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Optimize joy, overcome obstacles - discover the calm of stoicism  

Being a stoic means embracing positivity and self-control through the ability to accept the uncertainty of outcomes. With this stoicism guide, the beginner stoic will learn how to take charge of their emotions on the path to sustained happiness and satisfaction.  

This easy-to-navigate stoicism guide gives you the emotional tools needed to let go of the things you can’t control and find joy in what you have. Through thought-provoking strategies and exercises, this book helps you find contentment so you can build closer relationships and become an active member of society.  

The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism includes:  

  • Evolution of stoicism - Discover the history of stoicism and how its principles can help you find peace. 
  • Complete the mindset - Find acceptance using an essential emotional toolkit based on the disciplines of Desire, Action, and Assent. 
  • Time to reflect - Apply what you’ve learned to your own life with ethical questions, quotes, and exercises. 
  • Change your perception, focus on positivity - become the best version of yourself with The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism.

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great book for beginners

great book to learn all the fundamental basics of the world of stoicism. even thought I did know a lot about this philosophy this book helped me solidify the basics.

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  • RANDALL S WALKER
  • 2021-04-28

fast start into pure self-therapy

if you’re struggling in your personal life with overwhelming feelings of self-doubt this book will shine a spotlight on your core misunderstanding. it astounds me that this philosophy has existed right under our noses for 2,500 years and isn’t taught to everyone (or used by psychotherapists.) this book is not encyclopedic, it’s not a reference textbook that takes weeks to wade through. it’s a quickstart like attending a weekend self-help seminar. your eyes will open to how delusional our human minds are and how we can fix them at the convergence of philosophy and psychology. i slowed the reader’s clear deep voice to 80% to ponder every word. my search is over, i have found my truth. 5 star nonfiction at its best. [helpful note: the word “indifferents” is a category of problems we live through every day. it’s a noun developed by these philosophers. it only partially means indifference but he is not saying indifference, he is saying “indifferents.” remember this or you’ll misunderstand the concept.]

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  • L. Friedman
  • 2020-12-16

A great place to start

Clear, easy to understand, and a great place to start if beginning to learn about stoicism.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-11-28

Quality

Valuable and insightful. Helps you address the hard topics in life. Teaches you resilience and compassion, courage and fear. Highly recommend!

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  • Elizabeth Black
  • 2020-01-05

Live Changing, Literally

THIS is the book I needed. Like the author, I found that cognitive behavior therapy tools help control the mind, but studying the Stoics helps you learn how to LIVE. This is not the stoicism that many mistake as being emotionally mute, this is the stoicism that enables you to live joyfully. The value of this particular book by Van Natta is that it makes the basic tenets of the practice easy to understand. Once you understand a concept and can apply it in your daily life, you may not practice it perfectly, but you can really see the benefit in striving to do so! The narration is really good as well. I am grateful when I discover a book like this.

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  • Matthew
  • 2021-05-05

Stoicism made simple to understand.

Absolutely loved it. If you struggle with anxiety or you just want to learn the basics of Stoicism this is the book for you.

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  • Molly
  • 2021-04-22

great start!

listened to it strait through, I do reccomend taking notes. well written and the audio is great

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  • Beth Jensen
  • 2021-04-16

Beneficial beginners guide to stoicism.

Pretty good book. Would recommend. Covers the basics well. I like that he gives recommendations on further reading.

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  • River
  • 2021-04-01

easy to understand

brief and concise. it gives you the overall gist of what Stoicism really is. ideal for beginners

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  • SeaStone
  • 2021-03-12

over all a good intro

I liked it. it was easy to follow along with good pacing. I liked the pacing so there was time to digest the principals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-17

Very easily digestible and pleasant experience.

loved it, finished within less than a week
Easy to follow the language compared to some other titles. pleasant narration. lots of stoic insight and wisdom to learn and cultivate. if you're just starting your Stoic journey, this is one of the best books.