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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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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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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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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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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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easy to understand

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

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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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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.

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worth reading

On the subject informative, on a personal level clarifying. References for other readings are provided.

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Great leaning experience!

Exceptional! For my first foray into this subject matter it was presented in a clear and concise manner.

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Great book

Impressive, the narration is great and the content very valuable. Probably the best option for stoicism starters.

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  • 03-15-21

Great read.

I loved this book gave me a good starting point to my Stoic studies. if you are just starting out, give this a try..

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  • Communityoverprices
  • 01-20-21

Summary of other books

Found the book to be a short summary of other books released prior to this.

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  • Matt
  • 01-09-21

First book on Stoicism I've listened to

As the title states, this is the first book about Stoicism I've listened to, so admittedly I don't have much to compare it with. However, it explained in detail the history, ideas and application of the philosophy. The ideas are many, so I will need to listen to those chapters again, and the book recommends further reading, which I found very useful!