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In Search of Wisdom with J.W. Bertolotti explores how to integrate timeless wisdom into everyday life. We engage in meaningful conversations with leading thinkers in philosophy, leadership, theology, and everything in between. We leave no stone unturned In Search of Wisdom. Learn more at PerennialLeader.com.

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    Dr. Bruce Tallman | The Paradox of Love and Wisdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:20

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Bruce Tallman the author of the new book God's Ecstatic Love. Bruce is a Spiritual Director and Marriage Counselor. He is the author of four books and has written hundreds of articles on spirituality published in the London Free Press and other newspapers and is an adjunct faculty for the Haden Institute for Spiritual Directors Training.  In the conversation, Dr. Tallman and I discuss:Spiritual direction and formationSearching for meaningThe paradox of love and wisdomNavigating suffering in relationshipsWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Dr. Bruce Tallman: brucetallman.com/***This episode is brought to you in high-quality audio courtesy of Squadcast; start your free trial today. Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).

    Chris Fisher | Stoicism as a Way of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 64:16

    In today's episode, my guest is Chris Fisher, the host of the Stoicism on Fire podcast and the creator of TraditionalStoicism.com. Chris started his blog in 2015 to provide material for those who are interested in Traditional Stoic theory and practice. In 2018, he started the Stoicism on Fire podcast. Chris now serves as the second Scholarch of The College of Stoic Philosophers. In the conversation, Chris and I discuss:The search for Stoic wisdomTraditional StoicismThe need for responsibilityHow worldviews shape our actionsWisdom in daily life and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).

    Ryan Hawk | The Pursuit of Excellence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 40:49

    In this episode, my guest is Ryan Hawk (@RyanHawk12), the author of the new book The Pursuit of Excellence. Ryan is the founder and host of The Learning Leader Show (a podcast with nearly 500 episodes). He's an avid speaker on leadership and personal and professional development.In the conversation, Ryan and I discuss:Leadership and excellenceLoving what you doThe connection between gratitude and excellenceHumility and patience on the pathThe wisdom of readingHow to be consistent and much moreSelected books/resources mentioned: The Greats on Leadership by Jocelyn DavisThe Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill WalshGood to Great by Jim CollinsFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).

    Dr. Lisa Miller | The Awakened Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 60:14

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Lisa Miller, the author of the new book The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and our Quest for an Inspired Life. Dr. Miller is a New York Times bestselling author and a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, which is the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology.In the conversation, Dr. Miller and I discuss:Navigating science and spirituality Finding meaning in lifeThe science of desire and clingingWisdom and nature Letting life unfold and much moreConnect with Dr. Lisa Miller:  lisamillerphd.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).

    Shane Trotter | The Wisdom of Standards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 66:21

    In this episode, my guest is Shane Trotter the author of the new book Setting the Bar: Preparing our Kids to Thrive in an Era of Distraction, Dependency, and Entitlement. Shane is a writer, educator, and a Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with a passion for youth development. He has a free weekly newsletter called Stuff They Never Told You that I encourage you to check out at inspiredhumandevelopment.com.  In the conversation, Shane and I discuss:Discerning our path in life The importance of setting standardsHow to cultivate characterThe obstacles to realizing our standards The wisdom of reading and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Nate Anderson | How Nietzsche Can Change Your Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 42:04

    In this episode, my guest is Nate Anderson the author of the new book In Emergency, Break Glass: What Nietzsche Can Teach Us About Joyful Living in a Tech-Saturated World. Nate is the deputy editor at Ars Technica and writes about technology law and policy. In the conversation, Nate and I discuss: Why Nietzsche is an important figure today How Nietzsche can help us move forward in the information ageWhat we can learn about finding meaningThe wisdom of walking How to love life in spite of everything Wisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Nate Anderson: twitter.com/NateXAndersonFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dr. Kevin Vost | Stoicism and the Spiritual Path

