Stance is Everything

There is no greater treasure than to be loved truly for who you truly are. And to be thus loved for who you truly are, one of course has to have the courage to be vulnerable enough to let people see who you really are.

What is Love? (Part 2)

This article is a follow up to an idea I have been exploring through reading Jungian psychology, writing poetry (What Is Love? (Part 1): ), and conversation that have come up through Walled Garden meet-ups (Particularly Stoicon X Midwest and Josh Bertolotti’s Friday book club meet-up). Love is a concept that is not well […]

Sports, Virtue and Stoicism

SPORTS, VIRTUE & STOICISM WITH WILLIAM O. STEPHENS & NICK DAVIS WHAT TO EXPECT Professor, philosopher and scholar of Stoicism William O. Stephens speaks with recently graduated football coach and Stoic practitioner Nick Davis about the analogy between team sports and the ethical/theological ideas found in Stoicism.  Learn more about Professor William O. Stephens: […]

Most Intimate

MOST INTIMATE ROCCO JARMAN we imagine all along, that our lives and our circumstancesconspire to undo us, when in fact, they conspire to help us in every way, to become.“The secret of tension is transformation.” Rocco Jarman LOOKING TO THE WEST the great wheel at last,is turning in the heavens and is turning also in […]

Human Self-Carriage with Nona Maiorano

HUMAN SELF-CARRIAGE WITH NONA MAIORANO WHAT TO EXPECT Elite dressage coach and Stoic practitioner Nona Maiorano joins Simon Drew to discuss the idea of Human Self-Carriage, which describes the state of flow that can exist when we remove the two things that get in the way: agenda and ego. Nona is also a host at […]

The King and The Queen

David collects together a few ideas that have been coming together from his reading and personal work on understanding mythology and archetypes.


EXHAUSTED Night after night,I came to you in prayer,Begging that you might give unto meA poem, or an insight, or a wise whisper.  Night after night, You guided me,And you gave me what I asked for,Even though I knew in my heart of heartsThat you had already given me all I needed. You exhausted me until […]