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#120 - The Truth About Truths

7/19/2018
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Truth can be found in many places, and one of the noblest teachings of the Stoics is that our teachers are our guides, not our masters. In this episode Simon Drew shares a message from Seneca which encourages us to learn from the past while still carving out our own better path. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: twitter.com/Sim [...]

Duration:00:05:51

#119 - Every Discipline Affects The Rest

7/17/2018
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One of the main themes throughout the main works of Stoicism is the interconnectedness of everything. The Stoics taught that everything is connected, and that we as humans are all connected as well. In this episode Simon Drew focuses on the idea that every discipline affects the rest, and that every habit has the power to influence the rest of your habits. How you do anything is how you do everything, and so we ought to focus on doing our best in anything and everything that we do. To...

Duration:00:05:55

#118 - Your Options in This Moment

7/15/2018
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What is really within your power? What can you do in this moment? In this episode Simon Drew shares a mantra from Marcus Aurelius that will give you the strength to make the correct decisions as you navigate through life. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew [...]

Duration:00:06:49

#117 - Seasick Seneca (and Other Matters of the Spirit)

7/12/2018
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How can philosophy help us to identify failings of the spirit? How can a love of wisdom allow us to be better able to see our faults, and then to correct them? In this episode Simon Drew shares a favourite story from Seneca that can teach us first how to be great storytellers, and second how to be lovers of philosophy. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter:

Duration:00:07:37

#116 - Living in Public View

7/10/2018
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What if everyone could see everything you were thinking and doing all the time? Would you be comfortable? Would you be confident that you were living a good life? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from the Stoics about how we should be living our lives as if we were in public view. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter:

Duration:00:09:05

#115 - James Drew Interviews Simon Drew

7/8/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew is interviewed by his brother James Drew. Simon discusses many topics including his earlier life, schooling, parents, meeting his wife, personal growth, and other things. ABOUT JAMES (Interviewer): A journalism graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, James moved to Washington, D.C. in January 2014 to pursue a career in defence trade reporting after more than two years writing for community newspapers in Brisbane. James began...

Duration:01:12:07

#114 - Before You Judge

7/5/2018
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It’s hard not to judge others. We all have certain ideas of how people should live their lives, and that mixed with our inbuilt impatience towards humanity can create the perfect recipe for unhealthy judgement of others. In this brief episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Marcus Aurelius about what we should do when we’re about to judge or criticise other people. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching:...

Duration:00:04:27

#113 - The Wednesday Podcast (04/07/18)

7/3/2018
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Today’s Wednesday podcast is all about the best advice that people in our community have ever received. Simon Drew shares some great advice that has changed people’s lives, and hopefully some of this advice will be life-changing for you too. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: twitter.com/Simonjedrew

Duration:00:05:59

#112 - A Call For Action as Time Passes By

7/1/2018
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Time is always moving, no matter what we’re doing. Every moment spent in bad habits or with negative people is a moment we will never receive again. Life doesn’t care about our goals or about how we spend our time. It just keeps on moving along. This is reason enough to spend our time wisely and to do the important things now. In this episode, Simon Drew shares some important and simple advice from Seneca which will inspire you to take action now, before it’s too late. To contact Simon...

Duration:00:06:43

#111 - Interview with Frank Mosher

6/28/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew has a conversation with international traveller and photographer, Frank Mosher. ABOUT THE GUEST: Frank Mosher is a California based photographer who decided to sell his possessions to travel the world with his fiance and his 12-year-old son. Spending most nights in a tent and eating instant noodles, they have now been homeless since early February 2018, travelling in Taiwan, South Korea, and Mongolia in search of wisdom and adventure. Their goal is to learn as...

Duration:00:57:00

#110 - Anticipating the Future

6/26/2018
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One of the more empowering teachings of Stoicism is the idea that a person can become fully prepared for all of life’s potentialities, and not only this, but they can become prepared without having to go through the learning curves that so many people endure. In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Seneca that will inspire us all to foresee the future and then to prepare ourselves for all that is possible. Jim Rohn Lecture:...

Duration:00:08:33

#109 - Interview with Sharon Lebell (Part II)

6/24/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew has a second discussion 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 soldiers serving in Afghanistan. In the words of Sharon herself: “I write philosophical books and essays. My other career is performing on a super-sized hammer...

Duration:01:02:27

#108 - Interview with Justin Vacula

6/21/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew has a conversation with the host of the Stoic Solutions Podcast - Justin Vacula. ABOUT THE GUEST: Justin Vacula — host of the Stoic Solutions Podcast — serves as a counselor-in-training intern in a school-based behavioural health program while studying Clinical Mental Health Counselling at Marywood University in Scranton, PA; hosts monthly meetings for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Free-thought Society; and plays poker at various casinos in the Eastern...

Duration:00:52:39

Episode #107 - The Wednesday Podcast (20/06/18)

6/19/2018
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Stoicism is an extremely versatile philosophy, and it should impact almost every aspect of our lives. But on the flip side, our own hobbies and daily activities should also offer us the opportunity to improve upon our stoic education and practice. In today’s Wednesday podcast, Simon Drew shares some answers from listeners about the hobbies that are improving their Stoic journeys. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching:...

Duration:00:15:05

#106 - Thoughts on Discipline

6/17/2018
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Discipline seems to be something that we all have, and yet some seem to have more than others. Discipline is something that we always want more of, and in this episode Simon Drew suggests that maybe discipline isn’t as elusive as we may think and that maybe it’s as simple as making the right choice in a moment of decision. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter:

Duration:00:09:00

#105 - We Are All Slaves

6/15/2018
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The Stoics taught that we are all slaves in one way or another. Some are slaves to sex, others to pride, and some are slaves to drugs or alcohol. This is less of a physical slavery, and more of an internal enslavement. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca where he tells some good old fashioned truth about the human condition. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:06:17

#104 - The View From Above

6/12/2018
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One of the most important lessons that we can learn from Stoic philosophy is how to correctly value everything that we think, feel, perceive, see, and experience in life. Most people just accept that whatever they’re feeling or thinking is right and reasonable, but Stoicism teaches us to step back and to thoughtfully analyse the situation, and then to make a sound judgement on the value of what we’re thinking and feeling. The “View From Above” is a technique taught by the Stoics that can...

Duration:00:08:13

#103 - The True Purpose of Philosophy

6/10/2018
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There are many definitions of philosophy, but Stoicism teaches us that the true purpose of philosophy is to improve our lives. In this episode, Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus where he explains what philosophy is, , how it is used, and how it can be beneficial to us. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: twitter.com/Simo [...]

Duration:00:09:42

Episode #102 - Interview with Scott Hebert

6/7/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew has a wide-ranging conversation with Scott Hebert. ABOUT THE GUEST: Scott Hebert is a veteran of the Stoic podcasting sphere. He is the host and creator of the Stoic Mettle podcast, and he spends his days working on his own farm (Flavourful Farms) where he grows and sells leafy vegetables. Stoic Mettle Podcast: stoicmettle.com/ Scott Hebert Youtube: youtube.com/channel/scotthebert ———————————————————————————- To contact Simon Drew:

Duration:00:40:23

#101 - Value the Message, Not the Messenger

6/5/2018
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In a time when identity politics and tribalism are the norm, it’s important now more than ever for us to learn how to think clearly and rationally about truths and ideas. When the masses are following people and ideologies, it’s important for us as Stoics to be students of principles, not people. An idea is bad, even if it comes from a good person. And on the same level an idea is good, even if it comes from a bad person. In this episode Simon Drew shares some wisdom from the Stoics about...

Duration:00:07:17