Episode #141 – What’s Your Vibe?

Episode #141 – What’s Your Vibe?What do people feel when they’re around you? What’s the dominant vibe that people get from you? Do they feel peaceful? Do they feel loved? Or do they feel anxious and negative? In this episode Simon Drew encourages us to look closer into the vibe that we give to the…

Episode #140 – Seneca’s Teachings on Grief

Episode #140 – Seneca’s Teachings on GriefWhat did the Stoics say about the grieving process? How should we grieve the loss of a loved one and when is the right time to stop? As it turns out the Stoics, Seneca especially, had a lot to say about grief, and in this episode Simon Drew shares…

Episode #139 – Moving Away from Mediocrity

Episode #139 – Moving Away from MediocrityWhat can a person do to stop the slow decline into mediocrity? We all make poor choices from time to time, but what happens when those choices compound over time and lead you down a road that is far from where you want to be? In this episode Simon…

Episode #138 – There’s Nothing Special About Us

Episode #138 – There’s Nothing Special About UsIs there really anything special about us? Is there a secret ingredient that places human beings in a special realm? In this episode Simon drew shares an exercise that will hopefully help you to become a kinder, humbler and a more understanding person. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT…

Episode #137 – Why Are You Doing That?

Episode #137 – Why Are You Doing That?How often do you really stop and think about why you do the things you do? How often do you question your actions and try to get to the real motivations behind who you are and how you act? This is the kind of inquiry that philosophy requires…

Episode #136 – Stoic People Skills Part 2 – Listening

Episode #136 – Stoic People Skills Part 2 – ListeningOne of the most difficult yet most valuable skills to develop is that of active listening. Most of us speak far more than we listen, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice about the art of listening. 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 #135 – Interview with Dr. James Kelley

Episode #135 – Interview with Dr. James KelleyIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide ranging conversation with Dr. James Kelley. They discuss topics like leadership, authenticity, self awareness, self-improvement, and remembering that you’re going to die. ABOUT THE GUEST:  Dr. James Kelley, author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity,…

Episode #134 – Thoughts on Pursuing Worldly Success

Episode #134 – Thoughts on Pursuing Worldly SuccessIs it wrong to seek worldly success? Is it wrong to want a great career and a big house with a nice car? Some might think that the Stoics say it is wrong to want these things, but the Stoics thought differently. In this episode Simon Drew shares…

Episode #133 – Understanding and Empathy

Episode #133 – Understanding and EmpathyWhen we begin the journey of life change it can be easy for us to forget where we came from. We become intolerant of those who think or act differently to us, and yet it is we who should be the most kind and empathetic towards our fellow citizens of…

Episode #132 – Dying Every Day

Episode #132 – Dying Every DayWhat if you could literally see how much time you had left to live? What if there was a battery symbol in the corner of your eye that showed a percentage for how much life you had left? Would you live your life differently? In this episode Simon shares a…