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Thriving in Difficult Times

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: What wisdom can we take from the ancient Greeks to improve our lives today?
Air Date: 1/31/17
Duration: 24:19
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: John Vespasian, Author
John VespasianJohn Vespasian is the author of eight books about rational living, including When Everything Fails, Try This (2009), Rationality Is the Way to Happiness (2009), The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past (2010), The 10 Principles of Rational Living (2012), Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart (2013), Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief (2014), On Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident (2015), and Thriving in Difficult Times: Twelve Lessons from Ancient Greece to Improve Your Life Today (2016).
  • Book Title: Thriving in Difficult Times: Twelve Lessons from Ancient Greece to Improve Your Life Today
Thriving in Difficult Times
The writings and art of ancient Greece show a civilization that seemed to be balanced, relieved of stress, and focused on living life.

And, that focus was on a lifetime, not on a single day’s drama.

Tolerance of other cultures was high. People were accepted the way they were. Common grounds were sought so trade could occur.

The technology level limited medicinal practices. People went to temples when ailing. Treatment was based on lifestyle, including diet, exercise and sleep.

Ancient Greeks had healthy diets. They didn’t have the same stressors driving them to junk food as we do today.

What lessons can we take from the practices of this civilization? Human life isn’t linear. It’s perfectly normal to go through periods of adversity. Things will not stay the same, so remain calm if life doesn't go your way.

Listen as John Vespasian joins Dr. Holly Lucille to impart the wisdom of the ancient Greeks.