How To Be A Stoic

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Author: Massimo Pigliucci

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352976X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers.' RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC Who am I? What am I doing? How ought I to live my life? Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive. Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person’s character, integrity and compassion. Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.
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Practical Stoicism

A Step-By-Step Guide to Design a Life of Wisdom, Perseverance and Joy: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Life

Author: Nicholas Mayor

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781793405852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

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"How would you feel, if after all hard work and striving for many precious years, you realize that you wasted your entire life? To help you avoid facing such repenting feeling, the ancient yet effective philosophy of stoicism comes to your rescue. You wouldn’t be the first person to explore this unique way of living, our history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers including sport coaches to CEOs and celebrities—have already embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics. The Practical Stoicism is your step-by-step essential guide to teach you this ancient yet effective philosophy to help you selectively design your life full of wisdom and joy, while persevering in the face of toughest situations and adversities. This book will teach you the great wisdom of Stoic philosophers such as such as Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. This book is not merely simply explanation of the ancient philosophy, but the key emphasis of the book is to give you research supported, science backed practical and actionable tips to lead a stoic life. The Practical Stoicism is full of examples and life-scenarios to help you understand this philosophy better, so you can face the challenges of the world in the most practical way." - back cover.
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Exploring Betty A. Reardon’s Perspective on Peace Education

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Author: Dale T. Snauwaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030183874

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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This book presents commentaries by a leading international group of peace education scholars and practitioners concerning Reardon’s peace education theory and intellectual legacy. The guiding question throughout the book is: How can her foundational work be used to advance the theory and practice of peace education? In an attempt to find answers, the contributing authors explore three general areas of inquiry: (1) Theoretical Foundations of Peace and Human Rights Education; (2) Feminism and the Gender Perspective as Pathways of Transformation Toward Peace and Justice; and (3) Peace Education Pedagogy and Practices. A contemplative commentary by Reardon herself rounds out the coverage
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A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792627

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
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Resilience as a Framework for Coaching

A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective

Author: Michael Neenan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429886950

Category: Psychology

Page: 110

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In Resilience as a Framework for Coaching: A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective, Michael Neenan presents an in-depth understanding of resilience and shows how coaches can help their clients to develop and enhance their own resilience. By focusing on the beliefs, emotions and behaviours that promote or hinder the development of resilience, Neenan provides coaches with plenty of discussion points for inclusion in their sessions. The book, written in an engaging and accessible style, includes a chapter showing the unfolding of a five-session course of resilience coaching with lengthy dialogue excerpts between the coach and the client, accompanied by a commentary on the coach’s interventions. Throughout the book there are plenty of case studies and examples of resilience in action. The book ends with a recap on resilience pinpointing some of the key features of a resilient mindset. Written by an established expert in the field of resilience and cognitive behavioural coaching, Resilience as a Framework for Coaching represents an essential resource for those wishing to train in this discipline. The book will appeal to coaches, coaching psychologists, psychotherapists and clinical, health and counselling psychologists with an interest in coaching, human resource professionals, counsellors and trainees in these disciplines.
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The Little Book of Stoicism

Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness

Author: Jonas Salzgeber

Publisher: Jonas Salzgeber

ISBN: 3952506915

Category: Self-Help

Page: 285

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“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” – Epictetus, Stoic philosopher Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts? While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were. This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.
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Amazing Racers: The Story of America's Greatest Running Team and its Revolutionary Coach

Author: Marc Bloom

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 164313177X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The inspiring, untold story about a group of remarkable athletes and their groundbreaking coach who live and train in startling ways—and are redefining running excellence in the United States. What would one call taking teens with no evident running talent and challenging them with boundless hill training combined with mantras from rock ‘n’ roll, techniques from Kenya, philosophy from Australia, and turning them into champions? Is it revolutionary? Or a risky rebellion against running—and teenage—norms? Coach Bill Aris has heard both, but one thing is indisputable. Everything Aris does with his runners—male and female alike—is new and extraordinary, and he has created a new American running dynasty. The cross-country runners of Fayetteville-Manlius, or F-M, in upstate New York have dominated high school running for 15 years, sweeping boys’ and girls’ titles at the Nike Cross Nationals championships (NXN) in 2014 in an unprecedented achievement. The girls’ team, empowered by Aris’ unique, unwavering brand of gender equity, has won 11 of the last 13 NXN titles, some by margins of over 100 points. The boys’ team has the best cumulative national record of NXN podium performances. F-M domination has shocked the sport for its defiance of accepted running principles and limitations. One year at NXN, the F-M girls defeated the all-star field of top teams by an average of 59 seconds per girl in the 5k race. Another year, the girls ran faster than their teenage Kenyan counterparts, who competed in the Portland, Oregon event as an international showcase. Across the country, coaches awed by F-M and unaware of the team’s methods and discoveries, whispered, “How do they do it?” From adopting long-forgotten “Stotan” creeds—combining the rigors of a Spartan and stoic lifestyle—to delving into teenage developmental psychology and gender-blindness in training, Amazing Racers is a must read for millions of runners and the millions more who strive for better performance.
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Stoicism

Rediscover Ancient Wisdom to Gain Perseverance, Resilience, and Improve Your Mental Toughness and Self-Discipline. Ancient Philosophy to Overcome Obstacles in Modern Life

Author: Roman Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781688708945

Category:

Page: 156

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Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book Version for FREE Do you ever feel like you aren't in control of your emotions? Are you looking for moral guidance that can help you achieve the best for yourself? Then keep reading... Whenever we ask ourselves how to face a challenge, or simply how to be happy, we are actually asking ourselves how to best lead our lives. But where can we find valid answers in today's world? The answer surprisingly can be found in the teachings of the most famous ancient philosophers. Their philosophy, known as Stoicism, is a concept founded in ancient Athens that teaches to act on the basis of what is really under our control, and to have, as a wise stoic prayer said, the serenity of accepting the things we cannot change, the courage to intervene on those we can change, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. Stoicism will teach you: History of Stoicism philosophers: including Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus Modern Stoicism and general misconceptions about Stoicism Discipline of action: right action, problem solving, pragmatism, and duty Discipline of will: kindness and virtue, resilience and fortitude, armor fati and acceptance Situational practices (pain management, emotional intelligence, behaviour therapy) Stoicism exercises/practices in everyday modern living Would you like to know more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button
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How to Think about God

An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069119744X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods—from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless local divinities, household gods, and ancestral spirits. One of the most influential Roman perspectives on religion came from a nonreligious belief system that is finding new adherents even today: Stoicism. How did the Stoics think about religion? In How to Think about God, Philip Freeman presents vivid new translations of Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio. In these brief works, Cicero offers a Stoic view of belief, divinity, and human immortality, giving eloquent expression to the religious ideas of one of the most popular schools of Roman and Greek philosophy. On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio are Cicero's best-known and most important writings on religion, and they have profoundly shaped Christian and non-Christian thought for more than two thousand years, influencing such luminaries as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, and Thomas Jefferson. These works reveal many of the religious aspects of Stoicism, including an understanding of the universe as a materialistic yet continuous and living whole in which both the gods and a supreme God are essential elements. Featuring an introduction, suggestions for further reading, and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Think about God is a compelling guide to the Stoic view of the divine.
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