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A Stoic Thought Exercise: What if It All Goes Away?

Meditating on our fleeting mortality might sound like a downer, but the ancient practice can help us find more tranquility while we’re here

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A couple weeks ago, I felt a dull ache in my abdomen. It wasn’t painful, but it was persistent and, since the belly houses several…




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Paul Ollinger

Paul Ollinger

Comedian. Host of the Crazy Money podcast. Proud former Facebook and Yahoo! sales person/leader.

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