Stoic Solutions Podcast

Stoic Solutions Podcast

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; loneliness; and anger.... Show More

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August 23, 2020 40 min
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 Resilient Mindset. We talk about how to overcome anxiety, the value of taking on ...
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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; flexibility; personal responsibility; moderation; and how to live a fulilling lif...
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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 Belgium. He tweets @KaiWhiting and blogs at StoicKai.com. His newest pa...
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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 Liberty – a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization. Atheists For Li...
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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 in her recovery. We recorded our conversation at the end of May during s...
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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 #metoo allegations he argues are unsubstantiated. Dave also talks about guilt...
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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; mindfulness; mindset; happiness; and finding fulfillment drawing on themes presen...
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March 25, 2020 11 min
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....
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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, civ...
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September 20, 2019 39 min
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 stoamedi...
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September 14, 2019 54 min
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...
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September 11, 2019 14 min
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...
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September 5, 2019 12 min
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. Suppo...
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February 17, 2019 9 min
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 Disco...
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January 27, 2019 10 min
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 whe...
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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...
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January 5, 2019 12 min
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 D...
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December 24, 2018 10 min
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 ...
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December 16, 2018 7 min
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 Dis...
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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 h...
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