EP24 - Virtue Challenge - Tranquility w/ Stephen J. Caruso and Dr. Greg Bottaro

by Leo Gallegos October 08, 2020

EP24 - Virtue Challenge - Tranquility w/ Stephen J. Caruso and Dr. Greg Bottaro

Stephen J. CarusoOliver Pappas and myself recently launched, hosted and completed a 13 Day Virtue Challenge hosted on Instagram Live.  Daily conversations exploring Ben Franklin’s 13 human virtues as a framework to elevate our clarity, up our performance and to inspire us to strive for excellence in life and in Faith.  We are resharing all episodes on the Alto podcast!

In this conversation, Stephen hosts Dr. Greg Bottaro explore and unpack the virtue of Humility, "Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable."


Dr. Greg is a Catholic psychologist, and the director of the CatholicPsych Institute and the developer of the Catholic Mindfulness online course. Before getting his doctorate, he spent four years living as a Franciscan friar with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. He ultimately discerned a call to pursue family life. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, Dr. Bottaro returned as a psychologist. His aim is fundamentally the same to serve. Instead of serving those suffering material poverty, he now seeks to serve those with psychological needs.
Key talking points:
  • "True tranquility is the Gospel." - Dr. Greg
  • How we can live tranquility by imitating Jesus.
  • Why tranquility means accepting suffering.
  • How technology use can impact our tranquility (you might be surprised with this one).

Learn more about Dr. Greg and follow him at:



Order Dr. Greg's book, The Mindful Catholic here.

Listen to Alto episode EP11 about Dr. Greg's Faith journey here.


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Leo Gallegos
Leo Gallegos

Leo Gallegos is the founder of Libertas, a Christian apparel brand and content resource for men. After almost a decade in financial services and a short time in higher education at The Catholic University of America, Leo felt God was inviting him to share his love for the beauty and richness of the Faith though Libertas. Leo and his wonderful wife Liz have two young boys and another on the way! They are a military family and currently reside in the Virginia Beach area. Leo is an endurance enthusiast, recently completing two ultra-marathons and is training for his first 100 miler in November. Leo looks forward to sharing more on culture and faith, and how being outdoors, running and hiking, can be great avenues to growth both personally and spiritually. You can read more about Leo, view Libertas' content and shop at libertasalive.com. Follow Libertas and Leo on Instagram @libertas_alive and @catholic.running.guy.

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