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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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  • 28-11-20

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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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  • Susan L
  • 27-11-20

worth reading

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

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  • Anita Maria
  • 07-11-20

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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  • Guillermo Saturno Lobos
  • 29-10-20

Great book

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

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  • Brian Byers
  • 24-07-20

Perfect starting point!

This is exactly the condensed version of Stoicism I needed! A brief history, then straight to the core theories, focusing on how to use them, the potential this philosophy of life has, and great resources for further learning at the end. Perfect! Highly recommended!!!

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  • Michael DeRousselle
  • 07-02-20

This is a good introduction to Stoicism.

I deal with anxiety and depression. Stoicism has helped me, and this book is a good introduction.

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  • Elizabeth Black
  • 05-01-20

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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  • Volha
  • 01-01-20

Concise and informative

Nice book for begginers like me. At first, I was dissapointed that it wasn't Matt who was narrating it but then I appritiaten that it was done by professional because the prononsiation is so clear that I can even do the dishes while listening to it. As for the book itself, I'm gonna listen to it again right away after finishing it. And now I also want a paper version to put some bookmarks, underline some text, etc. It's rather concise and informative

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  • Serena
  • 21-12-19

Worthwhile

It seems to be a good introduction into Stoicism. I really enjoyed listening to it.