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Amy Morin Therapist, Bestselling Author, Host of the Mentally Stronger Podcast

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, international bestselling author and the host of the Mentally Stronger podcast. Her books on mental strength, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, have sold more than 1 million copies and been translated into more than 40 languages.

She’s practiced therapy for over 20 years and she’s a sought after speaker whose TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, has become one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 22 million views.

Amy lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys.

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111 — Redefine Your Self-Worth And Rise Above Societal Expectations With Author Kara Loewentheil &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
111 — Redefine Your Self-Worth and Rise Above Societal Expectations with Author Kara Loewentheil

There are a lot of societal pressures for women to act a certain way. Some of these pressures are subtle while others are more obvious. But the messages women start receiving at a young age can take a…

There are a lot of s…

There are a lot of societal pressures for women to act a certain way. Some of these pressures are subtle while others are more obvious. But the messages women start receiving at a young age can take a toll on their self-worth.When Kara Loewentheil became an Ivy League graduate turned women's rights lawyer, she realized the reason she still didn't feel good enough was because she had bought into some of the messages about how women should be. Now, as a life coach, podcast host, and author, she's showing women how to take back their brains. Some of the things she talks about today are how to dea…

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110 — The One Simple Shift That Will Help You Be Less Judgmental So You Can Have Better Mental Health &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
110 — The One Simple Shift That Will Help You Be Less Judgmental So You Can Have Better Mental Health

Whether you're tempted to judge if someone is a good person based on whether they return their shopping cart or you judge music and movies, judgments aren't facts. And they're surprisingly bad for you…

Whether you're tempt…

Whether you're tempted to judge if someone is a good person based on whether they return their shopping cart or you judge music and movies, judgments aren't facts. And they're surprisingly bad for your mental health.This one simple shift in the way you word something makes a big difference to your psychological well-being. In fact, it's a common strategy used in the therapy office that can help people improve their mental health fast. Here's how to stop being so judgmental, why it's important, and how it can improve your life.Offers From Our SponsorsASPCA Pet Insurance — To explore coverage,…

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109 — Reclaim Your Natural Wild Side In A World That Tries To Keep You Tame With Filmaker/Author Craig Foster &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
109 — Reclaim Your Natural Wild Side in a World That Tries to Keep You Tame with Filmaker/Author Craig Foster

How much time do you spend in nature? Most of us spend far more time indoors than outdoors. And we're more likely to be surrounded by electronics than trees.Craig Foster, the Academy Award-winning fil…

How much time do you…

How much time do you spend in nature? Most of us spend far more time indoors than outdoors. And we're more likely to be surrounded by electronics than trees.Craig Foster, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind My Octopus Teacher, says we've lost touch with our wild side. Not only is that bad for our psychological well-being, but it's harmful to the ecosystem. He's written a book called Amphibious Soul, and he's now encouraging all of us to get in touch with our wild side again. Some of the things he shares are how to rewild ourselves, how to really learn about nature, and how to use nature…

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108 — 10 Signs You'Re Mentally Stronger Than You Think &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
108 — 10 Signs You're Mentally Stronger Than You Think

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be mentally stronger and how to know when you are gaining strength. Unfortunately, society often rewards us for acting tough while not actually…

There are a lot of m…

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be mentally stronger and how to know when you are gaining strength. Unfortunately, society often rewards us for acting tough while not actually being strong. This can lead to confusion and frustration about whether you are getting better and growing stronger.As a therapist, I want everyone to know that if you are doing any of these 10 things, you are probably already stronger than you give yourself credit for. Keep in mind that we are all a work in progress, and there is always room for improvement.Offers From Our SponsorsASPCA Pet Insur…

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107 — Dealing With Panic Attacks With Abc News Reporter Matt Gutman &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
107 — Dealing with Panic Attacks with ABC News Reporter Matt Gutman

Panic attacks and anxiety are common. But almost no one talks about how to deal with them.For years, Matt Gutman, the Chief National Correspondent for ABC News, kept his panic attacks secret. He worri…

Panic attacks and an…

Panic attacks and anxiety are common. But almost no one talks about how to deal with them.For years, Matt Gutman, the Chief National Correspondent for ABC News, kept his panic attacks secret. He worried what people would think if he revealed his mental health struggles. After years of suffering in silence, followed by years of searching for help, he's written a book to help others learn how to cope with panic attacks. Some of the things he shares are the link between anxiety and his childhood trauma, the treatments he found most effective, and the steps he takes to manage his mental health.Lin…

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106 — Get Instant Stress Relief By Gaining Psychological Distance From Your Problems &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
106 — Get Instant Stress Relief by Gaining Psychological Distance from Your Problems

It's probably second nature to get some physical distance from something stressing you out when you can. But what about those times when you can't? You can't run away from a traffic jam or physically …

It's probably second…

It's probably second nature to get some physical distance from something stressing you out when you can. But what about those times when you can't? You can't run away from a traffic jam or physically escape bad news.Fortunately, you can always get psychological distance. Some things you'll learn are strategies for gaining psychological distance, when to use this tool, and how to make it most effective.Offers From Our SponsorsZocDoc — Go to ZocDoc.com/stronger and download the app for free.ButcherBox — Sign up today at butcherbox.com/stronger and use code stronger and choose salmon, chicken…

