Nonviolent Communication and Stoicism

This article blends and compares Stoicism with a “Needs pie” discussed by a popular Nonviolent Communication teacher Marianne Van Dijk, who’s YouTube channel is called “Cup of Empathy”. The one pictured is my own rendition, but all the words and lay out are the same. I find this Pie a useful cognitive exploration of hardContinue reading “Nonviolent Communication and Stoicism”

Interview with Rob Colter: Stoic education in Prisons

“The wise man will not pardon any crime that ought to be punished, but he will accomplish, in a nobler way, all that is sought in pardoning. He will spare some and watch over some, because of their youth, and others on account of their ignorance. His clemency will not fall short of justice, but will fulfill it perfectly.” – Seneca I askedContinue reading “Interview with Rob Colter: Stoic education in Prisons”

Notes from Seneca’s “On Benefits”

Seneca’s works have been poured over by many, and his popularity only grows in modern times, the information age. One of his least mentioned works, because it doesn’t provide relief for the wary, or focus during hardship, but is nonetheless an important Stoic text on how to live virtuously, is his book “On Benefits”. ThisContinue reading “Notes from Seneca’s “On Benefits””

10 Reasons to Study Stoicism

Stoicism has done me wonders this year. The shift in focus has lead to a distinct direction that no matter what craziness life has thrown at me this year, I have remained in that direction. And so, I decided to write you 10 Reasons To Study Stoicism. 1. Pursuing your most virtuous self leads toContinue reading “10 Reasons to Study Stoicism”