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Episode #216 - Think About This Reaction

4/12/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus that will encourage us to look deeper into the reasons why we react so quickly and assign interpretations to events so irrationally.

Duration:00:06:49

#215 - Interview with Michael Tremblay

4/4/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew talks with special guest Michael Tremblay about the life and teachings of Epictetus. Michael Tremblay is a PhD. student in philosophy at Queen’s University, Kingston. Before coming to Queen’s University he completed a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. During his time at Carleton he wrote a Master’s thesis on the Stoic Epictetus (in which he examined the “spiritual exercises” used by Epictetus to train his students to be virtuous, and...

Duration:01:15:23

#214 - The Essentials are Free

3/27/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will inspire you to spend more time chasing the essentials, which are free, and less time chasing those things that require extreme effort and yet produce minimal happiness or fulfillment.

Duration:00:07:12

#213 - Momentum

3/20/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew discusses positive and negative momentum, and encourages us to turn the ship around and move our life forward, utilizing the power of forward momentum.

Duration:00:05:27

#212 - Just Another Episode About Service

3/11/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will encourage you to send more positivity and kindness out into the world - not only because it's good for others, but also because it's essential for yourself.

Duration:00:06:06

#211 - Reserve Your Judgement

3/8/2019
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How many times have you made a split-second judgement about something that someone said or did, only to find out later that you were completely wrong? In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will inspire you to old your suspicion until you have all the facts.

Duration:00:05:46

#210 - When the Cucumber is Bitter.

3/4/2019
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What should you do when your cucumber is bitter? It seems like a silly question, but the answer can be quite helpful. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius that will help you to see how simple the solutions to your problems can be.

Duration:00:04:47

#209 - The Wise Person Can Lose Nothing

3/1/2019
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One of the greater lessons that has been taught to us from the Stoics is the idea that wisdom is what truly stays with a person - not externals. In this episode Simon Drew shares this idea and encourages us to seek wisdom, not items or things. By doing this we are seeking something that we can keep.

Duration:00:05:25

#208 - True Beauty

2/24/2019
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It's a cliche argument to make, but it still holds true - beauty is on the inside. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus that will encourage you to see how true beauty is found in a persons character, values, and attributes. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON...

Duration:00:05:11

#207 - Marcus Aurelius on External Praise and Validation

2/15/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius where he discusses how unnecessary external validation really is. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:05:22

#206 - This Trial is Aiding Me in My Destiny

2/12/2019
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It's helpful for us to view our trials as happening for us, not to us. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius that will encourage us all to see the benefit in the "bad" things that are happening and have happened to us so that we can move forward and become better and stronger people. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:04:51

#205 - Forward Progress is the Goal

2/11/2019
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It can be easy sometimes to beat ourselves up because we haven't perfected our life yet, but in this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus that will encourage us to see our lives as a work in progress as opposed to a striving for perfection. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON...

Duration:00:04:53

#204 - Seneca on Always Wanting More

2/8/2019
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An oftentimes ugly part of humanity is that we always want more, no matter how much we already have. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that can help us to see how we can be happier and more fulfilled without needing more. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON:...

Duration:00:06:29

#203 - Be Your Own Judge

2/5/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that encourages us to build the habit of being our own judge at the end of each day. Look over your day and see whether or not you have improved or worsened your personal growth each day, and see which habits ruled and which fell to the wayside. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:04:13

#202 - Be a Good Person

2/4/2019
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Sometimes we can lose sight of the true goal that we should be aiming at with all our pursuits in life, and that's to be a good person. In this episode Simon Drew shares this message that comes from Marcus Aurelius. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:03:21

#201 - It's Not Too Difficult - You're Too Weak

2/1/2019
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So much of our success and fulfilment in life depends on the stories that we tell ourselves. The Stoics taught that if you change your story then you can change your life, and in today's episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will hopefully inspire you to look closer at the limitations that you place on yourself through limiting beliefs and stories. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:06:13

#200 - A Starting Point For Virtue

1/29/2019
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Virtue is quite a broad term, and it can be hard to know where to start when we want to have more virtue in our lives. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca that will encourage you to start with rationality and sound judgement. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON...

Duration:00:05:12

#199 - Improve Where You Can

1/28/2019
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Sometimes we judge ourselves too harshly, and we often judge ourselves over things that are not fully within our power. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Marcus Aurelius that will encourage us to look for the other options. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON:...

Duration:00:04:57

#198 - Interview with Bryan Cohen

1/24/2019
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In this episode Simon Drew interviews Bryan Cohen about Stoicism, dealing with chaos in life, and overcoming resistance. About the guest: He is a two-time USA Today bestselling author with over 100,000 copies sold. He runs Best Page Forward, a six-figure copywriting agency for authors that has written over 2,000 online and back cover descriptions in a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. He's the co-host of The Sell More Books Show, a podcast for self-published authors with over...

Duration:00:47:47

#197 - Take a Walk

1/23/2019
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Want to know a great way to de-stress, exercise, get your creativity going and make you a happier person? In this episode Simon Drew shares a quick passage from Seneca that will encourage you to take a quick walk. 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 WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:04:34