Get your armchairs ready, today’s post is a bit philosophical. However, it ties into those ongoing, long-term challenges in our lives and we hope to those in your life too. We’ll be questioning the age-old question of “why do bad things happen to good people”? In Stoic Philosophy this question itself would be considered a fallacy. … Continue reading Why bad things can’t happen to good people
Humans struggle with a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation – we get used to what we have and want more (aside: this is one of several interesting behaviours that fall under the realm of Behavioural Science – check out Min’s BehavLab blog on that here!). Stoicism attempts to counter this problem by resetting our expectations through … Continue reading Internet Detox
We’ve got aching feet as we write this week’s post. For our challenge today we decided to go a day without sitting. We take for granted the amount of sitting we typically do in a day – in some ways it’s been refreshing to have a day long stretch. In fact, many health studies have … Continue reading Taking a stand
We’ve all been there – a stack of emails plagues your inbox, a daunting paper or report hangs over your head, or maybe the walls need to be repainted and are staring you in the face. Procrastination is a difficult habit to kick and takes many forms – even writing a blog post on a … Continue reading I’ll do it this afternoon!
Brought to you in the glory of HD video – today’s Stoic challenge was one of Seneca’s favourites and a classic in voluntary discomfort. We went for a barefoot walk. This challenge offers discomfort for the sake of being better able to endure discomfort. We brought along a split view camera to provide commentary throughout. … Continue reading Barefooting it
Today we’re having a hazy, hangry Sunday, as we’ve embarked upon a 24 hour fast. That means we started fasting after dinner last night, and are restricting ourselves to only drinking water until we cross the 24 hour mark this evening. 8:00 AM – This is going to be fun! 11:00 AM – Atypical bickering begins … Continue reading Hanger Management
Today we’re dealing with the too-taboo topic of death. This one’s not for everyone, but the Stoics recommended that we contemplate death often. In particular, they recommend that we contemplate our own death and that of those who are most important to us. If this topic makes you squeamish or uneasy… …it’s only because we’ve come to somehow … Continue reading Visualizing Death: A surprising tool for positivity
Welcome to Stoic Sundays! This site is a chronicle as we, Greg and Min, try to become more resilient through the practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy that was popular during the Roman Empire, and is gaining modern popularity, notably among entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss. Stoicism values the use of rational thinking to overcome negative emotions and … Continue reading Our Stoic journey ahead.