Meditation is an ancient technique. My easy-to-learn method, The Stoicess’ Meditation, requires you to use reflection while writing five (5) S-T-O-I-C Storytelling® sentences based on Biblical and stoic principles. This five (5) sentence writing is Your Success Story for sharing with the community as we grow together. It’s mentally invigorating and constantly refreshing. It allows you to achieve the Spirituality you seek. My method uses those “caught off-guard” situations you face to keep you firmly connected to God. Those obstacles become the way to stay focused on God. As a Christian, we must be connected to God every moment of our existence.
Life is the most difficult exam. Ever take an exam where you had the old exams and answers to study from? When it comes to handling stress and anxiety, I have both for you. The Stoicess’ Helpline receives continual requests for help with stressful situations. Each day, I choose a situation for sharing with our community. Members respond with a “T-O-I-C” writing which allows them to infuse scripture into their minds. SO YOU HAVE THE EXAM AND MANY ANSWERS (provided in a quick-read format) to help you.
Puzzle games, writings, and podcasts keep you focused and the “Beat the Professor” Challenge makes you think deeply.
We have fun. For example, each week you can join others as we showcase our Stomaytes™ – our beloved companion animals — as they appear to teach us the Stoic virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. They’re dear to us and are an essential part of our relationships (Mayte means “lovable”). “Stomayte Storytelling” in the Stoic Storytelling fashion is used to tell the stories of our Stomaytes to all.
I’m Lori Stith, The Stoicess® and CEO of Stoic Matchmaker, LLC.
Welcome to StoicMatchmaker.com.
We are an eLearning site teaching THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION. Our community constantly trains to develop the mindset and skills to live a “good life” well-pleasing to God.
Your development in gaining the correct perspective on how to deal with a boss, friend, co-worker, or loved one is paramount to your success.
I want You to Succeed!
(THE STOICESS® = Female Christian philosopher who teaches self-control through Bible wisdom and the Stoic virtues)
Basic Training is Currently FREE for 30 days. To join Basic Training contact us at [email protected] and request access to the Basic Training program.
Also know that individuals providing a “Helpline Situation” at [email protected] will automatically be signed up for Basic Training.
In Basic Training, You learn ALONE. You’ll receive a brief writing or game each week for gaining familiarity with Stoicism’s applicability to your Success.
Advanced Training is for Paying Members Only.
Signup on the website and select Meditation or Dating. You’ll automatically be sent to PayPal Checkout following Signup.
Games, Writings, Podcasts, and Your Success Stories are the cornerstone of our Advance Training program.
Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday to assist you in your progress.
For your initial 4 consecutive months with us, if you perform the S-T-O-I-C writings for 4 consecutive months, we will pay you $100 so your average cost equates to $5/month. For more information, visit the Training Page and Terms & Conditions page, “Buying Members’ Stories.”
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Another weekly event is the “Beat the Professor” challenge. Did you ever want to challenge Professors in school knowing you were smarter than them? I know I did! Well, now you have that chance.
And wow do I have a humdinger Professor for you! It’s Steve Blackwell, our Chief Operations Officer of Stoic Matchmaker, LLC.
Our Professor is a 4.0 Ph.D.; I had Steve place his Ph.D. transcript on his homepage to prove to us he’s that smart. So head over to Steve_Bl once registered on the website and look at his “files”, and you’ll see his transcript. You might also note that he completed his entire program (including the oral defense and dissertation) in 3 years. He started in January 1995 and finished in January 1998 — the first in the Department’s history at Ole Miss to accomplish such a feat.
Steve is also an attorney and a pharmacist. A couple of his earthly accolades include selection as a 1998 Presidential Management Intern for the federal government and recipient of the 2017 Alumnus of the Year award from the University of Mississippi, Department of Pharmacy Administration.
At the age of 12, Steve began preaching following completion of the Youth Ministry Program at the Fairfield Church of Christ in Centerville, TN. He preached throughout the county at congregations until entering college when he was 18 years old. He attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, for his undergraduate training.
In the “Beat The Professor” Challenge, interested members will join the team of one of our certified experts. The expert will lead the team in developing a 5 (five) sentence S-T-O-I-C writing and “Mindset Behind the Storytelling” for competing against The Professor. The Expert Teams are listed on the Community Groups. The Professor will be working on his own. This is a way for you to learn THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION.
I’ll email a situation (the “S” of S-T-O-I-C) by Thursday of each week to members, experts, and The Professor so everyone can start working on the best response.
These will be real-life situations from the “Stoicess’ Helpline. They won’t be easy, but we can do it!
