I’ve launched a Patreon.com page to garner support from people who appreciate my contributions. I offer several rewards for patrons.
See my new page on Patreon.com I launched today where I offer rewards to supporters including Twitter follows and shout-outs; ability to offer a topic for a future Stoic Philosophy podcast; a monthly Google Hangout; and a monthly one-on-one discussion. Your monthly support — allowing me to better improve the audio quality of my podcasts and appearances & produce more content — would be appreciated. You can also support me through Paypal with one-time and monthly donations.
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Here are some snippets from my Patreon page including updates about my present and future focuses:
I’m currently focusing on creating YouTube videos and Soundcloud podcasts exploring perennial topics addressed in Stoic Philosophy — a practical philosophy of life popularized by Ancient thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius — which is undergoing a modern rebirth.
I explore gratitude; finding meaning in life; living a good life; moderation; self-esteem; dealing with change; coping with grief, suicidal thoughts, and death; acceptance; friendship; and anger among other topics with an aim to inform, educate, and help others. I’ve also hosted several Stoic Philosophy discussion groups in the Philadelphia area.
In addition to videos and podcasts, I serve as the co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society — a social, educational, activist, and philosophical coalition of atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, and skeptics predicated on community and support which upholds the separation of church and state and upholds critical thinking.
I host monthly meetings with the NEPA Freethought Society and plan to be more active in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area upon returning to the area and resuming my Master’s-level Mental Health Counseling studies at Marywood University for the Fall 2017 semester. I aim to participate in and host community events in addition to producing more Stoic Philosophy material.
Prior to producing Stoic Philosophy content, I engaged in a great deal of community activism including organizing and participating public debates and discussions; working with groups like the ACLU and FFRF seeking to uphold church/state separation; attending and speaking at City Hall meetings; and peacefully protesting.
I’ve also published numerous blog posts and articles concerning atheism, Philosophy, and separation of church and state. I’ve hosted and appeared on podcasts and radio shows. I’ve been featured as a guest speaker for college-level courses; appeared in local, national, and international news; and have spoken for local, state, and national events and conferences. My appearances dating back to 2009 are numerous.
I 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. I formerly worked for 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.
I also play poker; volunteer as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign; play at Greyhawk Reborn events in the Eastern United States; and enjoy metal and progressive rock music.
Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can find links to my social portals including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and see past Stoic Philosophy content on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.
Thanks for your support!