Pursuing the Excellent Life

Live Well & Flourish

Live Well & Flourish

If you’re ready to think beyond material and external success, if you’re ready to take control of who you are and the kind of life you live, if you’re ready to flourish, this podcast is for you. The topics I cover help you understand what it means to live a flourishing life, a life of meaning, satisfaction, and enduring happiness.

(Formerly known as the Rational Ignorance Podcast.)

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The Pillars of Self-Leadership

Jan. 19, 2022

Do you want to take control of your life? Do you want to live a more meaningful life? If so, this episode of Live Well & Flourish is worth your time. In this episode, Craig discusses an approach to self-leadership he develop…

Benjamin Franklin's Method of Self-Improvement

Jan. 5, 2022

Whether you realize it or not, who you are is under your control. You get to decide the sort of person you are and the virtues you exhibit. In this episode, I discuss Benjamin Franklin's "... bold and arduous project of arri…

New Year, New Name

Jan. 1, 2022

The Rational Ignorance Podcast is now Live Well & Flourish. If you're already subscribed to the podcast, you shouldn't have to do anything at all to keep listening, although you might notice our new artwork. Thank you!

Benefits of Gratitude

Dec. 22, 2021

In this episode, I explore gratitude and its many benefits.

Grief and gratitude

Dec. 8, 2021

Grief comes from loss. But gratitude should accompany grief. Listen as Craig reflects on the puzzling relationship between grief and gratitude, and how a deeper understanding of how they interact can help you deal with grief…

Pleasure and Utility

Nov. 24, 2021

We often hear of utility, usually as it relates to economics or usefulness. But there is a different view of utility, one that focuses on pleasure. In this episode, Andrea and Craig discuss this view of utility as pleasure, …

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