Episode #67 – Practical Thoughts on Appreciating What You Have NowIt’s often the case that society will tell us to aim at one thing, while philosophy asks us to aim at another (often the opposite). We are told that we should want nicer things, things that we don’t currently have. We are told that we…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.
In this episode Simon Drew talks with Massimo Pigliucci about Stoicism, online debates, growing up in Rome, applying Stoic principles to modern life, and adapting the ancient philosophy to the 21st century. ABOUT THE GUEST: Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. His research is concerned with philosophy of science,…Read details
Episode #65 – The Wednesday Podcast (14/03/18)As we go through life our world-views are challenged and moulded, and we hopefully become better people as a result, and that’s what this episode is all about: change. Simon Drew shares your answers to the question: How has Stoicism changed your past behaviours or world-views? We had some…Read details
Episode #64 – On What We Should PrizeWhat is it that we should value most in our lives? What is most important, and what is insignificant? Often the world says that we should seek one thing but the Stoics say that we should seek another, and this is one of those times. In this episode…Read details
Episode #63 – Interview with Roderic YappIn this episode, Simon Drew has a wide-ranging conversation with Roderic Yapp. About Rod: Roderic Yapp is a specialist leadership consultant and accredited coach. He supports major business transformations by improving the capability of leaders so that they can execute the transformation strategy.A former Royal Marines Officer, he was fortunate…Read details
Episode #62 – The Wednesday Podcast (07/03/18)In this episode Simon Drew discusses your answers to the question: Which life challenges have turned out to be blessings, and why? As Stoics, it is our duty to make the most out of every challenge or setback in life, and so in this episode you’ll hear from some…Read details
Episode #61 – Be the ChangeOne of the most empowering decisions that anyone can make is to take personal responsibility. The Stoics often taught that a person should try to change themselves before they try to change the world, and in this episode Simon Drew shares an example where one of his coaching clients did…Read details
Episode #60 – Interview with Donald RobertsonIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide ranging conversation with Donald Robertson. About Donald Robertson: Donald Robertson is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, trainer, and author who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and the use of CBT and clinical hypnotherapy. He is the author of many articles on philosophy and…Read details
Episode #59 – The Wednesday Podcast (28/02/18)In this episode Simon Drew shares your answers to the question: Which lifestyle choices or other philosophies align well with Stoicism in your life, and why? We really had some amazing answers, and this episode is sure to give you some new ideas for how you can diversify your portfolio…Read details
Episode #58 – Caretake This MomentIt’s becoming increasingly difficult to be mindful in each moment. With all of the notifications and tweets and messages constantly competing for our attention, it can seem like we are never just in one place at one time doing one thing. But this isn’t a new problem, and people like…Read details