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 60:30

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Kevin Vost the author of more than twenty books. Today we discuss the Porch and the Cross and his new book Memorize the Stoics. Kevin is a clinical psychologist, professor, and speaker. His work covers a wide array of topics from ancient philosophy, theology, and even strength training.    In the conversation, Kevin and I discuss: Searching for wisdom The Stoic view of GodPhilosophy and forgivenessNavigating negative emotionsHow to memorize ancient lessons Wisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Dr. Kevin Vost: drvost.com/#homeFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Simon Drew | The Wisdom of Parables

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 75:20

    In this episode, my guest is Simon Drew the author of The Poet & The Sage and host of The Walled Garden podcast. Simon is a poet, musician, philosopher, and friend. He's a repeat guest on the show, I always enjoy connecting with Simon and this conversation was no exception. Today's episode focuses on the wisdom of parables. A parable is generally defined as a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.In the conversation, Simon and I discuss:Forgiveness and loveHow to observe the past without a sense of regretThe role views and beliefs play in shaping our worldHow to navigate the inner criticSearching for wisdom and much moreConnect with Simon Drew: thewalledgarden.com/simon-j-e-drewFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchwisdompodInstagram: instagram.com/searchwisdompodSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    David Robson | The Expectation Effect - How Your Mindset Changes Your World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 51:43

    In this episode, my guest is David Robson the author of the new book The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Change Your World. David is an award-winning science writer specializing in the extremes of the human brain, body, and behavior. David explores cutting-edge research that reveals the many profound ways that our expectations shape our experience. He brings together fascinating case studies and evidence-based science to uncover new techniques that we can all use to improve our fitness, productivity, health, and happiness.In the conversation, David and I discuss:What the expectation effect is and why it mattersThe role our views and beliefs play in shaping our worldThe difference between the expectation effect and positive thinkingThe power of expectations for leaders and educatorsThe wisdom of being kind to yourself and much moreConnect with David Robson: davidrobson.me/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dr. Ron Siegel | The Wisdom of Being Ordinary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 64:28

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Ron Siegel, the author of the new book The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary. Dr. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over three decades. He is a longtime student of mindfulness meditation and is a faculty and board member at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.In the conversation, Ron and I discuss: The good news of being ordinaryWhy we compare ourselves with othersHow to think about self-esteemThe role of mindfulness and self-acceptanceHow to navigate disappointmentsWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Dr. Ron Siegel: drronsiegel.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dr. Kelly Flanagan | Love is the Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 42:55

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Kelly Flanagan (a returning guest on the show) and the author of True Companions, Loveable, and a forthcoming novel titled The Unhiding of Elijah Campbell. Kelly is a clinical psychologist by day, a writer by night, a consultant and speaker in my free time, and an ordinary human, husband, father, and friend in the midst of it all. You can learn more about Kelly's work in the world at drkellyflanagan.com. In the conversation, Kelly and I discuss:The importance of loving yourselfThe role of self-acceptanceLetting go of controlBoth/And thinkingLove and courageNietzsche's concept of Amor Fati and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Andrew Lynn | Classic Wisdom for Modern Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:05

    In this episode, my guest is Andrew Lynn, the author of Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man. Andrew is a lawyer, writer, and author of the ‘Classics for the Modern Man series. His mission as a writer is to draw upon classic texts and traditional wisdom to help us answer some of the most profound questions we face. The Classics for the Modern Man series include Classic Philosophy, Classic Political Philosophy, and Classic Ethics.  In the conversation, Andrew and I discuss:Finding harmony in the Tao Te ChingBlaise Pascal and the role of faithSchopenhauer and the vanity of existenceNietzsche's meaning behind the phrase “God is Dead.”Spiritual Wisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Andrew Lynn:  andrewlynn.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    John Sellars | Stoicism and Epicureanism

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 45:21

    In this episode, my guest is John Sellars, the author of the new book The Pocket Epicurean. Professor Sellars is a Reader in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London. He is also the author of Lessons in Stoicism, The Art of Living, and many others. In the conversation, John and I discuss:Finding TranquilityThe Wisdom of NatureWhat we actually need to live a good lifeHow the Stoics and Epicureans viewed the role of virtueHow to think about emotionsWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with John Sellars:  johnsellars.org.uk/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).

