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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.

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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.

Stoic Solutions Podcast Justin Vacula

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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.

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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.

    89: How To Have Impossible Conversations With Peter Boghossian

    89: How To Have Impossible Conversations With Peter Boghossian

    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, civility, friendship, and much more.

    Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full time faculty member in the philosophy department at Portland State University and an affiliated faculty member at Oregon Health Science University in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

    He's a national speaker for the Center of Inquiry and the Secular Student Alliance and an international speaker for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

    Peter has an extensive publication record across multiple domains of thought. He is currently serving as a Fellow for the Global Secular Institute's think tank.

    Find his new book 'How to Have Impossible Conversations' on Amazon, Audible, and many other platforms. Follow Peter Boghossian on Twitter @PeterBoghossian – B-O-G-H-O-S-S-I-A-N. Onto the show!

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    https://twitter.com/peterboghossian

    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. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
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    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 52 min
    Episode 88: Discussion with Caleb Ontiveros

    Episode 88: Discussion with Caleb Ontiveros

    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 stoameditation.com. Enjoy our discussion!

    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. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
    http://justinvacula.com/donate/

    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 39 min
    Episode 87: Discussion with Tyler Martina

    Episode 87: Discussion with Tyler Martina

    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 and for positive comments on new episodes this September 2019! Enjoy the discussion – a blast from the past!

    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. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

    Mr. Inkwells:
    https://www.facebook.com/mrinkwells/

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
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    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 54 min
    Episode 86: Happiness From Within

    Episode 86: Happiness From Within

    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; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
    http://justinvacula.com/donate/

    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 14 min
    Episode 85: Crossroads

    Episode 85: Crossroads

    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. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
    http://justinvacula.com/donate/

    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 12 min
    Episode 84: Progress and Setbacks

    Episode 84: Progress and Setbacks

    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 Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, the Cash App, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website.

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    Support my work through Patreon, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links
    http://justinvacula.com/donate/

    Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:
    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/
    SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula
    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula

    Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/

    Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/

    John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63.
    https://www.johnbartmann.com/

    Resources:
    http://justinvacula.com/resources/

    • 9 min

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