All posts tagged: Acceptance

Tiny little update

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Hello and welcome to those of you who are new to the blog. Just a tiny little update on how practising stoicism is going for me this week. Quite good really. How do I know? Well, when I was confronted by an overzealous mammy subtly  letting me know that my commitment to motherhood in no way reached the dizzying heights of hers I calmly smiled, nodded and mentally checked my to do list while she wittered […]

Practicing Stoicism in downtown rural Ireland!

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Good evening all. Just thought I’d let you know how acceptance and self-control are going for me. Actively acknowledging that some things are out of my control has made a huge impact on my day-to-day living. I no longer spend huge amounts of time obsessing over what I’ve said and how I’ve said it and how someone might interpret it. I can only be responsible for myself and my own thoughts and actions. I’m aware that […]

My Adventures in Stoicism

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To stay tucked up in bed reading and listening to the wind whistle through the trees or get up and get the day started, that was the question. The answer? I got up and jumped straight into the day. I did have a lovely cup of tea in bed first while reading a chapter or two of Donald Robertson’s book Stoicism and the Art of Happiness. What is Stoicism? A philosophical tradition founded in Athens by […]