Here’s a couple of examples:
Yes. The Stoicess will set up a time for meeting with the respective TEAM. The meetings will occur via ZOOM. The meetings occur on Sunday afternoon.
The Challenge occurs each Tuesday evening. The meetings will occur via ZOOM.
An Expert’s Team will present their writing and storytelling. The Professor will present his writing and storytelling. The experts will give their opinion on the presentations and then all members present will vote to decide who is the winner — the writing and storytelling that best address the situation.
So my question to you IS: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 4.0 Ph.D. Professor? I say ABSOLUTELY! Together, we can “Beat The Professor”.
...And we can do it every week!
It’s Your 5 (five) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling® — it’s quick & easy to learn and helps you to recall quickly what to do when facing a stressful situation. It teaches you how to handle difficult life situations while remaining in control. Real-World problems are used to help you learn through practical application.
Engagement, Engagement, Engagement.
You’ll use these 5 (five) sentences to tell the team how you applied a stoic or Bible saying to a situation you faced and overcame.
You’ll put into effect Apostle Paul’s teachings and the Stoic virtues in your life by Reminiscing about Your Achievements — how you overcame a stressful situation whether with a boss, friend, co-worker, or loved one.
Each time YOU face a problem and overcome, and share YOUR Success Story with Your community on our website, you become Stronger. This is a way for you to practice THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION.
You’ll learn how to write 5 sentences that have the Most Impact on Your Life.
One Success Story each DAY at a minimum, to gain maximum results, and share your Success Story with our community.
To become what you write; it is a Testament To Your Actions. The process helps you to stop pretending to be someone you’re not. Instead, You Become That Person. As Socrates commented, “Be as you wish to seem”.
To help you, I’ll place a picture each week on each of the Community Groups (trust, belonging, happiness, SAFE, & values). You can look at the pictures and:
As you know, the Greats wrote about what they learned. Reminiscing & Sharing Your Accomplishments is Exceedingly Powerful. Both You and Your colleagues grow stronger…. we grow as a Community.
My Training Program teaches you THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION so you can: REMAIN CALM, In a Sea of Craziness and BE A FORTRESS to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Fear.
Who’s the real Stoic in our households? Is it us or our lovable companions?
Whether a cat, dog, bird, guinea pig, rabbit, hamster, ferret (you name your beloved) have you ever watched them in amazement wondering if they’re ultimately more stoic than us humans?
I have and I’m apparently not the only one.
Visit our Community Group titled “SHOWCASING OUR STOMAYTES”. It’s a place where we share stories and links to pics & videos of our beloved animals while THEY appear to practice the Stoic virtues. We could probably learn a thing or two from them.
I know you’ll enjoy your time here at Stoic Matchmaker. Join us and become a part of THE TRAINING COMMUNITY that “Matches Your Mind to Apostle Paul and the stoic virtues to learn THE STOICESS’ MEDITATION”.
Are YOU ready to be AMONG the GREATS? Then write and share your accomplishments. It’s that simple. Our Training Program puts you on that path.
JOIN US NOW! It’s time to “CONTROL OUR MINDS”
Wishing You The Very Best In Life’s Journey,
Stoic Matchmaker, LLC is interested in producing a book of “S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writings” based on its members’ experiences in life as its members practice the stoic virtues based on learning gained through participation in our Advance training program. The writings will also be used by Stoic Matchmaker in program analyses for subsequent program improvement.
For this work, all Registered members on the StoicMatchmaker.com website are potential independent contractors (herein referred to as “seller” or “you” or “your” or “member”) for hire by Stoic Matchmaker, LLC (herein referred to as “buyer” or “we” or “us” or “our”) to produce the book of S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writings. Registered members are enrolled in the Advance Training method and are considered to be uniquely qualified sellers for hire for this particular work due to their participation in our Advance training program.
For the registered member’s initial 4 consecutive months with us, we’ll pay the registered member $50 for one 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing (The 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing requires the member to provide a “Mindset Behind the Storytelling” writing along with the 5 S-T-O-I-C sentences). Note that a registered member is only allowed one “4 consecutive month period” in their lifetime.
