As our Page-A-Day calendar turns to November, it’s time to release our 2022 Daily Stoic Gift Guide! This year we’ve expanded our offering to 13 amazing products you can pick up for your friends and family this holiday season, including our new Four Virtues Signet Ring.
To learn more about this handcrafted ring, our new premium leather edition of Meditations, and all the other great gifts, head over to our gift guide. The deadline for Christmas orders is Thursday December 15.
PASSAGE OF THE WEEK:
Today, think about how you might strengthen your soul. Search for ways to be kinder, more inclusive, and more open-minded. Build your spirit, like you would sculpt your body or fill your mind. You can be the light that you, yourself, sometimes need.
— This Is How You Strengthen Your Soul (Listen)
YOUTUBE TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:
In one of the all-time most watched videos on the Daily Stoic YouTube Channel, Ryan Holiday shared some of the rules and principles the one and only Marcus Aurelius lived by. One of those is to discard your anxiety. “This was something that I realized during the pandemic,” Ryan says,
Watch the full video: 9 Stoic Rules For A Better Life (From Marcus Aurelius)
PODCAST TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:
In a recent episode of the Daily Stoic podcast, Ryan Holiday spoke to Morgan Housel about storytelling, the various ways to define wealth and success, and the success of The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness (which has gone on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide) after…
Listen to the full episode: Morgan Housel on Building Wealth and Happiness (Podcast, YouTube)
WHAT RYAN HOLIDAY IS READING:
— Rick Rubin: In The Studio by Jake Brown
YOUR STOIC WEEKEND REMINDER:
Make beautiful choices.
Epictetus said that the root of beauty was beautiful choices. “If your choices are beautiful,” he said, “so too will you be.” It’s simple and it’s true. You are what your choices make you, nothing more and nothing less.
He was talking of true beautiful human behavior, one imagines, not of physical beauty. But actually, it applies to both. Beauty, in either case, can’t be separated from the process, the regiment that creates it. It takes exercise, it takes discipline, it takes sacrifice, it takes weeks and months and years. It’s the decision, day after day after day, to get out of bed early and go for a run. It’s how often you pick up the book instead of the television remote, the groceries instead of the fast food, the journal instead of the phone. It’s saying “no” to cool opportunities to “yes” to your kids.
So if you’d like to look and feel and be better, that gives you a good place to start—in your choices.
(For more on the rules Epictetus lived by, watch this video!)
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