by Amy Morin.
Expanding on her viral post that has become an international
phenomenon, a psychotherapist offers simple yet effective solutions
for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in
As a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology
instructor, and psychotherapist, Amy Morin has seen countless
people choose to succeed despite facing enormous challenges. That
resilience inspired her to write 13 Things Mentally Strong People
Don't Do, a web post that instantly went viral, and was picked up
by the Forbes website.
Morin’s post focused on the concept of mental strength, how
mentally strong people avoid negative behaviors—feeling sorry for
themselves, resenting other people’s success, and dwelling on the
past. Instead, they focus on the positive to help them overcome
challenges and become their best.
In this inspirational, affirmative book, Morin expands upon her
original message, providing practical strategies to help readers
avoid the thirteen common habits that can hold them back from
success. Combining compelling anecdotal stories with the latest
psychological research, she offers strategies for avoiding
destructive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors common to
Like physical strength, mental strength requires healthy habits,
exercise, and hard work. Morin teaches you how to embrace a happier
outlook and arms you to emotionally deal with life’s inevitable
hardships, setbacks, and heartbreaks—sharing for the first time her
own poignant story of tragedy, and how she summoned the mental
strength to move on. As she makes clear, mental strength isn’t
about acting tough; it’s about feeling empowered to overcome life's
N.B. Apologies for the reduced sound quality in
this episode. We were in a very echoey location and had a couple of
technical hiccups at the time of recording.