The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
Jon Brooks' weekly guide to Stoicism, trusted by 5,000 every week.

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Sep
06
The Dangers of Approval Seeking

The Dangers of Approval Seeking

Chapter 23/53: In this lesson, Epictetus highlights an important issue we can run into when we chase the approval of others.
2 min read
Jul
12
Stay on the Stoic Path

Stay on the Stoic Path

Enchiridion Chapter 22/53: In this lesson, Epictetus encourages us to stick on the Stoic path even when people try to knock us off.
2 min read
May
31
Keep Death In Mind

Keep Death In Mind

Chapter 21/53: In this article, Epictetus shares with us a very simple strategy to grow in courage, prevent misfortune, increase gratitude, and gain wisdom.
3 min read
May
17
Only Our Beliefs Can Harm Us

Only Our Beliefs Can Harm Us

Chapter 20/53: Epictetus shows us how to deal with insults and triggering social situations by first revealing how we are partly to blame for our suffering.
4 min read
May
03
The Origins of The Stoic Handbook (with Sketches)

The Origins of The Stoic Handbook (with Sketches)

Take a look at my original sketches that were the basis for what became The Stoic Handbook.
6 min read
Apr
27
The Stoic Cheat Sheet

The Stoic Cheat Sheet

In this first volume of the Stoic Handbook cheat sheets, you can read the essential wisdom of the first 5 chapters from Epictetus manual, as well as listen to companion audio reflections.
7 min read
Apr
24
Never Experience Defeat Again

Never Experience Defeat Again

Chapter 19 / 53: According to Epictetus, entering into contests that you can lose is a foolish thing to do. This post explains exactly what that means.
3 min read
Apr
15
All Bad Luck is Good Luck

All Bad Luck is Good Luck

Chapter 18 / 53: In Chapter 18 of the Enchiridion, Epictetus explains how we ought to think about "bad luck" signs, and whether anything can be truly unlucky.
1 min read
Mar
29
Life is a Movie, Just Play Your Role

Life is a Movie, Just Play Your Role

Chapter 17 / 53: So much in life depends on the luck we are dealt. We do not choose our genetics, our body, our brain, or our parents. How can we maintain peace of mind when so much of our life is outside of our control?
2 min read
Mar
22
My Insanely Productive Stoic Nighttime Review

My Insanely Productive Stoic Nighttime Review

The Stoics saw that virtue, wisdom, and excellence of character were the ingredients of a happy life. But they also acknowledged that these things don’t always come easy, and training is often required.
2 min read