Pursuing the Excellent Life
July 20, 2022

In Times of Trouble

Difficult times are an inevitable part of life; you are going to face times of trouble. In this episode, Craig discusses how applying a simple idea from Stoicism helped him get through an especially troubling time, the illness and loss of a loved one. He also describes how using reason, and your knowledge of what is and is not within your control, can help you reduce worry, anxiety, unhappiness and other negative emotions. 


Epictetus, The Enchiridion (Handbook): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/45109/45109-h/45109-h.htm (Free online version)

https://www.amazon.com/Enchiridion-Dover-Thrift-Editions-Epictetus/dp/0486433595 (Amazon)

William B. Irvine, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040JHNQG/ (Note: This is not an affiliate link.)

Live Well and Flourish website: https://www.livewellandflourish.com/ 


The theme music for Live Well and Flourish was written by Hazel Crossler, hazel.crossler@gmail.com.

Production assistant - Paul Robert