, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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    • 7 min

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