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 61: Ward Farnsworth Author Of The Practicing Stoic
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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, perspective, death, desire, emotion, and adversity.
Ward Farnsworth is Dean of the University of Texas School of Law. He has written extensively on law, rhetoric, and Chess. His prior books include Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric and Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor. His newest book 'The Practicing Stoic' released June 2018.
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Massimo Pigliucci blog 'How to be a Stoic'
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