Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and the author of the NY Times Bestselling book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. She also writes a regular column for The Atlantic called “Dear Therapist.”
She recently launched a podcast with co-host Guy Winch. It’s called “Dear Therapists” and in each episode, she and Guy address a listener’s problem. Then, they follow up with the listener to learn what happened when they followed the advice.
Tony Succar is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer. In 2019, he won two Latin Grammys—one for “Best Salsa Album” and one for being “Producer of the Year.”
Tony is well-known for a project he did called Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. But he’s gone on to create lots of great music since then.
The conversations you have with yourself matter. Your inner dialogue affects how you feel and how you behave.
The things you say to yourself impact you over the long-term. If you call yourself names and put yourself down, your self-worth will be affected. And you might not try hard things because you’ll assume you can’t succeed.
Darryl Strawberry spent 17 years playing major league baseball. He played for both the Mets and the Yankees. He was an 8-time all star and 4-time world series champion.
I collected baseball cards as a kid and I was a big fan of Darryl’s signature bat twirls and home run hits.
But I knew he’d gotten in some trouble over the years with drugs and alcohol and I’d heard he’d served time in prison.
Andrea Bonior is a clinical psychologist, college professor and bestselling author. She also writes a weekly column for the Washington post called “Baggage Check” where she offers her readers great advice.
She’s the author of an amazing book called Detox Your Thoughts. It’s filled with helpful, actionable tips for dealing with unhelpful ways of thinking.
Tim is a former NFL running back who was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008. Before retiring, he also played for Washington and New Orleans.
I met Tim a few years ago and every time I talk to him he’s working on an interesting project. Lately, he spends a lot of time working with young people and encouraging people to create their purpose in life.
There’s a reason Marie Claire calls Amy Chan “A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.”
She went through an extremely tough breakup a few years back. She experienced anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. The experience showed her that there aren’t many resources available for people who are struggling to heal a broken heart.
Do you ever get something stuck in your head and you can’t stop thinking about it? When it’s something like a song it might just feel a little annoying.
But when it’s an unpleasant event that you keep rehashing or a catastrophic outcome that you keep imagining, overthinking will take a toll on your mental health.
Ty Tashiro has a PHD in psychology. He gave a really popular TED talk and he’s the author of a great book called Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome.
He isn’t shy about the fact that he grew up an awkward kid. He shares some embarrassing blunders and talks about how he’s worked to learn new social skills.
You probably know Erin Brockovich’s name from the movie where Julie Roberts played Erin. Despite not having a law degree, Brockovich was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a giant corporation who was polluting the groundwater in California in 1993.
It’s been 20 years since the movie came out and Erin Brockovich hasn’t stopped her environmental activism.
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, the company that is best known for making unsweetened flavor water.
But her path to creating a successful product wasn’t an easy one. She was turned down, discouraged, and outright rejected along the way. But, she persisted in creating a successful company.
When you’re anxious, angry, or stressed out, your brain and body responds accordingly.
Your brain will automatically look for the negative. It’s your brain’s way of helping you detect more danger so it can keep you safe. But the more you dwell on the negative and overlook the positive, the more your feelings will intensify.
Lisa Sharkey is a senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers, one of the biggest publishing houses in the world.
She formerly worked as the president of Al Roker Entertainment and she has served as senior producer for Good Morning America and Inside Edition. She has a lengthy list of accolades including two Emmys, 10 Emmy nominations, and a Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for her work at ABC covering the September 11th terror attacks.
People often ask me, “Why did you pick 13 things?” They think I picked the number 13 because of its association with being unlucky.
But that’s not the case. When I wrote the list, it was a letter to myself during one of the darkest periods of my life. I had no intention of ever making it public.
I’m glad I decided to share it. And I’m honored it resonated with so many people (the original article was read more than 50 million times).
I’ve never called anyone a “living legend” before. And I’m glad because that phrase should be reserved for someone like Dan Gable. He’s even been inducted into the United World Wrestling’s Hall of Fame in the Legend category (only the third person to have that honor).
Dan is a world famous wrestler with a champion’s mindset. When he attended Iowa State University, his record was 117-1. His only loss was in his final match to Larry Owings.
No matter what you’re working on, it’s hard to stay the course when you don’t see any results. This can be especially true when you’re trying to build mental strength.
Building mental strength can be a slow process. You won’t train your brain to think differently overnight.
But there are some exercises that can help you start feeling better right away. And experiencing a little progress like that can help you stay motivated to keep going.
Ally Brooke is multi-platinum singer songwriter who was a member of the group 5th Harmony. She was chosen to be part of the group when she auditioned for the TV show The X Factor.
Her personal and professional life has been filled with ups and downs, however. From her mother’s chronic pain to being body-shamed, Ally has experienced a variety of struggles.
Welcome to The Friday Fix! Every Friday I share a quick mental strength exercise that will help you fix the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that drain you of the mental strength you need to be your best.
If you’ve ever been told you worry too much or that you’re a bit of an “overthinker,” tune in to today’s show.
If you’ve watched the movie Miracle, you know who Mike Eruzione is. He was the captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, and he scored the winning goal against the Soviets.
It’s been 40 years, and we’re still talking about it. When you hear Mike talk about his experience, you’ll understand why. He’s an authentic, strong person who finds genuine joy in life’s simplest pleasures.
When it comes to music, Motiff can do just about anything. He’s an artist, producer, DJ, and songwriter. He frequently works alongside musicians like Pit Bull, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, and Jennifer Lopez.
But his rise to success wasn’t an easy one. He moved to America from Venezuela as a child. He didn’t speak any English. And he had to help care for his father who was sick.
Fifty million people read my article.
At first, I tried to go about my normal daily life. I went to work at my job as a therapist and acted like everything was the same. But in between patients, I checked my email and scrolled through social media.
Actress Juliette Lewis was talking about my article on Facebook. The Prime Minister of…
Every Friday, I share a quick 10-minute mental strength secret that will help fix thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that keep you from being the strongest and best version of yourself.
Today, I’m sharing an exercise that takes less than one minute to help you manage uncomfortable feelings in a healthy way.
Danica McKellar is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. But she’s gone on to accomplish much more since her days as a child actress, including becoming a New York Times bestselling author.
She writes books that teach kids how to handle math more easily. And she explains “new math” to parents.
Everyone struggles with confidence sometimes – at least in some areas of our lives. And if you’re not careful, your insecurities and self-doubts can hold you back.
Heather Monahan is the author of Confidence Creator and the host of a great podcast called Creating Confidence. She’s also a speaker who loves to share her wisdom about confidence to audiences around the globe.
Thomas Brag is one of the founders of Yes Theory, a group of guys who make famous YouTube videos. But Thomas and the other two hosts of Yes Theory aren’t interested in performing dangerous stunts or hazardous pranks to attract views. Instead, they are into creating challenges for themselves that have purpose.
Their motto is “Seek Discomfort.”
James Altucher is an investor, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He’s also the host of a podcast called The James Altucher Show.
You may have heard about him recently as his article about New York City being dead attracted a lot of attention. It even led to a rebuttal from Jerry Seinfield who insists New York isn’t dead.
Do you have trouble
FACING YOUR FEARS?
Do you struggle with
Do negative thoughts
HOLD YOU BACK?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.