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

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

Inspired by Stoic philosophy, I create content full of real-life personal experiences, practical wisdom, and timeless principles in a way that is digestible, and easy to adopt right away!

I aim to create a supportive community where we can grow together by embracing our imperfections, celebrating our triumphs, and developing a strong character.

Through this community, you’ll gain knowledge in:

  • Developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Building resilience and confidence
  • Connecting with like-minded women who uplift and support each other
  • Applying Stoic principles to your everyday life

Through all my own personal shenanigans that I share, 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.