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Episode 90: Shelter in Place

3/25/2020
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula, recording on March 25th of 2020 now day nine of self-seclusion following an emergency stay-at-home order here in Pennsylvania. This is episode 90, Shelter in Place. I share my thoughts addressing current challenges and how to keep a strong Stoic resolve in a period of uncertainty, seclusion, and deprivation. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me;...

Duration:00:11:54

89: How To Have Impossible Conversations With Peter Boghossian

11/24/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula, back from Stoicon 2019 in Athens, Greece and still recovering from a cold, excuse the sniffles. This is episode 89 with special guest Peter Boghossian who talks about his new book 'How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide. We talk about effective conversational strategies, humility, civility, friendship, and much more. Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full time...

Duration:00:52:34

Episode 88: Discussion with Caleb Ontiveros

9/20/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 88 Discussion with Caleb Ontiveros. We talk about parallels between games and life; mindfulness meditation; frugality; and much more. Caleb is the creator of the app Stoa which blends mindfulness mediatation and Stoic Philosophy – available now for iPhone and Android devices. Learn more at stoameditation.com. Enjoy our discussion! Visit my website at...

Duration:00:39:12

Episode 87: Discussion with Tyler Martina

9/14/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 87 Discussion with Tyler Martina. Around this time last year, I spoke with Tyler Martina of Mr. Inkwells Tattoo Shop concerning Stoicism on the topics of happiness, overcoming adversity, finding meaning in life, self-improvement, and mindset. Thanks to listeners who have reengaged with my podcast and for positive comments on new episodes this September 2019! Enjoy...

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 86: Happiness From Within

9/11/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 83 – Disappointment With Society. I explore finding inner contentment, a real sustainable happiness, through exploration of Cellar Darling's new album 'The Spell.' Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work...

Duration:00:14:37

Episode 85: Crossroads

9/5/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 85 – Crossroads – where I explore personal updates and how to face major decisions with prudence and courage. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links...

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 84: Progress and Setbacks

2/17/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 84 – Progress and Setbacks. I explore the upsides of setbacks explaining why they might not be so terrible and how progress can be attained amidst adversity. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:09:57

Episode 83: Disappointment With Society

1/27/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 83 – Disappointment With Society. I explore disappointment we may feel towards degeneracy in the modern age and how we can best respond by working to better ourselves; lower our desires; and exercise virtues of acceptance, gratitude, and prudence. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past...

Duration:00:10:40

82: Positive Masculinity, Response to the American Psychological Association

1/13/2019
I offer a response to a recent article from the American Psychological Association which considers traditional masculinity -- marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression -- to be, on the whole, harmful. Classical Stoicism, free from unhelpful feminist ideology, maintains that all are capable of virtue and provides a framework by which all can live better lives. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past...

Duration:00:14:07

Episode 81: Poker

1/5/2019
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 81 - Poker. I talk about parallels between Stoicism, life, and poker. One can apply Stoicism to be a much better poker player and improve their quality of life. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:12:26

Episode 80: Year End Reflections

12/24/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 80 – Year End Reflections. I dispute conspicuous consumption, praise a frugal lifestyle, talk about my goals, and discuss my conception of happiness. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon,...

Duration:00:10:58

Episode 79: Perspective

12/16/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 79 – Perspective. Stoicism can help you have a more appropriate perspective, increased contentment, and equip you for challenges in the present and the future. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:07:42

78: God Is A Question, Not An Answer With Dr. William Irwin

12/9/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 78: God is a Question, Not an Answer with Dr. William Irwin. Dr. Irwin -- fond of the Stoic tradition mentioned in his book -- joins me again on this podcast following his appearance on episode twelve to talk about his new book 'God is a Question, Not an Answer.' We discuss intellectual humility, virtues associated with doubt, and the importance of philosophical...

Duration:00:40:27

Episode 77: Leisure

11/25/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 77 – Leisure. Add leisure to your life to experience joy, find meaning, and have balance. Be mindful of costs associated with entertainment and exercise moderation. Select worthwhile leisurely pursuits and cultivate virtue in the process. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and...

Duration:00:08:44

Episode 76: Joy

10/27/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 75 – Joy. I talk about the importance of positive emotions and how they can help us experience fulfillment in day-to-day living. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral...

Duration:00:08:48

Episode 75: Calculated Risks

10/21/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 75 – Calculated Risks. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website. -- Support my work through Patreon and Paypal and use...

Duration:00:09:11

Episode 74: Influencing Others' Behavior

10/7/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 74 - Influencing others' behavior. I discuss the role we can play in inspiring others and exerting some level of influence in orienting others to a virtuous path making a case for having some level of influence in others' lives. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my...

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 73: Routine

9/30/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 73 – Routine. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website. -- Mentioned in episode: 'Routine' by Stephen Wilson...

Duration:00:08:22

Episode 72: Taking The High Road

9/23/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula and my voice has mostly returned following a week break for episode 72 'Taking the High Road.' Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website....

Duration:00:09:55

Episode 71: Cathy Young

9/10/2018
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 71 with special guest Cathy Young. We talk about free speech, the injustice taking place in left-leaning social justice circles, authoritarianism on the right, civility, responsible use of social media, political divisions, the danger of identity politics, and the intellectual dark web. She also questions popular movements including feminism and Black Lives...

Duration:01:21:14