Posts tagged 'Stoicism'

Practice and the Real Thing

One of the practices of the Stoic philosophy is negative visualization. The idea is to think through a possible unpleasant situation while everything is still fine. Thinking the situation through in great detail and in particular, what you would do, allows you to be prepared. While we hope for the …

Caring Too Much

Back in 2013, I was the lead operations engineer for a shutdown event. It was not a full unit turnaround, however it did involve replacing the unit's reactors, which had been in operation since the unit was first built nearly 50 years ago, with new ones. On top of that …

Thanks to The Practical Stoic Podcast

I would like to thank Simon Drew, for producing The Practical Stoic Podcast. Simon has been producing three episodes a week and has over 200 episodes now. He makes a very clear and patient presentation of many aspects of modern stoicism including lots of advice.

If you are curious about …

Another Thrilling Chapter

As mentioned previously, I am taking part in an SMRT1 course. One of the discussions was around being more mindful of each moment and in particular how we are reacting to various situations.

One course participant mentioned that they are always thinking of getting the current (unpleasant) experience over …

Recommendation: SMRT

Stoic and Mindfulness Resilience Training (SMRT) is a free online course organised by the Modern Stoicism team. It combines the ancient philosophy of Stoicism with practices from modern psychotherapy. I found it very useful last year and have signed up again this year.

What is Drama?

That is when people worry about each other instead of what they are doing.

That was a quote from Sunday Stoic episode 71 (2018-07-08).

I had never thought of it that way before.

Thanks to Mary Miller and the Sunday Stoic.