Piotr Stankiewicz

is a writer and philosopher, the creator and teacher of reformed Stoicism.
Up and Down (and Up Again)
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Up and Down (and Up Again)

According to Stoicism, failure can be a source of strength and progress on the path to perfection.
Piotr Stankiewicz
Space on the Wave
World + People
Outer Space

Space on the Wave

Gravitational waves are a significant development in astrophysics, opening up new avenues of cosmic understanding. But what are they?
Piotr Stankiewicz
Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
World + People
Outer Space

Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs

The life cycle of stars is truly spectacular, often involving the creation of immense mass and the unimaginable movement of energy – at least from our earthly perspective.
Piotr Stankiewicz
Dark Matters of the Universe
World + People
Outer Space, Science

Dark Matters of the Universe

Much of the physical world is invisible to us – none more so than the concepts of dark companions, dark matter and dark energy in astronomy.
Piotr Stankiewicz
With Seneca Among Children
Humor + Variety
Variety

With Seneca Among Children

The Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman talks with a modern day Stoic about what we can learn from children and how Stoicism can guide us through the contemporary world.
Piotr Stankiewicz
There Will Be Life
World + People
Outer Space

There Will Be Life

Astrobiologist Janusz Pętkowski talks about whether extra-terrestrial life might exist on the planet Venus.
Piotr Stankiewicz
Youth? Enough!
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Youth? Enough!

The question of what ‘youth’ means is a tricky one. Not only is it uncomfortable for people of a certain age, but being young is an entirely relative concept.
Piotr Stankiewicz
Portraits of a Planet
World + People
Outer Space

Portraits of a Planet

Paradoxically, it was only after we flew into space that we discovered the Earth – as these three photos of our planet illustrate.
Piotr Stankiewicz
On Acceptance
Soul + Body
Good Mood

On Acceptance

The idea of accepting what there is may feel cliched. Yet, when applied with moderation and a sprinkling of help from the Stoic philosophers, it might prove to be a useful exercise after all.
Piotr Stankiewicz