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How to Act with Reservation (Reserve Clause) (Stoic Lesson #31)

When it comes to your activities, are you "placing all of your eggs in the Outcome basket"?

In...

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How to Do Whatever 'Political' Good You Can (Stoic Lesson #30)

Are you doing whatever you can to help your 'polis'? That's the question the Painted Porch Team...

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How to Journal like a Stoic (Stoic Lesson #29)

Are you taking time to reflect on each day to celebrate, evaluate, and iterate? That's the focus...

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What would Marcus Aurelius Do? (Stoic Lesson #28)

How can you be reminded to stay on the virtuous path when the proverbial s**t hits the fan? Who...

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Communication is King

This week, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. We do so because he advocated tirelessly to change...

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How to Master Your Anger (Stoic Lesson #27)

Does anger occasionally get the better of you? Does it (to quote the Stoic, Seneca) "become your...

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How to Turn Difficulties into Opportunities (Stoic Lesson #26)

When it comes to adversity, do you view it as an Obstacle or a Worthy Challenge?

In Week 26's...

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How to Deal with Frustrating People (Stoic Lesson #25)

While the calendar may reflect a change to the year, the reality is that - without intentional...

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Premeditate on Encountering Difficult People (Stoic Lesson #24)

Ahhh, people. They're everywhere and, at least according to the Stoic Philosophy, we're meant to...

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