Addressing Self-Care, Mental Health Conditions And Philosophy With Stoicare’s Paul Wilson

Caregiving is a full-time job. One that impacts the mental health of the care provider as much as the person who is being cared for. Finding ways to develop a self-care practice for yourself is essential, especially in the mental health field as Paul Wilson will tell you.

A mental health practitioner and volunteer at Stoicare, Wilson shares great insight into the state of the mental health system in the UK and how Stoicism can be applied for caregivers. 

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The Power Of Digital Community And Ethics-Driven Desire With Daniel De La Cruz

The digital marketing world is always changing. New digital agencies pop up and shut down just as quickly and it may be tempting to think that you can ride out uncertainty alone as an agency founder. 

Having a support system, a set of values or philosophy that inspires you to be part of a wider community is the way forward. Building a digital agency community is one of Daniel De La Cruz’ favourite things to do and his personal philosophy is something I can get on board with.

It was a pleasure to chat to Dan about his digital agency experience, the joys of falling into a philosophical rabbit hole, the discipline of boxing and more. 

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Blending Science, Creativity And Comedy In Copywriting With Justin Blackman

There are lots of great copywriters in the world and the beauty of the industry is that each has their own voice, unique style and way of doing things. 

Learning from other copywriters is a fun exercise for me and it was awesome to interview Justin Blackman, who is pretty fly for a write guy. 

Blackman has made a name for himself with voice guides and his scientific approach to copywriting. In this interview, we chat about the crossovers between science and creativity in copywriting, distinguishing yourself as more than a freelancer and the many flavours of voice. 

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Making Philosophy Great Again With Anya Leonard

Philosophy is sexy. At least in my opinion. Ancient philosophers were the rockstars of their time and wisdom was being dropped with the passion of rappers like Eminem and Jay Z.

Today, the topic can be associated with academia but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are others on a mission to make philosophy sexy and Anya Leonard is a fellow traveller.

The founder of Classical Wisdom and an author, Anya runs regular events that make philosophy accessible, fun and down to earth. In this interview we get into the ideal philosophers to invite to a dinner party, good mental health practices and so much more!

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Building Better Time Habits And Boundary Forging With Steve Watson

Time is the most valuable currency we have. It’s also the one we trade away the most and spend on things that can turn out to be the opposite of what we wanted. 

Time management is a universal concept and in this interview I’m joined by Steve Watson, a UK-based time management coach and the founder of 27andahalf. 

An author and creator of the Time Mastery Pyramid, Steve has plenty of insight into how to spend time wisely and it was great to discuss themes of ambition, boundaries, productivity and more.

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Speaking From The Heart About Male Mental Health And Philosophy With Andy Hall

Mental health is an important topic for me, especially male mental health. Breaking down the stigma of men having to grit their teeth and not show emotion is a cause shared by many and Andy Hall is doing his part through public speaking, mentoring and more.

I met Andy at a public speaking workshop and he inspired me to get up and speak about my mental health experiences and why philosophy has been a priceless discovery.

From there, I wanted to hear more about his story and in this interview we discuss being open about mental health, the transformative effects of Stoicism and how to grow old disgracefully.

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On The Hunt For Wisdom With J.W Bertolotti

Philosophy and wisdom go hand in hand. It’s a pursuit of wanting to learn how to live appropriately and using techniques that are practical in daily life. J.W Bertolotti has dedicated himself to this path through the Perennial Leader Project and his podcast In Search Of Wisdom.

It was a pleasure to interview Bertolotti about his experiences with philosophy and as a former air force veteran he’s got plenty of stories to tell. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on Stoicism, love, suffering and what it means to turn knowledge into wisdom. 

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Steven Picanza On Branding The Stoics And Making Philosophy Sexy

There are many paths into philosophy and often the door opens because of setbacks or events beyond our control. This is true for brand strategist Steven Picanza who came to Stoicism through a series of unfortunate events and became stronger.

Co-owner of Latin & Code, Picanza weaves philosophy into his brand strategies and it was great to chat to him about what branding means today, rebranding the Stoics and how to make philosophy sexy again.

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Tyler Paytas On The Practical Wisdom Of The Stoics, Kant And Sidgwick

Philosophy doesn’t have to be confined to the academic world. It can be lived through your actions and through how you view the world. Philosophy can be popularised across different mediums and Tyler Paytas is on a mission to bring philosophy out of academics and into the general population.

An author, teacher, lecturer and admirer of the Stoics, Kant and more, Paytas shares his passion for philosophy in this interview.

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Kevin Rogers On Embracing Your Creative DNA And Practicing With Purpose

Whether you’re new to the copywriting industry or have been in the game for years, there are certain names that stand out. Kevin Rogers is one of them. Comedian, podcaster, radio host and freelancing mentor, Rogers is known as the Copy Chief.

Stoic Athenaeum caught up with Rogers on some of his latest projects, the copywriting lessons he learned from his former life as a stand-up and his writing philosophy.

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