SXW conference theme: #PathsToFlourishing 2021

A flourishing world is a better world. A flourishing individual helps create this better world. 

We can all choose a path to flourishing. 

Why paths to flourishing?

A flourishing world is a better world. A flourishing individual helps create this better world. 

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own path to a flourishing life. We are all responsible for our choices, our intentions, our thoughts, our actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose a path to flourishing. 

If you are reading this, you have either chosen Stoicism as your path, or you are curious about Stoic philosophy as a way of flourishing. Either way, we are happy to walk the path with you, together. 

As Stoic women, we lead the way by embracing what is essential to our own experience and to Stoicism itself: 

  • We are collaborators
  • We understand that we are wholly responsible for doing our work, for performing our roles in life, and for caring for others. 
  • We understand that, while our individual life dramas are important to us, they are inconsequential in the larger scheme of things.
  • We also know that we can’t expect the world to be without drama, so we get to work on our own happiness and, in that way, each of us, collectively, can all help create a better world. 

Our individual paths to Stoicism lead us all, collectively, to a life of flourishing. 

From a Stoic path comes flourishing, so let’s all choose our paths to flourishing. Let’s choose #PathsToFlourishing. This is what #StoicWomenAre.

Aga Animucka

On a personal level, I’ve found the philosophy has helped me to develop a better mental health routine for myself, given me a tool to manage my social anxiety and look for ways to be more thoughtful about the world and help the Common Good.

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Simon Drew

Heraclitus has taught me that there are some mysteries which are better discovered than learned, that poetry, mysticism, philosophy, music and art need not be separate pursuits, that all things change at all times, that all things are one, and that the logos is the rock upon which the wise man builds his home.

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Jamie Ryder

On a personal level, I’ve found the philosophy has helped me to develop a better mental health routine for myself, given me a tool to manage my social anxiety and look for ways to be more thoughtful about the world and help the Common Good.

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Sofia A Koutlaki

Stoic philosophy is the guiding light on my life journey. It guides my inner search for my best person. It guides me toward the end of my journey with a perspective of internal peace and resolute calm. It teaches me that I can be someone who leaves their mark by making the world a bit better while I am here.

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Nona Maiorano

Stoic philosophy is the guiding light on my life journey. It guides my inner search for my best person. It guides me toward the end of my journey with a perspective of internal peace and resolute calm. It teaches me that I can be someone who leaves their mark by making the world a bit better while I am here.

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Lydia Scratch

I have been a practicing Stoic since I was an adolescent. And without knowing it, Stoicism had already put me on the path to living a good and meaningful life. Today, I fall and I get up. And I will fall and I will get up. But the path is there, always waiting for me to get back up and on track.

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Kai Whiting

I am grateful for Stoicism. In some respects, it helped me conquer death. It helped when I should have been at my lowest low. I didn’t fall because Stoicism taught me that there was nothing shameful or bad about death, only in how we chose to face it.

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Mary Braun Bates

By the time I hit young adulthood, I had created much of Stoicism for myself. I decided that virtue was the highest good. I could not enumerate the virtues, but I could recognize them when I saw them and I set my life up in support of them.

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