• Being Stoic In The Time Of Covid-19
    Philosophy

    Being Stoic In The Time Of Covid-19

    For days, my world was still. Time seemed slow, the streets were empty, and there were no traces of the frenzy of my modern-day life. What’s more, the skies were crispy blue and clear in the morning and were filled with twinkling stars at night. Mother Earth was healing herself, and these past few days reminded me of the yesteryear and my days of innocence. But, behind the stillness, nostalgia, and zen, the threat of Covid-19 continues to terrorize the hearts of millions of people worldwide.  Truthfully, I thought that the world was going on a downward spiral.  Death, after all, lurked in every corner, and humanity seems to be on…

  • Travel

    How The Mountains Are Secretly Teaching Us Stoicism

    An overactive imagination can be both a blessing and a curse.  On the bright side, my imagination can spin a thousand of beautiful scenarios and visualize infinite possibilities in mere seconds. Even when I’m isolated in a cold and dark room, there’s never a dull or boring moment with my playful imagination.  While it often fills my mind with colors and positive energy, it can also pave the road to over thinking and anxiety. And, I had been dealing with anxiety, my entire life, creating conspiracies and imagining bloody scenarios. But, anxiety vanished slowly when I began traveling and hiking. Then, I learned the ultimate vaccine to anxiety: Stoicism. The…