About Change (Part 1) 

ABOUT CHANGE JUAN PEREZ Heraclitus dared to share with us one of the most important pieces of proven thought available in the business world: “Change is the only constant in life”. However, entrepreneurs and businessmen (and women), seek to live a life filled with certainty and effective risk management. I’ve seen, in many years of […]

Welcome to The Agora 

WELCOME TO THE AGORA JUAN PEREZ Since ancient times, humans have interacted between each other for various purposes. These purposes have varied depending on the different needs presented with each cultural development across history. Nonetheless, trading and doing business have become an essential part of understanding human nature, and companies (and the way they do […]

Tribute to Albert Ellis: Stoicism as the Root of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

TRIBUTE TO ALBERT ELLIS: STOICISM & CBT DAVID ALEXANDER https://youtu.be/XEH71M0E3qAAlbert Ellis was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Ellis wrote about how he was influenced by Stoic Philosophers and his theory underlying REBT continues to influence the modern practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Ellis was the first author who formally introduced me […]

The Hopeful Wisdom of Edith Eger

THE HOPEFUL WISDOM OF EDITH EGER SHARON LEBELL https://youtu.be/OlgfMbAgBqsOne of my cherished teachers is Edith Eger. Like Viktor Frankl, Dr. Eger lived through unspeakably degrading conditions during the Holocaust and came to the conclusion that the will to meaning is redemptive. After a childhood of bearing witness to evil and relentless death, she built an […]

8. A Gnostic Dream

A Gnostic Dream I. A gnostic dream I dream tonight,Which guides my quill toward the lightAnd lifts my soul in fancy flight,This gnostic dream I dream tonight. II. And I have heard on down the vineThat dreams as these can bend the mind,Can whisper truths so seldom heardAnd tell sweet tales of those who shine. […]

My Journey to Stoicism (Part IV)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part IV of my journey to understanding Stoicism, I talk about how Stoicism led me to studying Jungian Psychology and what Stoicism means to me.

My Journey to Stoicism (Part III)

My journey to Stoicism started during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part III of my journey to understanding Stoicism, I talk about the pre-stoics, Socrates and Plato.

Seneca: The Sage and The Shadow

I have once again been inspired by one of the Walled Garden meet-ups and had some thoughts regarding Simon Drew’s Ode to Seneca from June 30th, 2022. Is Seneca a Sage? How can we make sense of the life of an artist and the wisdom of their work?

Ode to Seneca: A Tribute to My Guiding Sage

ODE TO SENECA: A TRIBUTE TO MY GUIDING SAGE ABOUT THE EVENT Of all the teachers who have set my soul on fire, Lucius Annaeus Seneca remains nearest to my heart. An acclaimed (and at times infamous) Roman playwright, orator, philosopher, and advisor to the emperor Nero, Seneca’s writings have stood the test of time […]