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The ancient philosophy Stoicism has been called the Art Of Living. It is a practical philosophy that can bring improvement in all aspects of life. Live Stoic shows how to implement the practice of Stoicism into our lives and shows how we can bring our lifestyles to their fullest potential.

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The ancient philosophy Stoicism has been called the Art Of Living. It is a practical philosophy that can bring improvement in all aspects of life. Live Stoic shows how to implement the practice of Stoicism into our lives and shows how we can bring our lifestyles to their fullest potential.

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The ancient philosophy Stoicism has been called the Art Of Living. It is a practical philosophy that can bring improvement in all aspects of life. Live Stoic shows how to implement the practice of Stoicism into our lives and shows how we can bring our lifestyles to their fullest potential.

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Rank #1: LS ep 076 : On The Trials of Travel

Oct 02 2018
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In this letter Seneca writes about a transformation he had on travel that he made. Travel lets us reinvent ourselves again and again. We simply open our eyes and hearts and modification happens. When you travel with your eyes and your mind open, you recognize that you’re not the same individual you were when you […]

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Rank #2: LS ep 075 : On Quiet and Study

Sep 26 2018
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At the beginning of this letter, Seneca describes the aspect of noise as a distraction. He describes noisy sports events and street vendors of the day. The way he describes these can almost be like sports events, bars and street vendors of today. Despite differing causes of noise and distraction, to Seneca it is words […]

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Rank #3: LS ep 074 : On Vatia’s Villa

Sep 26 2018
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In this letter, Seneca goes into detail about the exterior of the house of one Vatae. He mentions that it is not where one lives that is important. “The place where one lives, however, can contribute little towards tranquillity; it is the mind which must make everything agreeable to itself. “ But he mentions something […]

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Rank #4: LS ep 073 : On Asthma and Death

Sep 21 2018
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Asthma is a severe disease associated with breathing. Asthma has drugs that are often used to reduce the symptoms of the attack but these drugs come with side effects in some people. The side effects may include shaking and sleeplessness. Always ensure you get your doctor’s approval before using any asthma drug or medication. Seneca […]

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Rank #5: LS ep 072 : On The Faults of the Spirit

Sep 17 2018
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Seneca starts of with a great story of a sea voyage he was taking. After some trials he was in a situation where he reflected on how the body gives us warning of what may be ailing us. This happens as illness or injury get worse and go untreated. When I finally calmed my stomach […]

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Rank #6: LS ep 071 : On Choosing Our Teachers

Sep 12 2018
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In this letter Seneca describes three kinds of people. The first are those who have made life for the fullest on their own with a minimum of help. These are people who may be called self made working from the ground up to achieve success. “Epicurus remarks that certain men have worked their way to […]

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Rank #7: LS ep 070 : On Baiae and Morals

Sep 09 2018
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According to Wikipedia Baiae was an ancient Roman town situated on the northwest shore of the Gulf of Naples, and now in the vicinity of Bacoli. It was a fashionable resort for centuries in antiquity, particularly towards the end of the Roman Republic, when it was reckoned as superior to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri by […]

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Rank #8: LS ep 069 : On Our Blindness and Its Cure

Sep 05 2018
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In this letter Seneca does not really talked literally about blindness but in the figurative sense. We are blind to the fact that we have limiting beliefs in what we can accomplish. We live lives of complacency refusing to leave our comfort zones. We are afflicted by anxiety of the unknown. We cannot let go […]

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Rank #9: LS ep 068 : On The Shortness of Life

Sep 02 2018
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One of the aspects of Stoicism is the finality of death, that death comes to everyone. It cannot be avoided and it comes to everyone. What Seneca writes that people waste their time on things that do not matter. Time is the most precious commodity and cannot be renewed. In other years time did not […]

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Rank #10: LS ep 067 : On The Quibbling of Philosophers

Aug 30 2018
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Two words representing two distinct concepts are found in this letter. One is quibbling and the other is counsel. Quibbling is defined as arguing or raising objections about a trivial matter. Seneca seems to write about how some philosophers quibble over matters and ideas that have no real importance or relevancy other than to hear […]

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Rank #11: LS ep 066 : On Master and Slave

Aug 26 2018
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Back in 2012 the great director Quentin Tarantino released the movie Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx.  The movie details how with the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave Django sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in the years before the American Civil War would erupt. During […]

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Rank #12: LS ep 065 : On A New Book By Lucilius

Aug 23 2018
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In reading this letter you would think that if Lucilius put his book on Amazon today Seneca would have given it a five star rating. Seneca raves at the book and the message it conveys. If people wanted to write a book in the past they would have had to present material before a publishing […]

