Justin Vacula: What is Stoic Philosophy? (Video)

I recently met with author and independent documentary filmmaker Kenny Luck to record a high-quality short video talking about Stoic Philosophy. I talk about my educational background; topics discussed within Stoic Philosophy such as handling change, improving mindset, being mindful, finding meaning in life; and applications of Stoic Philosophy.

I’ll continue to upload YouTube videos on my channel about these topics and will be hosting an upcoming discussion group concerning gratitude from a Stoic Philosophy perspective for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. I also recently appeared on an episode of the All Politics is Local podcast — soon to be released — to talk about Stoicism and current events.

Find more information about Kenny Luck on his Facebook page. See his recent popular short film Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City and feel free to message him if you’d like to hire him for a project near the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

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; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events.

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. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University’s graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has 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 also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.