Stoic Philosophy Discussion Group: Gratitude Videos

I hosted a discussion group concerning the topic of gratitude through a Stoic Philosophy perspective with the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia in Willow Grove, PA on March 19, 2017. This is the fourth discussion group in its series following discussion about finding meaning in life, handling adversity, and a general overview of Stoic Philosophy.

Included below is a playlist featuring eight short clips from the event titled ‘don’t let life pass you by,’ display resilience,’ ‘reflect on your past,’ ‘introduction,’ ‘contentment,’ ‘self-reflection,’ ‘don’t catastrophize,’ and ‘value this life.’ Hopefully you can benefit from the content in these videos.

My Stoic Philosophy video series explores the philosophical tradition of Stoicism with goals to inform, empower, and help others benefit from the practical wisdom of Ancient Greek, Roman, and modern thinkers. I tackle many topics including handling adversity, finding meaning in life, working toward contentment, dealing with change, anger, and gratitude.

Stay tuned for more videos and Stoic Philosophy discussion groups I will be hosting in Willow Grove, PA which are free and open to the public.

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.