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  • How to Be Stoic in Chaotic Times
  • By: Brigid Delaney
  • Narrated by: Blazey Best
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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By: Brigid Delaney
Narrated by: Blazey Best
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We're all searching for answers to the biggest questions: How can we be good? Find calm? Properly grieve? Beat FOMO? Work out what truly matters? Well, the good news is that the wisest minds in history asked the exact same questions—and they found answers. The ancient philosophy of Stoicism shows us that we are already in possession of the very tools we need to excavate this much-needed wisdom for ourselves.

So into the past we go with Brigid Delaney, to a time not unlike our own: one full of pandemonium, war, plagues, pestilence, treachery, corruption, anxiety, overindulgence, and—even back then—the fear of a climate apocalypse. By living and learning the teachings of three ancient guides, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, Brigid shows us how we can apply their lessons to our modern lives in a way that allows us to regain a sense of agency and tranquillity.

Awash with insight, humor and compassion and filled to the brim with ways you can wrest back control, here are all the reasons not to worry.

©2022 Brigid Delaney (P)2022 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A Woke Person’s Guide to Stoicism?

Well narrated and generally well written when the author stuck to the material however I found myself irritated when her politics crept into the text from time to time - not every reader is going to share her enthusiasm for social justice, climate action or a belief in the evils of capitalism. That aside a good read.

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excellent read

a very well read book on stoicism. there is so much in this book you will need to read it more than once.

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Thought provoking

A great introduction to stoicism. I heard the author on a podcast and that led me to her book. I’ve taken a lot from it and found great techniques to deal with stress, death and anxiety.

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Simply life changing

I’ve had an interest in Stoicism for some time, and an aspiration to adhere to the philosophy with varying degrees of success!
This book has really helped me to break it down and simplify it to the basics. The Control test is something I utilise several times a day.
I bought the audible version then also bought the paperback as I wanted a ready reference that didn’t involve my phone. Brigid presents the concepts in such an easily digestible manner that is totally applicable to our contemporary life.
I’m so glad this book has crossed my path.

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Interesting, applicable, confronting excellent

Day by day situations with friends and family and the knowledge of great thinkers from the past, still current and applicable to us humans.
We haven’t changed much, and this is a good guide to make the difference internally as a single human

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Insightfully Delicious

Full of sweet nuggets of wisdom. A roadmap from the ancients that stand the test of time. It’s a gem of a book.

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Very listenable

I've listened to a few stoicism audiobooks now. Unlike the others this story was told in a 21st century style, with 21st century language and 21st century examples and interpretation. Thank you for writing and then recording this tome.

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A great intro to Stoicism

As the review title suggests, this was a really great intro to the philosophy of Stoicism. I’ve been interested in the idea for a while and really enjoyed this as a start. Will need a re-listen to really soak more in!

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Thank you Brigid.

Love this book. I’d love to see it as a text taught in high school. We all need Reasons Not to Worry.

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Interesting. Learnt a lot

A lot to take in but very interesting and informative. Learnt so much and will practice what is preached.

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