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I'm creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life -- solutions to modern human concerns -- informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy! I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; lonelines ...
 
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 99 – A Field Guide to A Happy Life with Massimo Pigliucci.In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE: 53 Brief Lessons for Living,…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 98 – Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In with Kai Whiting. In his new book, Kai Whiting applies Stoic pri…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 97 – Ben Aldridge: How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – 43 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Build a Strong Resili…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula.This is episode 96 – Piotr Stankiewicz – Stoicism in a Pandemic. We talk about mental health; the importance of a strong mindset and how to cultivate it; flexib…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula.This is episode 95 – Kai Whiting on Vegetarian and Vegan Eating. Kai is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoic Philosophy based at UC Louvain in …
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 94 – Thomas Sheedy with Atheists For Liberty. Thomas is the President and Founder of Atheists For…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula.This is episode 93 – Leah Goldrick on overcoming sickness. We talk about the current pandemic, how Leah recovered from the disease, and how Stoicism was helpful…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula.This is episode 92 – David Silverman on Injustice. Dave speaks about injustice he sees from the political left adding his personal experience recovering from #m…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula.This is episode 91 – A Manual of Reformed Stoicism with Piotr Stankiewicz. Recording in April of 2020, we speak about overcoming adversity in a pandemic; mindfu…
 
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 s…
 
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 Practica…
 
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 Phil…
 
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-impro…
 
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 ca…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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 …
 
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 e…
 
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; con…
 
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 ema…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 socia…
 
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 t…
 
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' …
 
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 P…
 
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 Discor…
 
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 divis…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 70 – Perfectionism – Discussion about the perils of too much orientation towards perfection. We should strive for a happy medium, moderation in being conscientious.--Support through Patreon and PaypalDonate: http://jus…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 69 – A Vegan Lifestyle – Reflections on my personal diet and why you should consider making changes for your health, your bank account, the environment, and animals.--Support through Patreon and PaypalDonate: http://ju…
 
Kenny Luck is an author, filmmaker; photographer; videographer; and a doctoral student studying Human Development at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He released the documentary 'Half Empty: Life in America's Unhappiest City' in 2016 and 'Opoid Nation: The Making of an Epidemic' in 2017. He last appeared on this podcast in June of 201…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 67 – Stoicism, Not Feminism: A response to a July 2018 New York Times piece titled 'What Feminists Can Do for Boys' written by feminist author Jessica Valenti in which she encourages rejection of expectations that men …
 
I provide a short overview of practical core ideas in Stoicism which can help you live a more productive, examined, and fulfilled life.--Support through Patreon and PaypalDonate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.co…
 
Today's guest is Simon Drew, host of The Practical Stoic Podcast. We talk about self-improvement, goal setting, motivation, finding meaning in life, spending time well, reducing anxiety, friendship, and music.Simon Drew is a Stoic mindset coach, a personal trainer, photographer, and musician who hails from Australia. He describes Stoicism as the ul…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 64: Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma on Stoicism and Christianity Today's guest is Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA who joins me to talk about similarities and dif…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 63: Interview with the musicians of Cellar Darling. Anna Murphy (songwriter, vocalist, hurdy gurdy player, and flutist) accompanied by Merlin Sutter (drummer and songwriter) joined me for a candid, humble, and insightf…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 62 – David Kyle Johnson on Free Will and Science Fiction. We talk about Mr. Spok, emotions, deliberation, neuroscience, changing habits, self-improvement, and finding meaning in life amidst content presented in his new online …
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 61 – Ward Farnsworth author of The Practicing Stoic. We talk about the psychological benefits of applying Stoicism, finding fulfillment in life, and changing bad habits amidst discussion of his chapters on judgments, externals…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 60 – Steve Karafit of the Sunday Stoic Podcast. We talk about how Stoicism can help us overcome adversity including grief and illness; the appeal of Stoicism to non-religious people; music; and regret. We also talk about Steve…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 58 – Modern Stoicism and Online Communities with Donald Robertson.We talk about the appeal of Stoic Philosophy in modern times, the benefits of online communities, challenges associated with online discussion and moderation, d…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 59 – Responsibilities to Society and Other Beings – a bonus episode this week brought to you by a generous donation from a Patreon supporter amidst upcoming episodes with special guest interviews.Miss Anonymous asks, “What res…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 57 – Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) with SunriseHoodie.Today's special guest, YouTube content creator SunriseHoodie, joins me to talk about MGTOW – men going their own way – parallels and dissimilarities between MGTOW and Sto…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.Today's special guest Massimo Pigliucci joins me to talk about practical applications of Stoicism, how Stoic Philosophy can benefit us in modern times, and address misconceptions about Stoicism. We explore whether Stoicism encourages us to suppress or ignore emotio…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.Kai Whiting joins me to chat about what it means to be rational drawing upon information presented in his paper 'Are Neandrethals Rational: A Stoic Approach.' We discuss similarities between humans and other beings and what obligations we may have to them.Visit my …
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.I respond to the charge of cultural appropriation leveled at teenager Keziah Daum who wore a traditional Chinese dress to her high school prom event. I focus on Stoic themes of cosmopolitanism, humility, and valuing wisdom no matter where it originated to argue, in…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.I identify and explain five Stoic mantas you can use in times of adversity to help you better navigate life and put Stoicism into action: all is well with the commander; adapt to the present; be your own spectator, seek your own applause; let us see who wins; and c…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.Today's guest Gregory Sadler taught Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Critical Thinking courses at universities and prisons for twenty years. He's a public speaker, hosts a popular YouTube channel, offers Philosophical counseling and consulting work, and serves as…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.Although Jordan Peterson does not consider himself a Stoic or mention Stoicism as an inspiration, there are many parallels between messages from Stoic thinkers and Jordan Peterson relating to getting one's life in order; prevailing amidst suffering; capacity for pe…
 
You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.In today's episode, I have a conversation with Matt Thornton about parallels between Stoic Philosophy and mixed martial arts, particularly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Even though you might not practice martial arts, this conversation has lots to offer. We talk about menta…
 
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