Tag: Personal Development

Who was Seneca and Why Should We Study Him?

In this series, join Simon Drew as he dives deep into the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca – the renowned Stoic philosopher, politician, and playwright. In this episode Simon gives a brief overview of Seneca’s life, and he sets the scene for the episodes to come. Become a patron at patreon.com/simonjedrew/ to support Simon’s work […]

A Holiday Recipe for Personal Transformation

For as long as I can remember, I have really loved the Christmas season. Of course, having grown up as a Latter Day Saint in a Christian society, and having parents who have made their entire living in Christmas decorations, it seems only natural that I would have a certain affinity for this holiday. But […]

Sharon Lebell | Stoicism & Buddhism

Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician from Northern California. Her book, “The Art of Living”, is a collection of modern translations of some of Epictetus’ best teachings that has served as a source of inspiration for Stoics all around the world for over 20 years. BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Lebell/e/B000AR8A5U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day Insert Content Template or Symbol About Our GuestPaul has over 30 years of experience in organisational psychology, leadership and personal development. His insights are based on expertise in the theory and more importantly the practice of high performance. He taught at Oxford University, and has four books […]

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible About Our GuestJonathan T. Pennington is currently Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).  He earned a B.A. in History as well as a Teaching Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He received the Master of […]

Scott Aikin | Seneca Outdoing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue

Scott Aikin | Seneca Surpassing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue About Our GuestScott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in […]

Dirk Mahling | Fate, Providence, the Soul & Universal Nature

Dirk Mahling | Fate, Providence, the Soul & Universal Nature About Our GuestFaculty member at the College of Stoic Philosophers (FCSP)Professor Emeritus, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USAFulbright ScholarLicensed Psychologist, GermanyLicensed Autogenic Training/Meditation CouncellorGo-Dan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido, InstructorCertified Advanced Hanggliding Instructor; USHGAOfficer of the reserve in the German ArmyFrigga’s Web Association, […]

Piotr Stankiewicz | Negative Visualisation, Creativity & Social Media

Piotr Stankiewicz | Negative Visualisation, Creativity & Social Media About Our GuestPiotr Stankiewicz is a philosopher, author, and promoter of reformed Stoicism. He’s the author of Does Happiness Write Blank Pages?, On Happiness and Artistic Creativity, Manual of Reformed Stoicism and other books. He writes in English and Polish, he is a member of the Modern Stoicism team. He […]

Mid Year Review + 15 Lessons Learned so far in 2020

Mid Year Review + 15 Lessons Learned so far in 2020 15 Lessons Learned so far in 2020 1. I’ve learned that the goal of our study of philosophy is not to live in the way that they taught, but to think in the way that they thought. Anyone can follow a 10-step program, but the […]

Fiona Simpson | Saving the Mooloolaba Spit & Encouraging Community Involvement

Fiona Simpson | Saving the Mooloolaba Spit & Encouraging Community Involvement About Our GuestFiona Stuart Simpson is an Australian politician serving as Liberal National Party (LNP) member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, representing Maroochydore. Simpson served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 and further served as the Deputy Leader […]