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

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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
Mar
22
My Insanely Productive Stoic Morning Routine

My Insanely Productive Stoic Morning Routine

In this article, you will learn how to begin each day as a modern Stoic, infusing your psyche with powerful principles to maximise your productivity and peace of mind.
3 min read
Mar
15
How Stoics Sympathise with Others

How Stoics Sympathise with Others

Chapter 16 / 53: Stoics often get this unfair reputation for being cold and lacking in compassion. This is less to do with Stoic philosophy, however, and more to do with the misinterpretation of Stoic principles.
2 min read
Feb
15
How to Gain the Powers of a Stoic God

How to Gain the Powers of a Stoic God

Chapter 15 / 53: The three levels of restraint include enslavement, wisdom, and divinity. This post explores the analogy Epictetus gives his student to go through the entire process.
2 min read
Jan
12
Impossible Desires Cause Disappointment

Impossible Desires Cause Disappointment

Chapter 14 / 53: There are two main types of negative desires: "impossible desires" and "slave desires." This post explores how to avoid each one.
3 min read