Episode #97 – Stoicism and CompassionStoicism is not a philosophy that encourages us to harden up and become emotionless beings, although that is sometimes how it is portrayed. Some believe that Stoicism says little about our need to have compassion and charity towards humanity, but in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise words from…Read details
In many parts of the world today people are looking for alternative frameworks with which to align their lives. We’ve lived in this bubble for so long that tells us that if we can have more and buy more and spend more and have more followers then, and only then, we can have the joy and true happiness that we so desperately search for.
But what if there was a belief system, or a framework for your life, that could grant you true happiness and inner peace at any stage of your life, no matter if you’re rich or poor, lonely or surrounded by friends, in a great career or struggling to get by? Well, I present to you the ancient Greek philosophy that is Stoicism.
Join me as I present weekly episodes showcasing some of the best and most practical advice from the great stoic philosophers.
Episode #96 – Interview with Zachary BabcockIn this episode Simon Drew has an empowering conversation with podcast host and goal achievement coach Zachary Babcock. ABOUT THE GUEST: Zachary Babcock is a former drug addict who spent over 5 years of his life in prison. He grew up in Ferguson, Missouri while being raised by his mother.…Read details
Episode #95 – The Wednesday Podcast (23/05/18)Stoicism can be a powerful tool that we can use to help us to achieve our goals. Whether your goal is to become more grateful or to take a million dollar company to a 10 million dollar company, there are principles within Stoicism that can help you on your…Read details
Episode #94 – Seneca on Negative VisualisationOne of the most powerful Stoic techniques is that of negative visualisation. Through the practice of negative visualisation we can gain a better perspective in life, receive a greater motivation to live to the fullest, and put in place contingency plans that tell us what we should to to…Read details
Episode #93 – A Simple Tip for Breaking Bad HabitsHow do we break bad habits? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions, and although there are plenty of time-tested solutions out there, we still all seem to be at odds with where to start. Luckily, the Stoics were known for their simple and practical…Read details
Episode #92 – The Wednesday Podcast (16/05/18)In this episode Simon Drew shares your answers to the question: What do you struggle with most on your Stoic journey? It helps sometimes to know that other people are also struggling with the things that you find to be difficult, and when we know that we’re not alone…Read details
Episode #91 – Interview with Kai Whiting (Part II)In this episode Simon Drew has a second discussion with Kai Whiting, this time based around his newest paper entitled “Were Neanderthals Rational? A Stoic Approach.”ABOUT KAI WHITING: Kai Whiting is a university lecturer and researcher based at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His specialist subjects are…Read details
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…Read details
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…Read details
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…Read details