Stoic Solutions Podcast
About This Show
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.
Justin Vacula -- host of the Stoic Solutions Podcast -- serves as an counselor-in-training intern in a school-based behavioral health program while studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University in Scranton, PA; hosts monthly meetings for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and plays poker at various casinos in the Eastern United States.
Vacula received bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he worked as a peer tutor at the campus's writing center. He has also worked with the Arc of Luzerne County's Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher's assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events; engaged in a good deal of activism surrounding separation of church and state; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.
Justin regularly exercises; maintains a mostly vegan diet; enjoys metal music; listens to several podcasts; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign; and plays D&D at events throughout the Eastern United States.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Episode 60: Steve Karafit Of The Sunday Stoic Podcast
5 days ago
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's upbringing on a family farm and ethical considerations towards animals and one's diet.
Steve is originally from rural western Ohio where his family still farms the land his great grandfather worked. Steve has an associates degree in Recreation and Wildlife from Hocking College, a B.S. in Field Biology and Environmental Studies Certificate from Ohio University and a M.S. in Systematics and Evolution from the University of Alberta. He is currently a lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Central Arkansas and uploads episodes of the Sunday Stoic Podcast.
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Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
Audio edits are brought to you by John Bartmann:
Stoic Philosophy Facebook group:
Massimo Pigliucci blog 'How to be a Stoic'
Sunday Stoic Podcast:
The Omnivore's Dilemma:
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Cellar Darling 'Hulabaloo'
Anathema 'Leave No Trace'
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