    Owen Flanagan | How to Do Things with Emotions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 65:04

    In this episode, my guest is Owen Flanagan, the author of the new book How to Do Things with Emotions. Owen is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. Owen is also the author of The Geography of Morals, The Problem of the Soul, and others.   In the conversation, Owen and I discuss:Philosophy and emotionsThe study of anger across culturesHow to let go of deeply held emotionsMaking sense of shameWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Owen Flanagan: scholars.duke.edu/person/ojfFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH, our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Stephen Cope | The Dharma in Difficult Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 61:59

    In this episode, my guest is Stephen Cope the author of the new book The Dharma in Difficult Times: Finding Your Calling in Times of Loss, Change, Struggle, and Doubt. Stephen is a best-selling author and scholar who specializes in the relationship between the Eastern contemplative traditions and Western depth psychology. Stephen is a repeat guest on the show! We spoke around a year ago to discuss his book The Great Work of Your Life. In the conversation, Stephen and I discuss:The meaning of DharmaDisorienting Dilemma'sMaking sense of sufferingThe benefits of contemplationLetting go of the outcomeWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Stephen Cope: stephencope.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Cory Allen | The Wisdom of Mindfulness in Daily Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 63:06

    In this episode, my guest is Cory Allen the author of Now is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness. Cory is a meditation teacher, audio engineer, and host of the Astral Hustle podcast where he connects with experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy.In the conversation, Cory and I discuss: Meditating on mortalityImpermanence in daily lifeThe limits of perceptionHow to think about self-improvementWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Cory Allen: cory-allen.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Judith Valente & Br. Paul Quenon | How to Be in the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 50:15

    In this episode, my guests are Judith Valente and Br. Paul Quenon the authors of the new book How to Be: A Monk and a Journalist Reflect on Living & Dying, Purpose & Prayer, Forgiveness & Friendship. In the conversation, we discuss: Discerning your pathBecoming a personThe purpose of lifeHow meditation helps us Be in the worldThe role of friendshipWisdom in daily life and much moreJudith Valente is an award-winning author, journalist, poet, and essayist. She is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. And today she is a sought-after speaker and retreat leader on living a more contemplative life, discovering inner wisdom through poetry, and finding meaning in your work.Brother Paul Quenon, OCSO, entered the Trappists in 1958 at the renowned Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky at the age of 17. Thomas Merton was his novice master and spiritual director. Quenon is the author of 9 collections of poetry and his memoir is titled, In Praise of the Useless Life. Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Beverly Lanzetta | Becoming Wisdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 4:52

    In today's episode, I'm sharing another response to the question What is wisdom? The response comes from my conversation with Dr. Beverly Lanzetta the author of many books from A New Silence, The Monk Within, and Sacred Seasons (a new daily reader). Beverly is a theologian, spiritual teacher, and the author of many ground­breaking books on global spirituality and new monasticism. Dedicated to a vision of theological openness and spiritual nonviolence, her work has won praise for its wisdom, eloquence, and mystical insight and is considered to be a major contribution to a feminine mystical path for the 21st century.  Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dr. Joshua Knabb | Searching for Wisdom in Spiritual Practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 54:41

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Joshua Knabb the author of Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice. Dr. Knabb is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist with research interests in mindfulness-based therapies, the psychology of religion and spirituality, and Christian meditative and contemplative practices.In the conversation, we discuss: Searching for wisdomContemplative practicesNavigating our thoughtsTranscending the selfWisdom in daily life and much moreBook mentioned: A Liberated Mind by Steven HayesConnect with Dr. Joshua Knabb: joshuaknabb.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Steven Nadler | What is Wisdom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 5:01

    In today's episode, I'm sharing another response to the question "what is wisdom?" This short clip comes from my conversation with Steven Nadler the author of Think Least of Death: Spinoza on How to Live and How to Die. Professor Nadler's research focuses on philosophy in the seventeenth century and he's written extensively on Spinoza. Steven also has a new book coming out called When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People. If you enjoy this clip, please share it with others and you can check out our YouTube Channel to hear more clips from In Search of Wisdom.  Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Nic Bommarito | Buddhist Philosophy and Practice for Daily Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 52:55

