Episode #126 – Before You Make This Choice

Episode #126 – Before You Make This ChoiceWhy do we constantly make the wrong decisions even though we know they are wrong? Why do we lack discipline and will power? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Epictetus that will hopefully provide you with a process for better decision making. To contact Simon…

Episode #125 – A Humbling Message

Episode #125 – A Humbling MessageIt’s sometimes easy to let the small things in life annoy us or get in the way of our ultimate peace and fulfilment. We get so wound up over things that really make no difference, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise passages from Marcus Aurelius that will…

Episode #124 – The Folly of Pleasing People

Episode #124 – The Folly of Pleasing PeopleTrying to please everyone is one of the quickest paths to anxiety and stress, and the Stoics often warned us against placing too much importance on what other people think. In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise words from Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus about the opinions of…

Episode #123 – Interview with Peter Spiegel

Episode #123 – Interview with Peter Spiegel In this episode Simon Drew talks with Peter Spiegel about learning, health, Stoicism, and personal development. About the Guest: Peter Spiegel, M.Ed. is an educator, father, health coach, personal trainer and co-founder of the SimplyHealthME podcast. He teaches clients to relearn how to learn by rediscovering their personal love of…

Episode #121 – Justin Vacula Interviews Simon Drew

Episode #121 – ​Justin Vacula Interviews Simon Drew​In this episode Justin Vacula from the Stoic Solutions Podcast interviews Simon Drew. ​They discuss many aspects of Stocism and how it applies to various situations in life, and they also discuss Simon’s own journey with Stoicim and personal growth. 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…

Episode #120 – The Truth About Truths

Episode #120 – The Truth About TruthsTruth can be found in many places, and one of the noblest teachings of the Stoics is that our teachers are our guides, not our masters. In this episode Simon Drew shares a message from Seneca which encourages us to learn from the past while still carving out our…

Episode #119 – Every Discipline Affects The Rest

Episode #119 – Every Discipline Affects The RestOne of the main themes throughout the main works of Stoicism is the interconnectedness of everything. The Stoics taught that everything is connected, and that we as humans are all connected as well. In this episode Simon Drew focuses on the idea that every discipline affects the rest,…

Episode #118 – Your Options in This Moment

Episode #118 – Your Options in This MomentWhat is really within your power? What can you do in this moment? In this episode Simon Drew shares a mantra from Marcus Aurelius that will give you the strength to make the correct decisions as you navigate through life. 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 #117 – Seasick Seneca (and Other Matters of the Spirit)

Episode #117 – Seasick Seneca (and Other Matters of the Spirit)How can philosophy help us to identify failings of the spirit? How can a love of wisdom allow us to be better able to see our faults, and then to correct them? In this episode Simon Drew shares a favourite story from Seneca that can…

Episode #116 – Living in Public View

Episode #116 – Living in Public ViewWhat if everyone could see everything you were thinking and doing all the time? Would you be comfortable? Would you be confident that you were living a good life? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from the Stoics about how we should be living our lives…