Stoic Week 2017

Soon it's Stoic Week! (by This year's theme is "Self-Renewal: A Journey into Stoicism". "Stoic Week consists of seven chapters, one for each day of the week. It gives you an opportunity to join thousands of other participants around the world as they learn to apply Stoic concepts and techniques in their daily lives. " [...]

How to deal with shit

When in trouble and not sure what to do, consult this list.     “When you're in a Slump,you're not in for much fun.Un-slumping yourselfis not easily done.”― Dr. Seuss   To avoid falling into a slump or to get out of one, you need to know how to deal with shit.         [...]

Why not love _this_ life?

Is this you? Are you always searching for a new thing? Is there a new book/system out that will supercharge your life, make you become more this or less that? Is there a new idea that will give an explosive start to your journey to lasting happiness? When faced with a choice to either do [...]

Enchiridion by Epictetus, chapter 3 – Your favorite cup may break

With regard to whatever objects give you delight, are useful, or are deeply loved, remember to tell yourself of what general nature they are, beginning from the most insignificant things. If, for example, you are fond of a specific ceramic cup, remind yourself that it is only ceramic cups in general of which you are [...]

How (not) to deal with annoyance

Goes without saying but I still say: inevitably you will get annoyed and angry. As much I'd love you to have your way, the things are not going to always work for you. People have different preferences, goals and desires. Their habits and communication styles vary. Some are sensitive, others need things to be told loud [...]


A script on how to deal with worry Notice that you are worrying. Ask: "Is this worry justified? What is the threat? Is the threat real? Am I seeing it objectively?" NOT JUSTIFIED Let the worry go. JUSTIFIED Ask: "Is there an aspect of the thing I am worrying about that is under my control?" [...]

Early in the morning

Let Marcus help you whenever you feel like hitting the snooze-button, or complaining about your part in this world. At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: "I have to go to work—as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was [...]

Stoic Morning Meditation

Follow the script to meditate at daybreak. This is based on the audio files shared by Stoicism Today, read by Donald Robertson who is also the author of the book called "Stoicism and the Art of Happiness", which includes a lot of Stoic exercises. Just grab your coffee-mug and sit upright with dignity, on a chair [...]