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Nic Bommarito the author of Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life. Dr. Bommarito is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and his research focuses on questions in virtue ethics, moral psychology, and Buddhist philosophy. Seeing Clearly is a guide to the good life that anyone can follow, laying out the basic philosophical ideas behind Buddhism's teachings and offering practical techniques and practices. This episode was recorded early last year and was one of our first episodes released.  Connect with Nic Bommarito: nicbommarito.com/In the conversation, we discuss: The Problem of SeeingThe Solution to Seeing ClearlyImpermanence and InterconnectionThe Four Noble TruthsBuddhist Practices and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Brandon Tumblin | Stoicism, Happiness, and Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 45:09

    In this episode, my guest is Brandon Tumblin the host of The Strong Stoic Podcast. Brandon is a friend, a deep thinker, and someone with an interesting perspective on life. I highly encourage you to check out his podcast; he explores a wide range of philosophical ideas both solo and with guests. In the conversation, Brandon and I discuss: StoicismHappinessLoveDesireThe Good Life and much moreConnect with Brandon Tumblin:Homepage: brandontumblin.com/Twitter: twitter.com/TheStrongStoicInstagram: instagram.com/thestrongstoic/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelTwitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dilip Jeste | What is Wisdom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 7:58

    In this episode, I share a short clip from my conversation with Dr. Dilip Jeste the author of Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good. Dr. Jeste is a neuropsychiatrist who has spent more than 20 years studying aspects of wisdom and healthy aging. In the conversation, Dr. Jeste discusses the difference between intelligence and wisdom, and answers the question - What is wisdom?Subscribe to our YouTube channel to listen to more clips from In Search of Wisdom. Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Brittany Polat | A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 55:14

    In this episode, my guest is Brittany Polat the author of Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. Brittany believes that anyone who is willing to reflect carefully on life can make progress toward inner peace and contentment. She has a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and her website is livinginagreement.com. In the conversation, we discuss: Searching for wisdomFinding tranquilityPhilosophy for lifeThe Cardinal virtuesWisdom in daily life and much moreLearn more about Brittany's upcoming online conference - Stoics Care Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    James Romm | Dying Every Day, How to Live a Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 41:38

    In this episode, my guest is James Romm the author of Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero. James is a Professor of Classics at Bard College in NY. He specializes in ancient Greek and Roman culture. He has also edited two books on Seneca for the Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers series titled How to Die and How to Keep Your Cool. In the conversation, James and I discuss: The meaning of Dying Every DayThe Two Seneca'sFear and DeathLiving a meaningful lifeHumility and wisdomWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with James Romm: jamesromm.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Carl Erik Fisher | The Urge: Our History of Addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 45:38

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Carl Erik Fisher the author of the new book The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Carl is an addiction psychiatrist, bioethics scholar, and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He is a Zen practitioner, and his clinical work focuses on applications of meditation and mindfulness. Carl also hosts the Flourishing after Addiction podcast.  In the conversation, Carl and I discuss: Addiction and human natureSocial and cultural factors on addictionSelf-acceptance and recoveryWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Carl Erik Fisher: carlerikfisher.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Tim Parks | The Hero's Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 59:59

    In this episode, my guest is Tim Parks the author of the new book The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna. Tim is an acclaimed author, translator, and essayist. He grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981, he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, raising a family of three children. Tim Parks's acclaimed books about Italy include Italian Ways, Italian Neighbors, and An Italian Education. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. Connect with Tim Parks: timparks.com/ In the conversation, Tim and I discuss: Finding your way in lifeThe perils of ambitionThe wisdom of experienceWisdom in daily life and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    William B. Irvine | A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 54:22

    In this episode, my guest is William Irvine the author of A Guide to the Good Life, The Stoic Challenge, and On Desire to name a few. William is a philosophy professor who not only teaches, thinks, and writes about philosophy, but who has adopted a philosophy for living, namely, the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism. In the conversation, William and I discuss: PhilosophyDesire Happiness Tranquility Wisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with William Irvine: williambirvine.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Leidy Klotz | Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 45:10

