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When my brother got married this year, he and his girlfriend decided to celebrate with a Rockabilly-inspired party. This set the tone for the whole wedding, and everyone who attended knew in which direction the party would go. The defined theme of the party helped me make the appropriate choice for the dress – I …

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How committed are you? To live your dream life, have your dream relationship, and the running goals you want to achieve? If you constantly think about running goals you’d like to achieve but find yourself giving up before reaching them; you are unwilling to make the sacrifices required to attain them. You are not willing …

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I don’t remember the first time I cried during a run. Maybe it was on those lonely plantations in South Africa, where the only sound that overlayed my inner voice was the cry of an unknown bird. When I just started running, and didn’t know how it would shape my character and life. Maybe it …

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“Long-distance running is 90% mental, and the other half is physical.” – Rich Davies While physical health and stamina are critical if you want to run 50 miles, 100 miles, and more, the limiting factors for many people are their character, daily habits, and the relationship they have with their mind. Mental training should be …

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What is it like to live like a Stoic philosopher? To follow their practices? To entertain thoughts that lead to a more peaceful and happy life? If you want to find out but don’t know where or how to get started, then Stoic Week might be for you. Organized by the team of Modern Stoicism, …

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During the past year, I have become increasingly interested in stoicism and have been trying to adopt it as a day-to-day philosophy. What is stoicism? It is a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens around 304 BC. It centers around the idea that external events are not what makes us happy …

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