To receive the offer for purchase of the registered member’s one five (5) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing, the registered member will be responsible for notifying Stoic Matchmaker at [email protected] that the registered member (a) has been registered with Stoic Matchmaker for the now current 4 consecutive month period, (b) has placed the five (5) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing on the Member’s Profile page (on StoicMatchmaker.com) with the title “$50 S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing”, (c) provide a URL (example: https://stoicmatchmaker.com/members/… your user name…) to the Member’s Profile page on StoicMatchmaker.com displaying the “$50 S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing”, and (d) requests Stoic Matchmaker to consider the five (5) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing on the Member’s Profile page (on StoicMatchmaker.com) for the $50 payment. The registered member’s notification to Stoic Matchmaker must be made within 30 days following the last day of the member’s initial 4th consecutive month period (addressed above). Because the writing is being used to monitor the member’s progress, if this 30 day notification period is exceeded, Stoic Matchmaker reserves the right to not purchase the writing.
Each day the Stoicess chooses one situation to place on the Stoicess’ Helpline Homepage.
For the initial 4 consecutive month period that the registered member is with us, we’ll pay the registered member $50 for providing 120 (one hundred twenty) “T-O-I-C” responses to the Stoicess’ Helpline Situation Requests. To repeat, 120 Stoicess’ Helpline Situation Requests displayed during the member’s initial 4 consecutive month period must be addressed. Note that a registered member is only allowed one “4 consecutive month period” in their lifetime.
To receive the offer for purchase of the registered member’s “T-O-I-C” responses to 120 Stoicess’ Helpline Situation Requests, the registered member will be responsible for notifying Stoic Matchmaker at [email protected] that the registered member (a) has been registered with Stoic Matchmaker for the initial 4 consecutive month period, (b) has addressed 120 (one hundred twenty) different Stoicess’ Helpline Situation Requests that were placed on the website during the member’s initial 4 consecutive month period. Also know the member’s indication that the member completed this work is based on the member’s good word – the Christian honor system; however, if dishonesty is found, the member will be removed from the website at the sole discretion of Stoic Matchmaker. The registered member’s notification to Stoic Matchmaker must be made within 30 days following the last day of the member’s initial 4th consecutive month period. If this 30 day notification period is exceeded, Stoic Matchmaker reserves the right to NOT pay the member.
Bilateral Contract: As an independent contractor, the registered member will be entering into a bilateral contract with us for purchase of the five (5) sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing or the 120 T-O-I-C Stoicess Helpline Situation Requests. There will be a mutual exchange of promises between the member and us. For example, the member will promise that (a) they solely produced the written product on their own and that the written product(s) are suitable for publication in the general public for all ages. We will promise to pay the member for purchasing the written product(s). The member will be selling their written product(s) to us. Thus, the contract will be considered making a promise and being the beneficiary of a promise for each party.
Solicitation: The solicitation for the bilateral contract will be in writing from us to the registered member following the registered member’s notification to us of being registered with Stoic Matchmaker for the current 4 consecutive month period. The solicitation will be a document that the registered member, if agreeable to the terms, will need to sign, return to us, and then we will need to sign. The document will include the amount of payment we are willing to pay for the written product– currently (a) $50 for the 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writing and (b) $50 for the 120 (one hundred twenty) “T-O-I-C” Stoicess’ Helpline Requests using the 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling method. Once the document is signed by both parties, a bilateral contract will exist.
Payment Method: Buyer will use PayPal to make payments to the Seller. Seller is responsible for all PayPal transaction fees. As an independent contractor, Seller is responsible for all federal taxes, state taxes, and jurisdictional taxes.
* Neither the phrase “$50 paid to write one 5 sentence S-T-O-I-C Storytelling writing” nor the phrase “$50 paid to write responses for the 120 “T-O-I-C” Stoicess’ Helpline Requests” is intended to and do not create a contract or offer of employment as an independent contractor. The contract or offer will be made by written documentation between the parties.
This Training Page was last revised on March 4, 2022.
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*For your initial 4 consecutive months with us, if you perform the S-T-O-I-C writings for 4 consecutive months, we will pay you $100 so your average cost equates to $5/month. For more information, visit the Training Page and Terms & Conditions page, “Buying Members’ Stories”.
At the close of every month, $1 is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for each paying member enrolled with us all days during that entire month.
The donation increases to $6 for each paying member enrolled with us all days during a 5 month (or longer) period.
The Stoicess’ Promise: There is No limit on the amount to be donated.
“God loves a cheerful giver.” Apostle Paul
I want you to grow closer to God so He can draw near to you. The Professor and I are committed to helping you in your growth while being satisfied with our service which is why I offer a 21 day money-back guarantee for a full month’s refund. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with Stoic Matchmaker’s service, you have 21 days from your initial membership purchase date to send an email to https://stoicmatchmaker.com/contact-us/ and request the refund.
Lori Stith, CEO