Episode #55 – Some Practical Thoughts on Fear

​Episode #55 – Some Practical Thoughts ​on Fear​In this episode Simon Drew shares a mountain climbing experience and discusses some ideas about how Stoicism ​can help anyone to be more effective in situations where they feel vulnerable or scared. The ultimate goal of for us is inner tranquility and outer effectiveness, as Epictetus said, and…

Episode #54 – Interview with William Ferraioldo

​Episode #​54 – ​Interview with William Ferraiolo   ​In today’s episode Simon Drew interviews William Ferraiolo. William received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Since that time, he has been teaching philosophy at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. His books include: Cynical Maxims and Marginalia, and Meditations on Self-Discipline…

Episode #53 – The Wednesday Podcast (14/02/18)

​Episode #​53 – ​The Wednesday Podcast (14/02/18)In this episode Simon Drew ​reads and discusses your answers to the question “which Stoic principles have helped you to overcome anger?” We had some really amazing answers from everyone, so make sure you listen carefully and pick some strategies that you can impliment into your life. ———————————————————————————-To contact Simon…

Episode #52 – The Value of Motivational Stimuli

​Episode #​52 – ​The Value of Motivational ​Stimuli ​Sometimes the motivational and personal-development movement gets a bad wrap, and sometimes this is for good reason, but in this episode Simon Drew ​suggests that there is value in continuously exposing the mind to positive and motivating messages that will inspire courage, determination, and self-worth in the…

Episode #51 – Interview with Ryan Holiday

​Episode #​51 – ​Interview with Ryan Holiday In this interview Simon Drew talks with Ryan Holiday about Stoic rituals, habits, and life-hacks. If you’re new to Stoicism, or if you’re a seasoned Stoic then this interview will be ​both insightful and practical. Ryan Holiday is an ​American author, marketer, entrepreneur, and media strategist. Since dropping out of…

Episode #50 – The Wednesday Podcast (07/02/18)

​Episode #50 – ​The Wednesday Podcast (07/02/18)​In this week’s Wednesday Podcast Simon Drew reads your answers to the question “how were you first introduced to Stoicism”. There are some really great answers from inspiring listeners, and there are also some great ideas for where you can find some added Stoic inspiration. ———————————————————————————-To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset…

Episode #49 – Seneca’s Recipe for True Friendship

​Episode #49 – Seneca’s ​Recipe ​for True Friendship ​We all need reminders from time to time about what it truly means to be and to have a great friend. Friendship is one of the greatest joys of life, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some advice from Seneca regarding the art of friendship. ———————————————————————————-To contact…

Episode #48 – Mind Your Own Business

​Episode #​48 – Mind Your Own Business​We live in a time when it is easier than ever to become completely engrossed in what other people are doing and saying. We spend hours on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram looking at where other people are, what they’re doing, who they’re with, and what they’re saying. But in…

Episode #47 – The Wednesday Podcast (31/01/18)

​Episode #4​7 – The Wednesday Podcast (31/01/18)​In this Wednesday podcast, Simon Drew reads your answers to the question “Which Stoic practice/principle do you struggle with the most, and why?” There are some really great answers in this episode, and it’s empowering to hear about other Stoics who are trying to build new habits and overcome obstacles.…

Episode #46 – Musonius Rufus; Empowering Women Since 25 AD

​Episode #46 – Musonius Rufus; Empowering Women Since 25 AD​It can definitely seem like Stoicism, and philosophy in general, is flooded with men. ​Most of the Stoics are men, most of the people who are joining the facebook group are men, and many of the ​most prominent Stoics in today’s society are men. There is…