After a short hiatus Stoic Sundays is back! This week I challenged myself to a feat of national proportions – applying for a work visa at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. I’ve alluded to traffic as being a great place to practice Stoic reflection, and crossing the border struck me as another excellent venue to practice … Continue reading Crossing the border
We are creatures of habit, as they say. One of the most habitual things is our tendency to choose a dominant hand for writing, eating, in general doing day to day things. Not everyone is ambidextrous! For our challenge this Sunday, we chose to use our non-dominant hand for all of our normal daily activities (special credit … Continue reading What breaking habits can do for you
We all do it. Something doesn’t quite go the way we want it to, and we get frustrated. Frustration then leads to the next opportunity to complain to a friend, siblings, then even a stranger… Stoic philosophy says that negative emotions arise from expectations not being met. For example, you’re heading to work today as usual … Continue reading A week long challenge: calming expectations
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.