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Your spot to get an understanding of Stoicism, it’s principles, history, and how I apply it to my daily life and work as a guiding beacon to keep me level, focused, and measured.


What is Stoicism?

The simplest answer?

A set of ethical values that helps us reach a virtuous life and a state of being marked by happiness, resilience, and peace of mind from doing good. These principles also help us avoid guilt, anger, jealousy, hatred, and other negative emotions through the avoidance of evil (more on this later).

A set of practices that teach us to reduce our stress and negative emotions by cultivating self-awareness, discipline, wisdom, and rationality. It also encourages us to align ourselves with nature.

A more detailed answer?

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.[1] The Stoics believed that the practice of virtue is enough to achieve eudaimonia: a well-lived life. The Stoics identified the path to achieving it with a life spent practicing the four virtues in everyday life: wisdom, courage, temperance or moderation, and justice, and living in accordance with nature. It was founded in the ancient Agora of Athens by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC.


4 Cardinal Virtues

The guiding principles, or ethical values, of Stoicism can be distilled into four cardinal virtues.  A Stoic believes they don’t control the world around them, only how they respond—and that they must always respond with courage, temperance, wisdom, and justice.


Our ability to see things as they are, free from bias, and prejudice.


Our ability to act in alignment with what we think is right, despite pressure not to.


Our capacity to behave in the interests of the common and wider good.


Our ability to exercise self restraint, self control, moderation, and discipline.


Stoic Jounral FAQ

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According to a study conducted by Harvard Business School, participants who journaled at the end of the day had a 25% increase in performance when compared with a control group who did not journal. As the researchers conclude, “Our results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: ‘We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.’

Stoic journaling can have numerous benefits for your daily life. By engaging in regular self-reflection and introspection, you develop a deeper understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This heightened self-awareness allows you to uncover patterns, identify areas for improvement, and make more informed choices aligned with your values. Stoic journaling also helps cultivate gratitude, resilience, and a sense of perspective. It provides a space to explore Stoic principles, such as the dichotomy of control, the impermanence of things, and the pursuit of virtue. Through consistent practice, journaling can become a powerful tool for personal growth and living a more tranquil and meaningful life.

Stoic journaling is a personal practice, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Find a routine and approach that works best for you. Allow the process to unfold naturally and trust that it will help you cultivate wisdom, resilience, and inner tranquility over time.


The most important thing is stick to it.

You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.

- Marcus Aurelius

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