All posts tagged: Stoicism

Rainy Day Ramblings

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My blog has been badly neglected over the past month or so. Creativity bootcamp finished up at the end of October and while I miss the constant interaction with the lovely bunch of creative, innovative and talented folk who took part, I am finding that a break from social media and the internet is doing me good. I enjoyed the bootcamp immensely and have made some wonderful connections that are blossoming into friendships outside of […]

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Hello, it’s been a while. I’m a week into Creativity Bootcamp hosted by That Curious Love of Green and am enjoying the experience immensely. I have recently fallen from my stoicism bandwagon and have been very hard on myself about my lack of commitment. So yeah, I did what any reason and sane person might do. Jumped into a new commitment! A commitment that asked for two daily actions, one was daily journaling and the other […]

Summer Days

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It’s hard to believe that the school holidays are drawing to a close. The days seemed to roll into weeks and the weeks just disappeared and didn’t even have the manners to leave behind memories of sun soaked hours! This has been my busiest summer since the arrival of my first-born almost 14 years ago. I was fortunate enough to have work during the summer months for the first time since I started working in […]

The Good Life

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Everytime I read a new chapter of Stoicism and The Art of Happiness by Donald Robertson I smile to myself. The ancient stoics were on a journey to reach eudaimonia or in lay mans (womans) terms the good life. For them being wise and a good person was both necessary and sufficient to enjoy a good life. For some reason everytime I read the ‘good life’ I am constantly reminded of the TV comedy that […]

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 […]

Morning Musings

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Good morning and welcome to those of you who are new. This morning I am sitting in my new space, gazing out the window and listening to the birds sing. The house is extremely still and quiet and I am just enjoying the moment. Virginia Woolf was right about having a room of your own! There’s something lovely about opening a door to room of your own. I have managed to furnish my little hideaway […]