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105 — How To Become A &Quot;Supercommunicator&Quot; With Best-Selling Author Charles Duhigg &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
105 — How to Become a "Supercommunicator" with Best-Selling Author Charles Duhigg

Improving your communication skills could improve your life in many ways. From deeper relationships to healthier conflict resolution, your communication skills play a large part in the overall quality…

Improving your commu…

Improving your communication skills could improve your life in many ways. From deeper relationships to healthier conflict resolution, your communication skills play a large part in the overall quality of your life.Bestselling author Charles Duhigg says we all have the ability to sharpen our communication skills and become what he calls "supercommunicators." Some of the things he shares today are how to have conversations with strangers, how to avoid the common communication mistakes most of us make, and how to develop deeper relationships.Links & ResourcesCharlesDuhigg.comSupercommunicator…

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104 — What Your Sentimental Keepsakes Reveal About Your Self-Worth &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
104 — What Your Sentimental Keepsakes Reveal About Your Self-Worth

What are some sentimental items you keep despite the fact that they really serve no practical purpose? Whether you keep clothes that no longer fit or you have a collection of birthday cards from child…

What are some sentim…

What are some sentimental items you keep despite the fact that they really serve no practical purpose? Whether you keep clothes that no longer fit or you have a collection of birthday cards from childhood, the items you keep could reveal a lot about you.Here's what the research says about sentimental items, what your keepsakes reveal about you, and the link between emotional attachment to your items and your self-worth.Offers From Our SponsorsBetterHelp — Go to BetterHelp.com/MENTALLYSTRONG today to get 10% off your first month of therapy.Subscribe to Mentally Stronger Premium — Get weekly…

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103 — How To Find Peace In The Unknown With Professor/Author Brian Klaas &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
103 — How to Find Peace in the Unknown with Professor/Author Brian Klaas

The fear of the unknown can cause us to over-plan, micromanage, and worry about things that are beyond our control. But coping with uncertainty feels uncomfortable.According to author/professor Brian …

The fear of the unkn…

The fear of the unknown can cause us to over-plan, micromanage, and worry about things that are beyond our control. But coping with uncertainty feels uncomfortable.According to author/professor Brian Klaas, many of the things that shape our lives aren't really within our control. A chance meeting at the grocery store might have a much more profound effect on your life than where you went to college. His book Fluke explains the role chance and chaos play in our lives. But he says everything we do is still important.Some of the things he talks about today are how to embrace radical uncertainty, …

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102 — How To Stay Mentally Strong When You Get Bad News &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
102 — How to Stay Mentally Strong When You Get Bad News

From job rejections to health problems, bad news is part of life. But the way you respond to bad news can make all the difference in how you feel as you move forward.Staying mentally strong in the fac…

From job rejections …

From job rejections to health problems, bad news is part of life. But the way you respond to bad news can make all the difference in how you feel as you move forward.Staying mentally strong in the face of bad news can help you solve a problem, cope better, and manage your stress. Here are seven strategies that can help you cope with whatever challenges life throws your way.Resources7Cups.comOffers From Our SponsorsBetterHelp — Go to BetterHelp.com/MENTALLYSTRONG today to get 10% off your first month of therapy.Shopify — Sign up for a $1/month trial period at shopify.com/mentallystrongerSub…

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101 — 6 Strategies To Work Through Grief And Heal The Pain With Psychotherapist Meghan Jarvis &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
101 — 6 Strategies to Work Through Grief and Heal the Pain with Psychotherapist Meghan Jarvis

Although everyone experiences Grief sometimes, no one talks about how to grieve. Not knowing what to do when you're experiencing serious emotional pain can compound the hurt. And if you're not careful…

Although everyone ex…

Although everyone experiences Grief sometimes, no one talks about how to grieve. Not knowing what to do when you're experiencing serious emotional pain can compound the hurt. And if you're not careful, you might unknowingly do things that worsen the pain.Fortunately, Meghan Jarvis has studied the concrete strategies that heal. She's a psychotherapist who, after losing both of her parents, realized that the information about Grief is inadequate. She's since written a book, launched a podcast, and made it her mission to help people learn how to grieve. Some of the things she shares today are the…

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100 — 5 Mental Strength Exercises To Do Today To Grow Mentally Stronger (Without Even Getting Off The Couch) &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
100 — 5 Mental Strength Exercises to Do Today to Grow Mentally Stronger (Without Even Getting Off the Couch)

Mental strength is built with exercise, the same way physical strength is built. However, mental strength exercises don't have to be painful or complicated to be effective.There are many small things …

Mental strength is b…

Mental strength is built with exercise, the same way physical strength is built. However, mental strength exercises don't have to be painful or complicated to be effective.There are many small things you can do every day to grow mentally stronger. Sometimes, slight shifts in the way you think, manage your emotions, or take action can make a huge difference to your mindset. Here are five simple but effective ways you can start building mental strength today. And you can do all these exercises right now without even getting off the couch!100th episode giveaway — Enter to win a signed copy of o…

