Teaching Kids Stoicism through Fables: “A Dog Who Follows Gladly”

Teaching children about Stoicism can be challenging. Luckliy for us, Phil Van Treuren has create a fable series about stoic principles, that can be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike. In this book review we will take a closer look at the second entry in the stoic fables series: “A Dog who Follows Gladly”. Stoicism […]

The Ultimate Way to Teach Your Kids About Stoic Philosophy – Stoic Fables!

Book Review: “The Stock Horse and the Stable Cat” In a world full of distractions and complexities, teaching children timeless life lessons can be a challenging task. Luckily for us, “The Stock Horse and the Stable Cat” by Phil Van Treuren offers an creative solution to this predicament. Through stunning illustrations and simple prose, this […]

Quick Review: Discipline is Destiny by Ryan Holiday

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” This advice, imparted by the Stoic philosopher Seneca, to the Roman leaders he counseled, raises important questions: Are we truly free if we cannot control our impulses or find the energy to fulfill our responsibilities? Conversely, can we consider ourselves free if our ambition […]

Quick Review: Letters From a Stoic by Seneca

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing no wind is favorable.” – Seneca Do you have a philosophy of life? If not, then the Stoics can provide a great foundation for you to build upon. A philosophy of life can protect us from the whims, vices, and “flavor of the day”-type […]

Book Review: A Guide to The Good Life by William Irvine.

Few books have impacted my life to the same degree as A Guide to the Good Life. It takes Stoic philosophy and translates it into practical tips for how to improve your overall psychological well-being. The right book at the right time. I discovered this book early in my reading career and it introduced me to […]

Quick Review: Courage Under Fire by James Stockdale

Courage Under Fire is American fighter pilot James Stockdale’s account of how he survived years of torture and isolation as a prisoner of war in Vietnam by applying ideas from stoic philosophy. One book that changed everything. James Stockdale was a war pilot who found the philosophical life at 38–and through it he found his […]

Book Notes on Aging and Dying

Nothing last forever. Here are a few great notes on aging from my reading the last couple of years. Memento Mori. 📝 “By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.” – Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature 📝 “No one set value on time. All use […]

This Years Obsession Reveals itself!

For me each year comes with it’s own discoveries and obsessions! 2015 it was Stoicism. 2016 was filled with New Age and miscellaneous woo woo books. (Eckhart Tolle, Bhagavad Gita, Spiral dynamics etc..) 2017 was the year of Buddhist teachings. (Siddhartha, Beginners Mind, Hardcore Zen, Marathon Monks etc..) 2018 looks like it’s going to be […]

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