Seneca was an influential and often quoted philosopher to Stoicism. Seneca was born in 4 B.C. in Cordoba, Hispania (modern-day Spain). Known as Seneca the Younger and Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Senaca, later raised in Rome, was a pivotal teacher and … Read the rest “Who was Seneca?”
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Kiwi company Sharesies has created an almost zero barrier method of investing for New Zealanders. … Read the rest “Sharesies – everything you need to know”
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor covers the life of Marcus Aurelius in a unique and entertaining way of introducing and exploring a number of key Stoic principles in practice.
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What can a 2,000 year old philosophy do to help us thrive in the 21st century? Stoicism is a very practical way of thinking with a number of techniques that can not only help us cope, but help us thrive
Is our mind the greatest story teller?
Our minds seem to work on stories either via replay (he said, she said, and then this) or predictive stories. Our storytelling is largely based on emotion, rarely logical and largely perception biased. … Read the rest “Rumination”
The map is not the territory was presented as a presupposition of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) on a recent course. The term was for some reason, the trickiest of the presuppositions to grasp in a practical way. Step one was understanding … Read the rest “The map is not the territory”
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughtsMarcus Aurelius
Thoughts such as anger, resentment and frustration set our mental filter, distorting our perception and increasing whatever feeling is boiling away. That moment of road-rage is … Read the rest “Guard the quality of your thoughts”
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable
As events unfold without a direction or goal, how would we know if we are moving forwards, backwards or sideways? Seneca reminds us that without … Read the rest “Goals and Values”
Reading How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson and came across this advice from Diogenes which resonated with me as I continue on my journey to become a better writer. You can also check my fuller review … Read the rest “Ancient advice for improving Bloggers”
If you haven’t worked your way through the print version yet, great news! How to Think Like a Roman Emperor is available as an audio-book, have to say hearing the Scottish accent suits the book completely.
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Seeing a recent Tweet from Mick Jagger brought a smile to my face as I recall a great first introduction to The Four Noble Truths. Without the right understanding, Buddhism can be interpreted in a very negative and incapacitating way. … Read the rest “Nobler than Mick”
This particular Alan Watts quote is close to me, it is far too easy to take life too seriously, perhaps we should approach each situation with curiosity and humour. Often we perceive the wise as serious, the wisest people I … Read the rest “Humor”
A reminder that often listening, observing and contemplating is the correct action. How are we to learn if we always speak. When situations arise, often the ‘season for silence’ allows us to gather the right amount of knowledge and take … Read the rest “Listening”
New Zealand has undoubtedly been touched by a deeply traumatic event. The events have brought to light the viral and seemingly uncontrollable nature of social media platforms. Amongst this, there is an obvious ‘call to account’ for those running social … Read the rest “Responsibility”
What is the difference between mental illness and mental health?
I had the pleasure of attending a recent workshop and one of the first topics brought up was the concept of mental illness versus mental health. Surprisingly often used interchangeably … Read the rest “Mental Health and Mental Illness”