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About Stoicare

Stoicare was established by Eve Riches and Brittany Polat as a worldwide hub for all things related to Stoicism and care. Our mission is to share Stoicism with everyone who cares for people and our planet in a personal or professional capacity. Specifically, we aim to

  • Connect caregivers from different fields and within the same field who are interested in Stoicism

  • Introduce Stoicism more broadly into the caring professions and caregiving roles

  • Provide resources to help caregivers alleviate stress, reduce burnout, manage emotions, and care more effectively

  • Explore the deep connections between and theoretical foundations of Stoicism and care

While we are always willing to expand our resource offerings, our core focus areas are:

  • Educators

  • Parents

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Mental health professionals (including psychotherapists, psychiatrists, school or university counselors)

  • Community volunteers and mentors

  • Social workers

  • Caregivers within the prison system

  • Caregivers to neurodiverse individuals

  • Caregivers to veterans

  • Caregivers to disabled adults

If you are interested in getting involved in the Stoicare community, or if you have questions or suggestions, get in touch with us using the Subscribe and Contact buttons at the bottom of the page. We're always glad to hear from you!

About Brittany Polat

Brittany is author of the book Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics but currently writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy at Living in Agreement. She is co-organizer of the annual Stoicon-x Women conference and a member of the Modern Stoicism team.

About Eve Riches

Eve is a mentor and teacher working across disability employment support, Stoicism and Psychology teaching, mentoring looked after children and promoting disability equality. She is particularly focused on improving emotional resilience and applying Stoicism to everyday life. Eve runs a monthly Stoicism online learning group and research project with the nonprofit Modern Stoicism organisation, where she is a steering committee member. She is also an advisor to the Aurelius Foundation.