    In this episode, my guest is Leidy Klotz the author of Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less. Leidy has a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering and studies how we transform things from how they are to how we want them to be. In the conversation, Leidy and I discuss: The science of lessThe research on our tendency to add over subtractingHow this tendency influences organizations and policy decisionsHabits and goalsWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Leidy Klotz: leidyklotz.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    David Fideler | Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 57:02

    In this episode, my guest is David Fideler the author of Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living. David's studied ancient religions and philosophies, the history of science, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and intellectual history.  In the conversation, David and I discuss: The life of SenecaCultivating friendshipNavigating hardshipsOvercoming fear and anxietyWisdom and much moreConnect with David Fideler:Homepage: davidfideler.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Carl McColman | Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:27

    In this episode, my guest is Carl McColman the author of Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life. Carl is a contemplative writer, speaker, and teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and Unteachable Lessons to name a few.In the conversation, Carl and I discuss: The meaning of mysticismExploring various traditionsThe spiritual pathThe wisdom of silence and much moreConnect with Carl McColman: anamchara.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko | The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 61:15

    In this episode, my guests are Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko the authors of the new book The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning. Meghan Sullivan is the Wilsey Family Col­lege Professor in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, director of the God and the Good Life Program, and director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Paul Blaschko is an assistant teaching professor in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He heads up curriculum design and digital pedagogy for the God and the Good Life Program and has recently been working to develop similar curricula at universities across the nation as part of an initia­tive funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.In the conversation, Meghan and Paul provide insights on: The Good LifeFaithSufferingContemplation, and much moreConnect with Meghan and Paul:Meghan Sullivan: meghansullivan.org/Paul Blaschko: paulblaschko.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Donald Robertson | How Compassionate is Stoicism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 72:32

    In this episode, my guest is Donald Robertson the author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor as well as a forthcoming graphic novel titled Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius available for preorder. Donald is a writer, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, and trainer. He specializes in teaching evidence-based psychological skills and is known as an expert on the relationship between modern psychotherapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy.In the conversation, Donald and I spend the majority of the time discussing a recent article titled How Compassionate is Stoicism? Connect with Donald Robertson:Homepage: donaldrobertson.name/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Shimon Edelman | Life, Death, and Other Inconvenient Truths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 57:26

    In this episode, my guest is Professor Shimon Edelman the author of Life, Death, and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist's View of the Human Condition. Shimon is a professor at Cornell University and is interested in all aspects of mind, brain, behavior, and the human condition. At Cornell, Prof. Edelman works on behavioral, neural, evolutionary, and computational aspects of language, vision, consciousness, and happiness.In the conversation, Shimon and I discuss:AmbitionAnxietyUncertaintyHappinessPerception and much moreConnect with Shimon Edelman:Homepage: cornell.edu/shimon-edelmanFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Kevin Griffin | One Breathe at a Time - Buddhist Wisdom for Daily Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 46:22

    In this episode, my guest is Kevin Griffin. Kevin is a long-time meditation teacher and best known as the author of One Breathe at a Time. He also has a daily reader that I'm really enjoying called Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Daily Reflections. Kevin is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. In the conversation, Kevin and I discuss:The search for wisdomThe wisdom of not knowingThe roots of sufferingSitting quietlyWisdom in daily life and much moreConnect with Kevin Griffin: kevingriffin.net/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Karen Swallow Prior | On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 44:57

    In this episode, I speak to Dr. Karen Swallow Prior the author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books. Karen is a Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Relevant, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Religion News Service, Books and Culture, and other places.In the conversation, Karen and I discuss:The connection between reading and virtueWhat it means to be prudentThe perils of perfectionismLanguage and loveHow to see love as a virtue and much moreConnect with Karen Swallow Prior:Homepage: karenswallowprior.com/Twitter: twitter.com/KSPriorFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    On the Shortness of Life | The PERENNIAL Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 5:30

    Welcome and thank you for listening! In today's episode, I am sharing a short reflection from The PERENNIAL Podcast another show we produce at the Perennial Leader Project. In addition to sharing this reflection with you. I wanted to announce that season two of PERENNIAL is starting just after the new year and it will be all about The Wisdom of Seneca. I'll be taking a deep dive into Seneca's writing and connecting with a few guests to discuss the wisdom of Seneca. If that sounds interesting, please join me – you can subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts and learn more at perennialleader.com. I hope you enjoy this episode on the shortness of life.   Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom).  

