I am a 23 year-old online business owner, blogger, and current late-start college student. There is surely something lacking in how we live our lives now, over-stimulated, and full of distraction from the things that truly matter. A student of philosophy in the most practical sense, I believe there is an opportunity to learn from everything around me. Though my practices in strategic self-awareness go back to my childhood years, learning to find solace within my own mind amid the chaos of growing up in a family of 14, I became fascinated with Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism when I was 16, and have engulfed myself in everything I can find on the topic. My most recent studies have followed the detrimental effects of technology on our most genuine intimate relationships as linked to human happiness.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS