Episode #94 – Seneca on Negative Visualisation

Episode #94 – Seneca on Negative VisualisationOne of the most powerful Stoic techniques is that of negative visualisation. Through the practice of negative visualisation we can gain a better perspective in life, receive a greater motivation to live to the fullest, and put in place contingency plans that tell us what we should to to…

Episode #93 – A Simple Tip for Breaking Bad Habits

Episode #93 – A Simple Tip for Breaking Bad HabitsHow do we break bad habits? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions, and although there are plenty of time-tested solutions out there, we still all seem to be at odds with where to start. Luckily, the Stoics were known for their simple and practical…

Episode #92 – The Wednesday Podcast (16/05/18)

Episode #92 – The Wednesday Podcast (16/05/18)In this episode Simon Drew shares your answers to the question: What do you struggle with most on your Stoic journey? It helps sometimes to know that other people are also struggling with the things that you find to be difficult, and when we know that we’re not alone…

Episode #91 – Interview with Kai Whiting (Part II)

Episode #91 – Interview with Kai Whiting (Part II)In this episode Simon Drew has a second discussion with Kai Whiting, this time based around his newest paper entitled “Were Neanderthals Rational? A Stoic Approach.”ABOUT KAI WHITING: Kai Whiting is a university lecturer and researcher based at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His specialist subjects are…

Episode #90 – The Three Gratitudes

Episode #90 – The Three GratitudesGratitude is one of the most powerful and helpful attitudes that one can develop. Stoics taught that we should experience as much gratitude as possible and that we should learn to love what we have as opposed to constantly wanting more. In this episode, Simon Drew shares one formula for…

Episode #89 – Does This Offend You?

Episode #89 – Does This Offend You?Today more than ever it seems like everyone is offended by something. We live in a very interesting time where there are people over here being offended by what this person did, and then there are people over there getting offended because those other people are offended. Someone wears…

Episode #88 – Bad is Good

Episode #88 – Bad is GoodBad things happen all the time… or do they? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise words from a young Stoic and encourages us all to change the way that we view the trials and setbacks that we face in life. If everything is opinion, then that also applies to the…

Episode #87 – Interview with Nancy Sherman

Episode #87 – Interview with Nancy ShermanIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide ranging conversation with Professor Nancy Sherman, author of “Stoic Warriors – the Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind”. ABOUT THE GUEST: Nancy Sherman is a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. She was the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United…

Episode #86 – The Wednesday Podcast (02/05/18)

Episode #86 – The Wednesday Podcast (02/05/18)We all have people, whether historical figures or close friends, who have impacted our lives in positive ways. It’s important to talk about these people, because the more we know about who they are and why they’ve been so influential the better we are able to embody the principles…

Episode #85 – Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Episode #85 – Actions Speak Louder Than WordsTalking is easy, but actions lead to results. So many people speak with gusto about the right way to live, and yet so few people are actually living well. In this episode Simon Drew shares some quotes from Epictetus that will encourage you to start living by the…