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Rank #13: LS ep 064 : On Sophistical Argumentation

Aug 21 2018
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Sophistry is defined as he use of fallacious or false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. Sophism centuries ago meant making good arguments. As time has gone on the definition has gotten much worse. Today Sophisty is based on becoming invested in lies and falsehoods. The identity of certain individuals can be built on […]

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Rank #14: LS ep 063 : On Philosophy and Pedigrees

Aug 17 2018
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Pedigree is defined as the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family. Years ago the British Army maintained a practice called the purchase of commissions. The purchase of officer commissions was the paying of money to be made an officer in the cavalry and infantry regiments of the English and later British […]

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Rank #15: LS ep 062 : On The Relativity of Fame

Aug 14 2018
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When I read this letter, it reminds me of the book Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. As we gain fame, reputation and renown we must guard against this getting the best of us. We also run the risk of losing a bit of ourselves. I have worked in local government and have seen […]

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Rank #16: LS ep 061 : On Values

Aug 12 2018
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Shortly before the airing of this podcast episode came out an interesting story was in the news. The former video and rental giant Blockbuster had just recently closed two of it’s last three stores both in Alaska. One final store remains in Oregon. For years if you wanted quality entertainment one option was you would […]

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Rank #17: LS ep 060 : On The God Within Us

Aug 08 2018
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There is a branch of Stoicism called Physics that involved concepts of Cosmology and Theology.  Stoics were considered to be Pangeists which followed  a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God. As Massimo Pigliucci writes in his book How To Be A Stoic, Stoic physics was […]

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Rank #18: LS ep 059 : On The Proper Style of a Philosopher’s Discourse

Aug 06 2018
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Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” In this letter Seneca points out the importance in delivering a speech or a discourse so that the audience can understand this. He mentions that too rapid and […]

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Rank #19: LS ep 058 : On Noble Aspirations

Aug 03 2018
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Aspirations are defined as a hope or ambition of achieving something. Seneca writes in his letter that this can be a good thing. “But happy is the man who has given it this impulse toward better things! He will place himself beyond the jurisdiction of chance; he will wisely control prosperity; he will lessen adversity, […]

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Rank #20: LS ep 057 : On Quiet Conversation

Jul 31 2018
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Did you ever have a good conversation over a cup of coffee with someone? When you see the word quiet in the description of this letter, it reminds me about not being silent  but about filtering out unwanted noise. Seneca writes letters. In today’s day and age we have email and texting. We have more […]

Play Now

Rank #1: LS ep 076 : On The Trials of Travel

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In this letter Seneca writes about a transformation he had on travel that he made. Travel lets us reinvent ourselves again and again. We simply open our eyes and hearts and modification happens. When you travel with your eyes and your mind open, you recognize that you’re not the same individual you were when you […]

Oct 02 2018
13 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: LS ep 075 : On Quiet and Study

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Read more

At the beginning of this letter, Seneca describes the aspect of noise as a distraction. He describes noisy sports events and street vendors of the day. The way he describes these can almost be like sports events, bars and street vendors of today. Despite differing causes of noise and distraction, to Seneca it is words […]

Sep 26 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: LS ep 074 : On Vatia’s Villa

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In this letter, Seneca goes into detail about the exterior of the house of one Vatae. He mentions that it is not where one lives that is important. “The place where one lives, however, can contribute little towards tranquillity; it is the mind which must make everything agreeable to itself. “ But he mentions something […]

Sep 26 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: LS ep 073 : On Asthma and Death

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Asthma is a severe disease associated with breathing. Asthma has drugs that are often used to reduce the symptoms of the attack but these drugs come with side effects in some people. The side effects may include shaking and sleeplessness. Always ensure you get your doctor’s approval before using any asthma drug or medication. Seneca […]

Sep 21 2018
10 mins
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Rank #5: LS ep 072 : On The Faults of the Spirit

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Seneca starts of with a great story of a sea voyage he was taking. After some trials he was in a situation where he reflected on how the body gives us warning of what may be ailing us. This happens as illness or injury get worse and go untreated. When I finally calmed my stomach […]

Sep 17 2018
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: LS ep 071 : On Choosing Our Teachers

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Read more

In this letter Seneca describes three kinds of people. The first are those who have made life for the fullest on their own with a minimum of help. These are people who may be called self made working from the ground up to achieve success. “Epicurus remarks that certain men have worked their way to […]

Sep 12 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: LS ep 070 : On Baiae and Morals

Podcast cover
Read more

According to Wikipedia Baiae was an ancient Roman town situated on the northwest shore of the Gulf of Naples, and now in the vicinity of Bacoli. It was a fashionable resort for centuries in antiquity, particularly towards the end of the Roman Republic, when it was reckoned as superior to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri by […]

Sep 09 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: LS ep 069 : On Our Blindness and Its Cure

Podcast cover
Read more

In this letter Seneca does not really talked literally about blindness but in the figurative sense. We are blind to the fact that we have limiting beliefs in what we can accomplish. We live lives of complacency refusing to leave our comfort zones. We are afflicted by anxiety of the unknown. We cannot let go […]

Sep 05 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: LS ep 068 : On The Shortness of Life

Podcast cover
Read more

One of the aspects of Stoicism is the finality of death, that death comes to everyone. It cannot be avoided and it comes to everyone. What Seneca writes that people waste their time on things that do not matter. Time is the most precious commodity and cannot be renewed. In other years time did not […]

Sep 02 2018
17 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: LS ep 067 : On The Quibbling of Philosophers

Podcast cover
Read more

Two words representing two distinct concepts are found in this letter. One is quibbling and the other is counsel. Quibbling is defined as arguing or raising objections about a trivial matter. Seneca seems to write about how some philosophers quibble over matters and ideas that have no real importance or relevancy other than to hear […]

Aug 30 2018
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: LS ep 066 : On Master and Slave

Podcast cover
Read more

Back in 2012 the great director Quentin Tarantino released the movie Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx.  The movie details how with the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave Django sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in the years before the American Civil War would erupt. During […]

Aug 26 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: LS ep 065 : On A New Book By Lucilius

Podcast cover
Read more

In reading this letter you would think that if Lucilius put his book on Amazon today Seneca would have given it a five star rating. Seneca raves at the book and the message it conveys. If people wanted to write a book in the past they would have had to present material before a publishing […]

Aug 23 2018
11 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: LS ep 064 : On Sophistical Argumentation

Podcast cover
Read more

Sophistry is defined as he use of fallacious or false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. Sophism centuries ago meant making good arguments. As time has gone on the definition has gotten much worse. Today Sophisty is based on becoming invested in lies and falsehoods. The identity of certain individuals can be built on […]

Aug 21 2018
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: LS ep 063 : On Philosophy and Pedigrees

Podcast cover
Read more

Pedigree is defined as the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family. Years ago the British Army maintained a practice called the purchase of commissions. The purchase of officer commissions was the paying of money to be made an officer in the cavalry and infantry regiments of the English and later British […]

Aug 17 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: LS ep 062 : On The Relativity of Fame

Podcast cover
Read more

When I read this letter, it reminds me of the book Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. As we gain fame, reputation and renown we must guard against this getting the best of us. We also run the risk of losing a bit of ourselves. I have worked in local government and have seen […]

Aug 14 2018
10 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: LS ep 061 : On Values

Podcast cover
Read more

Shortly before the airing of this podcast episode came out an interesting story was in the news. The former video and rental giant Blockbuster had just recently closed two of it’s last three stores both in Alaska. One final store remains in Oregon. For years if you wanted quality entertainment one option was you would […]

Aug 12 2018
13 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: LS ep 060 : On The God Within Us

Podcast cover
Read more

There is a branch of Stoicism called Physics that involved concepts of Cosmology and Theology.  Stoics were considered to be Pangeists which followed  a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God. As Massimo Pigliucci writes in his book How To Be A Stoic, Stoic physics was […]

Aug 08 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: LS ep 059 : On The Proper Style of a Philosopher’s Discourse

Podcast cover
Read more

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” In this letter Seneca points out the importance in delivering a speech or a discourse so that the audience can understand this. He mentions that too rapid and […]

Aug 06 2018
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: LS ep 058 : On Noble Aspirations

Podcast cover
Read more

Aspirations are defined as a hope or ambition of achieving something. Seneca writes in his letter that this can be a good thing. “But happy is the man who has given it this impulse toward better things! He will place himself beyond the jurisdiction of chance; he will wisely control prosperity; he will lessen adversity, […]

Aug 03 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: LS ep 057 : On Quiet Conversation

Podcast cover
Read more

Did you ever have a good conversation over a cup of coffee with someone? When you see the word quiet in the description of this letter, it reminds me about not being silent  but about filtering out unwanted noise. Seneca writes letters. In today’s day and age we have email and texting. We have more […]

Jul 31 2018
11 mins
Play Now