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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism.

The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks Jon Brooks

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Modern practical breakdowns of the best ideas in ancient Stoicism.

    Anxiety is Your Friend: Rapid-Fire Anxiety Q&A

    Anxiety is Your Friend: Rapid-Fire Anxiety Q&A

    I sat down to do a somewhat fast-paced Anxiety Q&A with my HighExistence colleague, Mike Slavin. 

    Hope you enjoy it!


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    If you find value in the ideas in this podcast, and you struggle at all with anxiety, fear, or feeling "stuck" in life, I've created the ultimate psychological toolkit drawing on ancient Stoicism and modern science to help you transform debilitating fear into heroic courage.

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    • 42 min
    AMA #2: Stoicism and the ABC of Transformation

    AMA #2: Stoicism and the ABC of Transformation

    Welcome to a sneak peek of the second Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, as part of Stoic Handbook Premium. 

    In the full 45-minute AMA episode, I discuss the following: 


    How to manage holiday indulgenceHow I've used Stoicism in my personal lifeHow to practice the dichotomy of control when loved ones are sufferingAnd links to all resources are mentionedStoic Handbook Premium Get instant access to my meditation courses, exclusive lessons, AMAs, and masterclasses, all ad-free. It's easy! Sign up in two taps!
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    🌊 Learn more about Stoic Anxiety Mastery here.

    • 22 min
    The 3 Stages of Stoic Enlightenment

    The 3 Stages of Stoic Enlightenment

    In this lesson, I talk about the three stages of attachment to externals and the 3 ways we can work with desire. 

    Read more: https://www.stoichandbook.co/how-to-gain-the-powers-of-a-stoic-god/


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    🌊 Learn more about Stoic Anxiety Mastery here.

    • 11 min
    The Marcus Aurelius Morning Meditation That Prepared His Mind for Adversity

    The Marcus Aurelius Morning Meditation That Prepared His Mind for Adversity

    This meditation is part of my 10-day course, The Stoic Survival Guide for Navigating Troubled Relationships and Toxic People.

    To access the entire course for free, you can sign up here.

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    Marcus Aurelius, as emperor of Rome, was the most powerful man in the world. But that did not stop him from having to deal with a difficult son, a lazy co-emperor, and many others who tried to antagonize him or overthrow him. His days were filled with difficult social moments. In this contemplation we practice the exact morning meditation Marcus did each day to prepare his mind for whatever came his way. 
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    If you find value in the ideas in this podcast, and you struggle at all with anxiety, fear, or feeling "stuck" in life, I've created the ultimate psychological toolkit drawing on ancient Stoicism and modern science to help you transform debilitating fear into heroic courage.

    🌊 Learn more about Stoic Anxiety Mastery here.

    • 16 min
    2 Types of Desires That Always Cause Disappointment

    2 Types of Desires That Always Cause Disappointment

    In this lesson, I explain "impossible desires" and "slave desires" to help you form intentions without suffering unnecessarily along the way.

    Further reading:
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    If you find value in the ideas in this podcast, and you struggle at all with anxiety, fear, or feeling "stuck" in life, I've created the ultimate psychological toolkit drawing on ancient Stoicism and modern science to help you transform debilitating fear into heroic courage.

    🌊 Learn more about Stoic Anxiety Mastery here.

    • 13 min
    The Stoic Insult Roadmap: Never Be Socially Harmed Again

    The Stoic Insult Roadmap: Never Be Socially Harmed Again

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    If you find value in the ideas in this podcast, and you struggle at all with anxiety, fear, or feeling "stuck" in life, I've created the ultimate psychological toolkit drawing on ancient Stoicism and modern science to help you transform debilitating fear into heroic courage.

    🌊 Learn more about Stoic Anxiety Mastery here.

    • 31 min

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Powerful

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Stoic joy!

Great content in bite-sized chunks - Love it!

Q Tomo ,

Good advice

Stoicism is full of brilliant advice and I try to follow many of these concepts and philosophies. I have not yet found anything that I wouldn’t say the Buddha taught long before the Romans. I’m in no way critical of Stoic teachings, I think it’s solid advice for a happier life but It does seem to be repackaged Buddhism.

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