By Amy Morin

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do The Wall Street Journal BestSeller


13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do will help you:

  • Identify unhealthy thoughts behaviors, and feelings that are holding you back.
  • Learn how to let go of the things that are preventing you from reaching your greatest potential.
  • Discover how to train your brain to think differently.
  • Control your emotions so your emotions don’t control you.
  • Behave productively despite whatever circumstances you find yourself 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 along with her own personal history dealing with tragedy inspired her to write 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, a web post that instantly went viral, and was picked up by Forbes where it has reached over 10 million people.

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 13 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 everyone.

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 challenges.

ISBN-13: 9780062358295
ISBN-10: 0062358294

“Her advice is crisp, precise and actionable.”–Success Magazine

“Great thoughts from Amy Morin LCSW in her new book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. I recommend it.” –John Maxwell, Author of 8 New York Times Bestsellers

“Each chapter delves further into the header, and provides positive and forward-thinking tactics on how to fix your flaw in logic. This is a fantastic book for anyone seeking a reality check.” –Entrepreneur

“Her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do details exactly the sort of destructive thinking you should cut out of your life if you want to radically increase your resilience. If you’re looking to kick some bad mental habits and toughen yourself up, it’s a great source of ideas to get you started.” — Inc.

“Morin’s list of don’ts are applicable in every day life, not just during personal tragedy. Being aware of them can give an individual the power to withstand daily disappointments, setbacks and obstacles.” –The Washington Post




By Amy Morin

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do will help you:

  • Discover mental muscle building exercises that will help your child reach his greatest potential
  • Learn how to parent according to your values in today’s fast-paced world
  • Manage your child’s behavior in a way that teaches her to learn from her mistakes
  • Identify and change the parenting habits that prevent kids from developing resilience
  • Behave productively despite whatever circumstances you find yourself in.

The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.

Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to “protect” kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what “not to do,” which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters.

As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

ISBN: 9780062565730
ISBN 10: 0062565737
Imprint: William Morrow

Amy’s new book is now available at these fine book stores:

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
will be translated into over 30 Languages

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