318: Kat Fairaway | Havaya, Mindfulness, And Discussion Of Stoic Philosopher Quotes

Actress and filmmaker Kat Fairaway returns on episode 318 of The Armen Show, and we discuss havaya, mindfulness, updates, and 9 quotes from the stoic philosophers Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius.

Kat is an actress living in Los Angeles, who recently starred in three feature films released on Amazon and Lifetime, including: Kidnapped by a Classmate opposite Adam Zastrow (The Kaminsky Method & American Horror Story) and Psycho Escort. Her theater experience includes the world debut of Who You See Here working alongside Tony Award winning writer Matt Hoverman, playing opposite Mather Zickel (I Love you, Man & Rachel Getting Married) and a regional run of Assassins (Squeaky Fromme).

Kat’s passion is expanding and elevating human consciousness, which led to her facilitating with havaya, a group wellness company. You can find them at havaya.one and on IG @havaya.one

Here are the 9 quotes that were discussed in the episode:

Epictetus

  • The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
  • If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
  • The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Seneca

  • True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
  • You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.

Marcus Aurelius

  • Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
  • If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
  • I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.

Links:

Kat on IMDb, IG, Amazon Prime Video, and our previous episode

Jim Carrey Interview mentioned

The School of Life by Alain de Botton

Filming location credit: Boutiq Venice