    Catherine Wilson | How to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 49:33

    In this episode, I speak to Catherine Wilson the author of How to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well.  Catherine received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and has taught at universities in the US, Canada, and Europe. Her research is focused on the relationship between the natural and social sciences and classical philosophical problems in the following areas: the history of atomism and materialism; theories of life and sensory awareness; visuality and aesthetics, and morality and emotions from an evolutionary perspective. In the conversation, Catherine and I discuss:Catherine's path to philosophyThe pivotal figures in EpicureanismPleasure and PainThe virtue of Justice Managing our desires and much more Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Lodro Rinzler | Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 45:30

    In this episode, I speak to Lodro Rinzler the author of Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times. Lodro's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Good Morning America, CBS, and NBC. He is the author of seven meditation books including The Buddha Walks into a Bar and is the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studios in New York City. Lodro has taught meditation for 20 years in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and travels frequently for his books, having spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University, and the White House. In the conversation, Lodro and I discuss:Navigating anxiety and stressFinding wisdomCultivating compassionMeditation in daily life and much more Connect with Lodro Rinzler: lodrorinzler.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Gratitude to Grateful

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 10:18

    In this episode, I am sharing a portion of the conversation we had with Kristi Nelson the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. Kristi has spent most of her adult life in non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development. In a wide variety of roles, she has helped to lead, fund, and strengthen organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. In this portion of the conversation, Kristi provides an important distinction between gratitude and being grateful. Go to episode #10 of In Search of Wisdom to hear the full conversation. Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Susan Liautaud | The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 51:02

    In this episode, I speak to Susan Liautaud the author of The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World. Susan is the founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, which advises clients from global corporations to NGOs on complex ethics matters. She teaches cutting-edge ethics courses at Stanford and has a forthcoming book titled: The Little Book of Big Ethical Questions.  In the conversation, Susan and I discuss:The Power of EthicsAvoiding perfectionism Ethical resilienceCourage and ethics  The importance of expertise and much moreConnect with Susan Liataud:Homepage: susanliautaud.com/Twitter: twitter.com/SusanLiautaudFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Andrew Lynn | Classic Philosophy for Modern Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 66:16

    In this episode, I speak to Andrew Lynn the author of the book Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man. Andrew is a lawyer, writer, and author of the ‘Classics for the Modern Man' series. His mission as a writer is to draw upon classic texts and traditional wisdom in order to help us answer the most profound questions that we face as human beings. The Classics for the Modern Man series include Classic Spirituality, Classic Political Philosophy, and Classic Ethics.    In the conversation, Andrew and I discuss:Classic philosophy for modern lifeAristotle and the golden meanAncient lessons from parablesWilliam Hazlitt on success Finding your path in life and much moreConnect with Andrew Lynn:Homepage: andrewlynn.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Simon Drew | The Poet & The Sage and The Walled Garden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:57

    In this episode, I speak to Simon Drew the author of the new book The Poet & The Sage. Simon is a poet, musician, photographer, and philosophical mentor. He is someone that I've listened to many times over the years through The Practical Stoic podcast which has now transformed into The Walled Garden.   In the conversation, Simon and I discuss:The Poet & The SageSearching for wisdomHow to find our passionCultivating alignment in our livesWhere to begin a path to wisdom and much moreConnect with Simon Drew:Homepage: simonjedrew.com/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Benjamin Lipscomb | How Four Philosophers Revolutionized Ethics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 55:00

    In this episode, I speak to Benjamin Lipscomb the author of the new book The Women are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics. Benjamin is a professor of philosophy, specializes in contemporary ethical theory, the history of philosophy (particularly the history of ethics), legal interpretation, town planning, and Christian worship. His overarching concern, across all these areas, is with issues of character formation. In the conversation, Benjamin and I discuss:His path to philosophyHow we think with othersThe meaning of ethics How four philosophers revolutionized ethicsWisdom for everyday life and much moreConnect with Benjamin Lipscomb:Homepage: houghton.edu/staff-members/benjamin-lipscomb/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Dr. Brian Russell | Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 58:27

