Episode 8 – Stoicism with Donald Robertson

On today’s show, I talk with Donald Robertson, the co-founder of Modern Stoicism and the author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.  Robertson is an expert on both ancient Stoicism and the modern psychotherapy that evolved from Stoicism called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Robertson goes in-depth on the life of the Roman Stoic and Emperor Marcus Aurelius and the lessons we can learn from his life and philosophical practices.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is Stoicism
  • Why Stoicism is so popular today
  • What to do if your girlfriend or boyfriend dumps you
  • How to build resilience
  • The Stoic view on the pursuit of wealth
  • How to deal with negative emotions like anger, envy and anxiety
  • How to calm your mind and emotions
  • How to apply Stoic principles to achieve The Good Life

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