#9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius
November 23, 2017
Though you may not realize it, Thanksgiving Day can be a very Stoic holiday. The Emperor Marcus Aurelius shows us how this can be.
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#4 Locus of Control – The Onion Will Model
September 1, 2017
In the ancient Stoic texts, the only things mentioned as being beyond our control are things outside of the mind. However, modern understanding requires us to accept that even some things within our mind aren't ours to command. The best way to reconcile this knowledge with the essentials of Stoicism involves visualizing the Locus of Control as being an onion - that meaning that it has layers.
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#3: Don’t Mistake Stoic Realism for Idealism
August 11, 2017
While people who don't understand Stoicism or the Stoic mindset might confuse a Stoic with an idealist - in reality, a well-trained Stoic is not that at all, but the ultimate realist.
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Stoic Community’s Understanding of Transgender Issues Still has Ways to Go
June 1, 2017
Years after my YouTube presentation on Stoicism as a coping mechanism for trans-folk - there is much that the Stoic community doesn't understand about trans-folk and about how our noble philosophy applies to the situation of trans-folk.
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Complex Situations and the Locus of Control
May 18, 2017
Even in situations that tempt you to focus on factors you don't directly control, you can learn to spot the factors in the equation that are firmly in your control.
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Epictetus Illustrates Dichotomy of Control in the Bathhouse
May 11, 2017
If you think it violates Stoicism to even attempt a change in the world - the Enchiridion of Epictetus includes a clear illustration of why that isn't so.
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FAQ: Ascesis – doesn’t that mean depriving myself of something?
April 2, 2017
No. While ascesis can indeed involve self-deprivation, and every Stoic makes some ascetic use of self-deprivation, the definition of ascesis doesn't inherently include deprivation of any kind.
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Meta-Ascetic Journaling – What it Means and Why Do it
March 27, 2017
In the effort to neurodiversify Stoicism, a meta-ascetic journal can be a great tool for Stoics to help themselves and one another discover the ascetic regimens that best fit them.
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