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The Inner Stoa
10 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Inner Stoa #5 Return to the Well and Nourish your Mind
In times like this, I am reminded to return to the texts and study. Remind yourself why it is you’re fighting to become a healthier and wiser I individual.
60 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Inner Stoa #5
In this episode, John explains how Stoicism has helped improve his overall well being and achieve his goals. John also addresses the misconception that Stoicism is a religion.
27 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
AMA #1 Questions From Listeners Answered
In this first episode of AMA, John answers questions submitted by you the listeners. If you would like to ask your own questions, please send emails to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Thank-you for the support
39 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Inner Stoa #4 Addressing The Elephant In Our Brain
In this episode I walk-through some of the notes I've taken while reading this past week, and read from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations.
24 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Inner Stoa #3 Income and the Desire for More
In this Episode I discuss how much money I make each year, and how I'm convinced the answer is not to simply make more. At what point do we have enough money to live? The Stoics would argue much less than what is flaunted on social media websites, and company advertisements. Is all of this a sham, do we really need to make more money? I try to answer this question and more. Theinnerstoa.com
7 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Inner Stoa #2 The Fate That Is Assigned to you
In this quick episode I speak on my philosophy of how to handle positive events, and to not miss the true opportunities that lie in front of you
31 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Inner Stoa #1 On False Peaks of Success
In this episode I walk through what it was like to win an award for being #1 in Canada in my field, and running a marathon in the same day. I also walk thru our new website Theinnerstoa.com, which has articles and recommended book lists. Here is a link to our website: https://theinnerstoa.com/
50 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Inner Stoa Episode 1. Art of War
In this first episode of The Inner Stoa podcast, I briefly go over the format going forward and discuss the first book: The Art of War by Sun Tzu. The copy of the book I recommend purchasing can be found here: https://www.amazon.ca/Art-War-Word-Cloud-Classics-ebook/dp/B00ILZ8RQ0 Please share this podcast with a friend if you found it reasonably interesting.
10 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Marcus Aurelius - You Must Die
In this episode we discuss the idea of "Momento Mori" or "You Must Die". With each of us faced with death equally, each of us have the same solution. The solution is to start now. You can't control when you die, and you can't control when your mind is taken away from you.
33 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Marcus Aurelius - Wage War On Your Mind
This episode of Stoic Saturday encourages you to declare war on your mind. To take back what is yours, which is your mind. Fix yourself before you try to fix others. By taking back the land that is yours, you can begin construction on your inner citadel.
25 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Marcus Aurelius - Becoming The Ideal
In this episode of Stoic Saturday John reads form Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations". What are you currently doing that you think is "good" for you, but really isn't? You must learn from experience, and from others. Together we can move towards the ideal, and help others become more virtuous. Others topics discussed in this podcast are: staying in the present, betrayal, and accepting what is normal (and not stressing over it). Edition of "Meditations" I read during podcast: https://www.amazon.ca/Meditations-New-Translation-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/0812968255/ref=asc_df_0812968255/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292967644263&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9170187600741566450&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001470&hvtargid=pla-436971915078&psc=1
22 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Discourse With Myself
In this Episode John speaks open mic. Discourse within oneself is hardly a choice. Speak with yourself from time to time. This time happens to be over a podcast.
21 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Seneca - Becoming a Slow Speaking Person
Today we read more Seneca, on the topic of becoming a slow speaking person. Finding the balance between being boring and a fast talker is difficult. Gaining control over your speech, ultimately will make you a more effective communicator.
23 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Seneca The Younger - How to be an effective student
In this episode of Stoic Saturday, John reads from 'Letters From a Stoic" by Seneca. We are all students, but not all effective students. Returning to the same material over and over again is not a sign of weakness, rather a sign of strength. By nourishing your mind with the same philosophy each day, you will develop an understanding beyond that of your "self help junkie" friends.
25 minutes | Jul 13, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Marcus Aurelius Mediations - Why you should prize virtue
In this episode of Stoic Saturday, John reads and develops ideas from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations on the topic of prizing virtue. Do you value public recognition, and materials items? In a world of comparing oneself to millions of people online, and consumer excess makes getting back to the basics of virtue so much more effective.
30 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Stoic Saturday - Marcus Aurelius - How to accept emotions without indulgence
In this episode of Stoic Saturday, John gives a brief intro to stoicism while reading from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Being able to accept emotions without indulging in the aftermath is key to keeping a cool head. The version of "Meditations" used for this podcast can be found at the link below: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812968255/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=b4bbef4e-170e-463d-8538-7eff3394b224&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0679642609&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=199F693S3ZA0Z9WPR2BW&pf_rd_r=199F693S3ZA0Z9WPR2BW&pf_rd_p=b4bbef4e-170e-463d-8538-7eff3394b224
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