Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (2019), featured in Forge, The Guardian. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002Q2WSPA

Ancient Philosophy as a Therapy for Violent Passions

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Three Easy Steps to Wisdom in the Face of Adversity

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What did the Stoic emperor actually read?

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In his love of ancient literature he was second to no man, Roman or Greek…


Against being unemotional and the case for a “Passionate Stoicism”

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Public domain photograph. Modified by author. Courtesy of Photofunia.


Exploring the Historic Ruins in Athens

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Ruins in Akadimia Platonos Park. Photo by author. Public domain.

“What happened to it?”, people ask, “Where was it located?” and “Does Plato’s Academy still exist?”



Soldiering as a Philosophy of Life in Stoicism

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Marcus was literally engaged in warfare, in a foreign land, when he wrote this.


How the First US President was Influenced by the Stoics

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How to do psychotherapy with a Roman Emperor

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Indeed, the word Marcus uses here in Greek is therapeia — there’s no question that it means therapy.


Socratic Questioning, Stoicism and a Return to Virtue Ethics

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One woman turned to a reporter and said excitedly: “We should all go in, get them, and teach them a lesson.”

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