— Meet Amy —
As a psychotherapist, Amy Morin recognized that some people overcame adversity, bounced back, and stayed positive more readily than others. And she began studying exactly what made some people so mentally strong.
Her interest in mental strength is also personal. After losing her mother and her husband, she set out on a journey to discover how to live a rich and fulfilling life, despite heartache and pain. When faced with yet another loss, she wrote a letter to herself about the bad habits she needed to avoid if she wanted to stay strong.
A few days later, she published the letter, called 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, online in hopes it might help someone else. The list went viral and was read by over 50 million people. Amy attracted a global audience who insisted she write a book about mental strength.
She quickly became an international bestselling author and her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, have been translated into 32 different languages.
She continues to be a psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Verywell, where her articles reach over 2 million readers every month.
With more than 8 million views, her TEDx talk is one of the most popular talks of all time and she was named one of the top 100 leadership speakers of 2018 by Inc. Featured regularly by national media outlets, Amy has appeared on numerous TV shows, including CNN, Fox News, and the Hallmark Channel.