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On the Porch with the Stoics: Seneca

On the Porch with the Stoics: Seneca

We’ve taken a quick tour of Stoicism and heard from the likes of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca. Today, we end this series with Seneca’s piece that has been titled over the millennia, “On the Shortness of Life.” The piece is a strident call to action. Truly, it’s about seizing the day like no other written work.

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Moments: 6th-Story Wave

Moments: 6th-Story Wave

A Washington, D.C. story from the 5th and 6th floors on Eye Street…

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On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Will

You’ve heard in the prior episodes about the first two disciplines that the Stoics practiced: the disciplines of perception and of action. Today, we hear about the third discipline–the discipline of will.  Our clearest examples come from the trials and tribulations of war and great loss which we will hear about today. But we’ll learn that the crucible of war is not the only time to pull out this discipline from our old friends, the Stoics. It’s a daily practice. This discipline of will requires that we answer the question, “How do we govern ourselves in a world that isn’t always happy and fair? How do we reconcile the externals and internals–those things within our control and those things outside our control. This discipline is about our character and how we define ourselves.

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Moments: Crayolas…and Peace?

Moments: Crayolas…and Peace?

Crayons seem to be the lifeblood of our childhood. But what about now?

Listen in to Hooray Weekly and Lee Ann for a moment…Go back for a second. See and smell all your crayons spilled upon the floor. What was your favorite crayon in the box of 64?    Continue Reading

On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Action

With the discipline of action, our ancient friends remind us that the way to live a happy and productive life is to make a habit of doing good.

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On the Porch with the Stoics: Discipline of Perception

Are you in the habit of seeing things and people as they are or do you attach a story to everything and everyone you see?  If you’re honest, (and we all need to be!) most of us are in the habit of poor perception and faulty thinking/logic. We have endless reels that are playing in the background that distort almost every interaction…and we wonder why we suffer!   Continue Reading

Moments: Itsy Bitsy

Moments: Itsy Bitsy

A composting bin, spider, rain, persistence and sunshine. What weaves them together? Listen in and find out!

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You Are All That: Creating a Great Life with Affirmations

Thanks to all who have made this first week of the book launch so special, meaningful and successful!  My hat is off to you and my gratitude is immense.

With love and Hooray,

Lee Ann

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On the Porch with New Friends: the Stoics

This week and for the next few weeks, unless for some reason I’m side-tracked, let’s sip some lemonade on the porch with some ancients…who are in fact, quite modern. These guys are the Stoics.

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Moments: Enzo

Moments: Enzo

Some moments are so precious they leave an imprint on you for life.  This moment is a collection of moments–really, two years worth. As of this week, Enzo, the greyhound, our wonder-boy and beautiful soul has been with our family for two years.  Join Lee Ann as she talks about Enzo and her wish for a better self and kinder world.

No Shortcuts Here

No Shortcuts Here

Nothing worth having can be had quickly.  Life is not something to be cheapened with tricks or second-rate dabbling.  We are all prone to want to get to the goal or end point as fast and efficiently as possible.  But is a life worth living to be traveled the same way that we manage to manipulate a paperclip into many different uses?  Hacking our way through our days is a disservice to our lives. Mastering life and living is a much different concept to Lee Ann than is our current market bent toward “life hacks” and “life hacking.”

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Keeping Your Internal House in Order

 

Keeping the clutter and icky chatter from your (internal) home can be tough.  That’s why today’s conversation is a no-brainer addition to plucking out and replacing the negative in our minds.  Our forebears and favorite coaches have left us with inspiring words.  Let’s put them to good use!  Sprinkle words of wisdom into your day and find more positive thoughts flooding your mind.   Continue Reading

Happy is an Inside Job

Happy is an Inside Job

To live a good and happy life, the Cherokee elder warns his grandchild to feed the “good wolf”.  And Jesus gives us the Beatitudes as a marvelous template for how to feed our better selves (the good wolf).   Continue Reading

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