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Improving your Blog with Grammarly Free and Premium

There is much more to excellent blog writing than your browser’s spellchecker. WordPress options are limited. Grammarly Free (or Premium) results in a massive improvement in the written quality of your WordPress site for both human visitors and search engines. I have to admit a significant degree of scepticism on my part to the various advertisements for Grammarly over the past several months. After starting with Grammarly Free, I realized I’d wrongly based this judgment on other (looking at you Word auto-complete and spell-check!

Getting to know Seneca

Who was Seneca? Seneca was an influential and often quoted Stoic philosopher. Seneca was born in 4 B.C. in Cordoba, Hispania (modern-day Spain). Known as Seneca the Younger and Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Senaca, later raised in Rome, was a pivotal teacher and advisor to Emperor Nero. A rich and powerful man of Rome, Seneca narrowly escaped a death penalty in 41 A.D, endured exile and died by forced suicide in 65 A.

Sharesies – everything you need to know

Kiwi investment platform Sharesies provides easy to use investing removing the barriers to investing found elsewhere. No minimum investment amount is a key feature that attracts young New Zealanders to the investment platform. Kiwi company Sharesies has created an almost zero barrier method of investing for New Zealanders. Sharesies has received a number of recent updates, so let’s get into Sharesies – everything you need to know. Since 2016 Sharesies has brought something new to investing for Kiwis.

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (ebook, pdf)

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor covers the life of Marcus Aurelius in a unique and entertaining way of introducing and exploring a number of key Stoic principles in practice. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor overlays a compelling account of the life of Marcus Aurelius with Stoic philosophy in the context of the great challenges Marcus confronted as a child through to his death. Each chapter takes us through a period of the life of Marcus and ends with a short reflection/explanation of Stoic values in the context of the experiences of Marcus

How to live like a Stoic in 4 steps — How to live like

What can a 2,000 year old philosophy do to help us thrive in the 21st century? Stoicism is a very practical way of thinking with a number of techniques that can not only help us cope, but help us thrive and grow. Surprisingly the Stoic approach to daily life is a great way to more… How to live like a Stoic in 4 steps — How to live like

Be in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


Is our mind the greatest story teller? Our minds seem to work on stories either via replay (he said, she said, and then this) or predictive stories. Our storytelling is largely based on emotion, rarely logical and largely perception biased. As our memory doesn’t work as a reliable filing system but instead recreates our recalled experience, our memories are largely false. This is important when we consider rumination. Simply put rumination is the state of chewing over these stories we tell ourselves without any progress.