What does it mean to be a good parent in the philosophical sense? What does it mean to transcend in the way that Viktor Frankl envisioned after surviving the Holocaust? How can you learn to care wisely as the ancient Stoics intended?
These disparate questions have a common thread. Brittany Polat. An author, PhD holder and mental health advocate, Brittany has amazing insight into Stoic philosophy and it was wonderful to chat to her about how to build a path to eudaimonia (flourishing).
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In the school of Stoicism, the three most famous figures are usually cited as the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. While Marcus and Seneca climbed to the summit of Roman society, Epictetus came from a world of slaves and unknowns and turned Stoicism into a way of life for himself and his students.
There’s a lot of great information out there on Epictetus and Michael Tremblay is keen to add to the conversation. In this interview, Michael dives into looking at Epictetus through a new lens, the joys of Stoic exercise and tackling how to be a philosophical consultant.
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If you’re a copywriter like me or someone who’s thinking of writing professionally, it’s easy to think of yourself as just a writer. You’re not. You’re a business owner. Someone who’s got to think about marketing, accounting, networking, partnering and all the other stuff business owners have to do to pay the bills.
Shifting your mindset from writer to writer AND business owner was the topic of The Copywriting Club’s Flip The Switch webinar. Hosted by Rob Marsh and Kira Hug, the webinar went over five critical moves you need to make to build a successful copywriting business.
Great advice and great writing philosophy followed.
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Graphic design, like all forms of creativity, is a subjective experience viewed through multiple perspectives. For Caitlin McEvoy, it’s a source of positive mental health, therapy and an opportunity to flex her creative muscles.
Stoic Athenaeum spoke to Caitlin about her freelance experiences, the nature of creativity and mental health and her personal philosophy.
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