Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Wales, UK
Jon Brooks is the creator of The Stoic Handbook and the co-owner of HighExistence. He is passionate about how innovative scientific learning methods can be combined with the practice of Stoicism.
Nov
24
Never Sacrifice Integrity for Wealth

Never Sacrifice Integrity for Wealth

Chapter 24 / 53: Here the Stoic master Epictetus gives five potent arguments against the mindless pursuit of status and wealth.
3 min read
Nov
16
Stoic Evening Reflection Meditations

Stoic Evening Reflection Meditations

A resource page of guided Stoic evening reflections.
2 min read
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