Episode #15 – The Power of Words

Episode #15 – The Power of Words Your words have much more power than you can comprehend. Words can change the world. Words can help people to see light, or they can push people into the darkness. In this episode Simon Drew shares advice from the Stoics about how words can be used most effectively.…

Episode #14 – The Power of Laughter (Stoic Advice for Laughing at Life)

Episode #14 – The Power of Laughter (Stoic Advice for Laughing at Life) Laughter is one of the most beautiful expressions of joy and happiness. The Stoics believed in the power of humor and laughter, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wisdom about the powerful effect that laughter can have in your life…

Episode #13 – The Power of Examples and Mentors

Episode #13 – The Power of Examples and Mentors We all need good examples in our lives. We need people against whom we can measure our progress; people who we can aspire to be like. The Stoics also felt this way, and they shared some great advice on the topic. In this episode Simon Drew…

Episode #11 – Seneca Shames Fake Students (My Favorite Rant by Seneca)

Episode #11 – Seneca Shames Fake Students (My Favorite Rant by Seneca) When it comes to long, detailed, passionate rants about people, not many come close to those written by Seneca. One of my all-time favourite passages by Seneca is one where he exposes the downfalls of fake students. In this podcast, I would like…

Episode #10 – Has Life Tamed You? (Seneca and the Story of the Lions)

Episode #10 – Has Life Tamed You? (Seneca and the Story of the Lions) Has life tamed you? Do you even know what it means to be “tamed”? Seneca shares an extremely insightful story in his letters, and in this episode Simon Drew shares this story and also some thoughts on being tamed. Enjoy! To…

Episode #9 – Stoic Life Extension (8 Lessons From Seneca)

Episode #9 – Stoic Life Extension (8 Lessons From Seneca) How do we extend our lives? It’s one of the biggest questions of our age, and scientists are constantly searching for new ways to make us live longer. The Stoics already thought of this, and they have the best advice for extending life. In this…

Episode #6 – Choose Who You Will Be (Refining Your Personal Philosophy)

Episode #6 – Choose Who You Will Be (Refining Your Personal Philosophy) In this episode Simon Drew encourages you to take your own personal philosophy seriously. How are you living your life? Do you live with purpose and intention? The great Stoic philosophers were serious about living with intention, and they shared some amazing advice…