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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success


SoftCoverIf you have you ever…

  • Complained about all the things you “have to” do in life
  • Been afraid to make major changes out of fear that it might get worse
  • Felt frustrated by your lack of self-discipline
  • Struggled with major regrets about your past

 Then you’ve been face-to-face with some of the 13 common habits that hold us back from success. In her groundbreaking book, 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO (William Morrow Paperbacks; ISBN: 9780062358301; On Sale: March 7, 2017), psychotherapist Amy Morin shares her pragmatic tips to finding better ways to overcome these habits and increase mental strength, happiness, and success in life.

When Morin was twenty three years old and lost her mother suddenly to a brain aneurysm, she allowed herself to grieve and eventually set herself on a path of healing. Three short years later, however, she lost her husband to a heart attack. Grief, again, overwhelmed her – but, with time, it got better. Then, seven years later, after finding love again, when her new husband’s father ran out of treatment options for an aggressive cancer, her whole world-view changed.

It was at that moment that Morin sat down and wrote her now internationally-known viral blog post, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” – based on the 13 Things and habits that could have held her back from navigating personal loss. It resonated so much with readers that it was picked up by, where it was read by 10 million people in just a few weeks and has gone on to receive more than 50 million more on sites like: Business Insider, Lifehack, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Success.

Expanding on her viral post, Amy Morin offers simple yet effective solutions to cope with life’s many challenges.

With anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist, as well as personal stories of how she bolstered her own mental strength – like her annual celebration of her late husband’s birthday (which has involved everything from skydiving to swimming with sharks), Morin opens each chapter with a profile of an individual challenged by one of the 13 Things. Followed by self-identifying quizzes, readers are challenged to determine whether they, too, fall prey to this particular defeating behavior. Outlining ways to shift our thinking, and ending each chapter with bulleted points on common traps for making change, 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO answers what we should not do when we encounter adversity and explains how we can be happy and succeed instead.

AmyMorin-e1446157567537Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin’s specific tips, exercises and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. She is the only person in the psychology industry who is talking about mental strength on a global level. She lives in Enfield, Maine.





Amy Morin answers the question so many of her readers have been asking: as a parent, how do you raise mentally strong kids?

Coming September 2017






13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do:


  1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry For Themselves
  2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power
  3. They Don’t Shy Away From Change
  4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control
  5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone
  6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks
  7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past
  8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over
  9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success
  10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure
  11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time
  12. They Don’t Feel Like the World Owes Them Anything
  13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results


Watch the video trailer of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and learn about the story behind the book.

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do