An Unconventional Approach to Self-Improvement and Personal Development for Women

Hey there! I’m Vanessa, but all my friends call me Vee! This website is my heartfelt dedication to you.

Influenced by Stoic philosophy, I write articles full of real-life (lived) experiences. Stories from my personal vault of “pain’s greatest hits”.

As I share raw truths (and sometimes TMI information) that I have uncovered in the different areas of my life, within these anecdotes I provide practical philosophical approaches and timeless principles with a modern twist making this medicine for your soul accessible and easy to adopt right away.

If nothing else, at least I made you laugh!

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Paired with character-building and community-strengthening exercises, it is so much more than self-limiting, belief-busting practices that you learn from contemporary empowerment coaches today; rather it’s a pragmatic system that helps you to live a well-rounded truly balanced (say whhhaaaaa???) kind of life. Whatever that looks like for you.

It has been around for ages, loved by brilliant minds throughout history, gaining momentum with entrepreneurs, top athletes, and business leaders. And now, most particularly—it beckons to empower you!

What makes Stoic Dahlia different from the other Stoic websites (I love them all btw and encourage you to expand and explore as you go) is you are getting Stoic lessons from the female lens, specifically tailored to the unique experience of being female.

Women are living in one of the most interesting times in history, experiencing unique challenges that only other women can understand. This is a community and every single one of you is a unique Stoic Dahlia of your own.

Want to go deep? Click here to read more about the history of Stoic philosophy: A Brief Overview 

Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew—Remember that when the weather changes.

Cleo Wade



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If you are a woman or know a woman, if you are a working mom or stay-at-home mom, if you are a dreamer or feel stuck in life, or if you are a human being with thoughts and feelings….there is something here for you!  Check out the articles on my blog.