    In this episode, I speak to Dr. Brian Russell the author of the new book Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life. Brian is an award-winning professor of biblical studies and a transformational coach for pastors and spiritually-minded professionals. He is also the host of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast. In the conversation, Brian and I discuss:The Practice of Centering PrayerThe Power of Sitting QuietlyThe Obstacles to Sitting in Silence Humility and ConfidenceLove, Compassion, and much moreConnect with Brian Russell:Homepage: brianrussellphd.com/Instagram: instagram.com/yourprofessorforlife/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Lyanda Lynn Haupt | Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:31

    In this episode, I speak to Lyanda Lynn Haupt the author of the new book Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit. Lyanda is an award-winning author, naturalist, ecophilosopher, and speaker whose writing is at the forefront of the movement to connect people with nature in their everyday lives.    In the conversation, Lyanda and I discuss:Eco-PhilosophyCrossroads of Science, Nature, and SpiritThe Power of Solitude Wisdom and LoveThe Practice of Memento Mori and much moreConnect with Lyanda Lynn Haupt:Homepage: lyandalynnhaupt.com/Instagram: instagram.com/lyandahaupt/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Michael Ward | After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 51:54

    In this episode, I speak to Dr. Michael Ward the author of the new book After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man. Michael is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. You can learn more about Michael and his work at michaelward.net. If you purchase After Humanity through the publisher Word on Fire you'll also receive a companion edition of Lewis's The Abolition of Man.   In the conversation, Michael and I discuss:C.S. Lewis and why he is an important figure todayLewis's book The Abolition of ManThe objectivity of valueThe problem of subjectivismHow to integrate our rational and emotional nature and much moreFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Beverly Lanzetta | A New Silence: Spiritual Practices for the Monk Within

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 51:05

    In this episode, I speak to Dr. Beverly Lanzetta the author of many books from A New Silence, The Monk Within, and Sacred Seasons (a new daily reader). Beverly is a theologian, spiritual teacher, and the author of many ground­breaking books on global spirituality and new monasticism.  In the conversation, Beverly and I discuss:Searching for WisdomA New SilenceSeeking TruthThe Practice of Humility and much moreConnect with Beverly Lanzetta:Homepage: beverlylanzetta.net/Instagram: instagram.com/beverlylanzetta/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Oliver Burkeman | Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 52:27

    In this episode, I speak to Oliver Burkeman the author of the new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. Oliver is a great writer, and this book is no exception.  In the conversation, Oliver and I discuss:What makes Four Thousand Weeks different from other books on time managementThe productivity trapWhy it's difficult to find time for the meaningful tasks in our lifeThe importance of patienceWhy accepting our mortality leads us to make wise decisionsLiving in uncertainty and much moreConnect with Oliver Burkeman:Homepage: oliverburkeman.com/Twitter: twitter.com/oliverburkemanFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Massimo Pigliucci | Think Like a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 65:21

    In this episode, I speak to Massimo Pigliucci the author of many books on Stoicism from How to Be a Stoic, A Handbook for New Stoics, and A Field Guide to a Happy Life to name a few. Massimo is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the relationship between science and philosophy and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. Massimo also recently came out with a series of lectures through The Great Courses titled Think Like a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World.  In the conversation, Massimo and I discuss:The connection between science and philosophyWhat makes up a philosophy of lifeHow to choose a philosophy for your lifeThe importance of Stoic practicesHow to think about anger and much moreConnect with Massimo Pigliucci:Homepage: philosophyasawayoflife.blog/Twitter: twitter.com/mpigliucciFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

    Matthew Barzun | The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 53:58

    In this episode, I speak to Matthew Barzun the author of The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go. Matthew is a former US Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden and served as President Obama's National Finance Chair. He has always been fascinated with how we can stand out and fit in at the same time. In the conversation, Matthew and I discuss:The constellation mindset Downsides of the traditional pyramid mindset The importance of broadening our perspectiveWhy we should embrace uncertaintyHow to think about wisdom and much moreConnect with Matthew Barzun:Homepage: matthewbarzun.com/Twitter: twitter.com/matthewbarzunFollow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 

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