— I’m a psychotherapist —

Since 2002, I’ve been working as a psychotherapist helping people address issues ranging from depression and anxiety to parenting problems and stress management. I’ve worked in community mental health centers, schools, and doctor’s offices. Over the years, I noticed that some people were more resilient than others and I began to study what makes people mentally strong.

— My interest in mental strength is personal —

In 2003, my mother passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm. Then, on the three year anniversary of her death, my 26-year-old husband died of a heart attack. A few years later, my father-in-law lost his battle with cancer. My personal journey through grief taught me a lot about mental strength.



— I’m also an author —

In 2013—at one of the lowest points in my life—I wrote a letter to myself called 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. I published it online in hopes it might help someone else. My letter went viral and was read by over 50 million people across the globe. Soon after, I wrote a book, also called 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. It became an international bestseller and has been translated into more than 30 languages. My latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, teaches parents how to raise mentally strong kids.


— And I’m a mental strength trainer —

I speak to organizations all over the world about mental strength. Whether it’s a quick keynote speech to a group of salespeople or it’s an all-day workshop for pro athletes, I teach people to train their brains to think differently so they can reach their greatest potential. My TEDx talk is one of the top 30 of all time with more than 6 million views. I also teach individuals how to build mental muscle in my online Mental Strength course. I’m also a columnist for Inc., Forbes, and Psychology Today and I am a parenting expert for Verywell.

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By Amy Morin

International bestselling author and leading global expert on mental strength Amy Morin turns her focus to feminism, explaining what it means—and what it takes—to be a mentally strong woman in the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

The emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have awakened society and encouraged women to find their voice and claim their power. But to do this, women must learn to improve their own mental strength. Contending with a host of difficult issues—from sexual assault on college campuses, to equal pay and pay gaps, to mastering different negotiation styles—demands psychological toughness. In this crucial book, prominent psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Amy Morin gives women the techniques to build mental muscle—and just as important, she teaches them what not to do.

What does it mean to be a mentally strong woman? Delving into critical issues like sexism, social media, social comparison, and social pressure, Amy addresses this question and offers thoughtful, intelligent advice, practical tips, and specific strategies and combines them with personal experiences, stories from former patients, and both well-known and untold examples from women from across industries and pop culture. Throughout, she explores the areas women—and society at large—must focus on to become (and remain) mentally strong.

Amy reveals that healthy, mentally tough women don’t insist on perfection; they don’t compare themselves to other people; they don’t see vulnerability as a weakness; they don’t let self-doubt stop them from reaching their goals. Wise, grounded, and essential, 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do can help every woman flourish—and ultimately improve our society as well.

ISBN: 9780062847621
ISBN 10: 0062847627
Imprint: William Morrow

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

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

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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

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