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99 — Break Free From Autopilot And Unleash Your Brain'S Potential With Harvard Professor Jeff Karp &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
99 — Break Free From Autopilot and Unleash Your Brain's Potential with Harvard Professor Jeff Karp

Do you ever feel bored or stuck in a rut? If so, you're not alone. It's easy to go through life on autopilot.But inventor, author, and Harvard professor Jeff Karp says it doesn't have to be that way. …

Do you ever feel bor…

Do you ever feel bored or stuck in a rut? If so, you're not alone. It's easy to go through life on autopilot.But inventor, author, and Harvard professor Jeff Karp says it doesn't have to be that way. Jeff is a biomedical engineer who has invented many interesting things. He's also the author of a new book called LIT: Life Ignition Tools. Some of the things he shares today are how to spark new ideas, solve problems creatively, and find new things to do.Links & ResourcesJeffKarp.comLIT: Life Ignition ToolsSubscribe to Mentally Stronger Premium — Get weekly bonus episodes, monthly bonus con…

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98 — The Ultimate Guide To Finding A Therapist That'S A Good Match For You &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
98 — The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Therapist That's a Good Match for You

It's tough to find a therapist sometimes. The last thing you want to do when you're stressed out or battling a mental health issue is research how to find someone you can talk to. But if you just go w…

It's tough to find a…

It's tough to find a therapist sometimes. The last thing you want to do when you're stressed out or battling a mental health issue is research how to find someone you can talk to. But if you just go with the first therapist you find, you might find they're not the best match for you.Research shows the number one factor that determines the effectiveness of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist. If you find someone you trust and respect, your mental health is much more likely to improve. In this episode, I share concrete steps for finding the best mental health treatment either…

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97 — How Kindness, Goodwill, And A Little Math Can Lead To Real Success With Author James Rhee &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
97 — How Kindness, Goodwill, and a Little Math Can Lead to Real Success with Author James Rhee

Kindness isn't a sign of weakness. It's a sign of strength. But too many people worry that they'll be taken advantage of or that they'll finish last if they're kind.James Rhee says kindness is what wi…

Kindness isn't a sig…

Kindness isn't a sign of weakness. It's a sign of strength. But too many people worry that they'll be taken advantage of or that they'll finish last if they're kind.James Rhee says kindness is what will help you succeed in life. James is a Harvard Law graduate, high school teacher, and private equity investor who was tasked with saving a women's clothing company from liquidation. He's also the author of Red Helicopter, where he shares his operating system of life, money, and joy. Some of the things he talks about today are why kindness is so powerful, how to practice it in everyday life, and h…

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96 — Stop Venting. It'S Making Your Mental Health Worse. &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
96 — Stop Venting. It's Making Your Mental Health Worse.

Venting actually fuels anger and keeps you stuck in a negative mindset. But many people have bought into the idea that you have to vent your frustrations so you don't explode.Research shows there are …

Venting actually fue…

Venting actually fuels anger and keeps you stuck in a negative mindset. But many people have bought into the idea that you have to vent your frustrations so you don't explode.Research shows there are much more effective ways to manage your anger. Some of the things I share are why venting is bad for your mental health, how to process your emotions more healthily, and how to manage your emotions effectively.Offers From Our SponsorsShopify — Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mentallystrongerBetterHelp — Go to BetterHelp.com/MENTALLYSTRONG today to get 10% off you…

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95 — Use The Power Of Your Mind To Heal Your Body With Dr. Josh Axe &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
95 — Use the Power of Your Mind to Heal Your Body with Dr. Josh Axe

The way you think affects everything from the way you feel to the way you perform. It also affects your physical health. There's plenty of research that shows your thought patterns influence your body…

The way you think af…

The way you think affects everything from the way you feel to the way you perform. It also affects your physical health. There's plenty of research that shows your thought patterns influence your body in some interesting ways.Dr. Josh Axe learned this firsthand when he was diagnosed with a serious illness. While he used to think nutrition could heal almost anything, he now realizes mindset is the key to healing your body. Some of the things he talks about are the mind/body connection, how to change the way you think so you can feel your best, and how to use your mind to promote healing within …

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94 — How To Find The Good In Life Without Crossing Into Toxic Positivity &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
94 — How to Find the Good in Life Without Crossing Into Toxic Positivity

Do you dwell on the negative? If so, you're not alone. Our brains are hardwired to look for negative things in life so we will be aware of danger.But it's important for your mental health to also noti…

Do you dwell on the …

Do you dwell on the negative? If so, you're not alone. Our brains are hardwired to look for negative things in life so we will be aware of danger.But it's important for your mental health to also notice good things in life. And it's possible to do so without crossing the line into toxic positivity. Some of the things I share are why it's hard to look for good news, why it's so important to proactively look for good things, and a simple strategy you can use every day to remind yourself of the good things in life.Offers From Our SponsorsShopify — Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period…

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