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…

Episode #84 – Interview with Sharon Lebell

Episode #84 – Interview with Sharon LebellIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide-ranging conversation with writer and musician Sharon Lebell. Sharon’s book, “The Art of Living”, is an interpretation of select passages from Epictetus’s Enchiridion, and these interpretations have been influential in the lives of people all around the world, from CEOs of major corporations to…

Episode #83 – The Wednesday Podcast (Stoicism in Your Career)

Episode #83 – The Wednesday Podcast (Stoicism in Your Career)Stoicism can be extremely helpful when dealing with stressful situations and challenging obstacles, which often come as a result of choosing a particular career path. In this episode Simon Drew shares listeners answers to the question “how has Stoicism impacted your career/work life?” There are some…

Episode #82 – Good Things Take Time

Episode #82 – Good Things Take TimeEverything that’s worth doing is worth doing well. Good things take time, and that goes for your health, family life, career, relationships, and also your study and practice of philosophy. In this episode Simon Drew encourages you to give yourself the gift of time, and to stop judging yourself…

Episode #81 – Is Life Happening TO You, or FOR You?

Episode #81 – Is Life Happening TO You, or FOR You?In this episode Simon Drew shares some advice from Epictetus regarding the power of thoughts and perceptions. Do you see your life as happening TO you? Or do you see it as happening FOR you? These are two very different opinions that lead down very…