Episode #208 – True Beauty

Episode #208 – True BeautyIt’s a cliche argument to make, but it still holds true – beauty is on the inside. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus that will encourage you to see how true beauty is found in a persons character, values, and attributes. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO…

Episode #207 – Marcus Aurelius on External Praise and Validation

Episode #207 - Marcus Aurelius on External Praise and Validation

In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius where he discusses how unnecessary external validation really is. 

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Episode #206 – This Trial is Aiding Me in My Destiny

Episode #206 – This Trial is Aiding Me in My DestinyIt’s helpful for us to view our trials as happening for us, not to us. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius that will encourage us all to see the benefit in the “bad” things that are happening and have happened…

Episode #205 – Forward Progress is the Goal

Episode #205 – Forward Progress is the GoalIt can be easy sometimes to beat ourselves up because we haven’t perfected our life yet, but in this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus that will encourage us to see our lives as a work in progress as opposed to a striving for perfection. To contact…

Episode #204 – Seneca on Always Wanting More

Episode #204 – Seneca on Always Wanting MoreAn oftentimes ugly part of humanity is that we always want more, no matter how much we already have. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that can help us to see how we can be happier and more fulfilled without needing more. To contact Simon…

Episode #203 – Be Your Own Judge

Episode #203 – Be Your Own JudgeIn this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that encourages us to build the habit of being our own judge at the end of each day. Look over your day and see whether or not you have improved or worsened your personal growth each day, and see…

Episode #202 – Be a Good Person

Episode #202 – Be a Good PersonSometimes we can lose sight of the true goal that we should be aiming at with all our pursuits in life, and that’s to be a good person. In this episode Simon Drew shares this message that comes from Marcus Aurelius. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY…

Episode #201 – It’s Not Too Difficult – You’re Too Weak

Episode #201 – It’s Not Too Difficult – You’re Too WeakSo much of our success and fulfilment in life depends on the stories that we tell ourselves. The Stoics taught that if you change your story then you can change your life, and in today’s episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will…

Episode #200 – A Starting Point For Virtue

Episode #200 – A Starting Point For VirtueVirtue is quite a broad term, and it can be hard to know where to start when we want to have more virtue in our lives. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will encourage you to start with rationality and sound judgement. To contact…

Episode #199 – Improve Where You Can

Episode #199 – Improve Where You CanSometimes we judge ourselves too harshly, and we often judge ourselves over things that are not fully within our power. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius that will encourage us to look for the other options. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY…