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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental StrengthEveryone 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, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views.Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her.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

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor and psychotherapist. She's a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Verywell.

In 2013, her article, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," became a viral sensation when it was read by over 50 million people. Her Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling book, also titled "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," is being translated into more than 25 languages.

Amy's TEDx talk, the Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 4 million views. Her advice has been featured on or in numerous media outlets including Time, Fox News, Today, Fast Company, Oprah.com, Business Insider, Success, Good Housekeeping, Elle, and Cosmopolitan.

Her second book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, goes on sale September 19.

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