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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
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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
by Amy Morin
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Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity or agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results all hold us back.

Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the 13 Things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity or agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results all hold us back.

Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the 13 Things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

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  • AMY MORIN is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. Amy serves as Verywell's Parenting Teens Expert and Child Discipline Expert, and is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She is the only person in the psychology industry who is talking about mental strength on a global level. She lives in Enfield, Maine.

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    June 19, 2017
    Psychotherapist Moran’s worthy follow-up to 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do extends her dos-and-don’ts formula to parenting. Each chapter examines one don’t, such as don’t “condone a victim mentality,” “parent out of guilt,” “expect perfection,” “prevent child from making mistakes,” or “confuse discipline with punishment.” And each chapter opens with an anecdote illustrative of the identified problem; contains signs to recognize, new dos to adopt, and sections on different ages; and wraps up with a troubleshooting summary. For example, in “They Don’t Make Their Child the Center of the Universe,” Morin discusses how people trying to avoid mistakes their own parents made often use excessive praise with their kids, unintentionally nurturing narcissism instead of healthy self-esteem. Her combination of common sense backed by research—amply cited—will help parents make a midcourse correction. While the title focuses on the negative, the book itself accentuates the positive. Parents should find Morin’s work inspiring. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich.

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