Mentally Strong People with Amy Morin

Mentally Strong People with Amy Morin

Life can be difficult and painful at times. Every Monday and Wednesday, psychotherapist, international bestselling author, and mental strength trainer Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. She interviews authors, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, parents, and other mentally strong people who explain the strategies they use to overcome the biggest battle we all face -- the battle within our own minds.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 7 min

If you’ve been told you worry too much or that you’re a bit of an “overthinker,” this episode is for you.

I share a trick that can help you stop worrying so much. It has changed the lives of many of my therapy clients over the years.

It’s a science-backed strategy that really works. And it can be a huge improvement for people who are used to worrying almost 24/7.

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Amy interviews Brad Stulberg, an expert in peak performance and emotional well-being. He’s a bestselling author, has a thriving life-coaching business, and hosts a popular podcast. 

Brad also happens to have OCD. And while some professionals might be tempted to hide a fact like this (especially those who teach others how to manage anxiety), Brad is open about his struggles. 

In this episode, he talks about his experience with OCD as ...

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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. The Soviets were expected to win the gold medal. They dominated hockey every year. 

But the U.S. team pulled off a miracle! And today, Mike Eruzione explains how to go into a situation with the right mindset even when the odds are against you.

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Whether you want to introduce a new healthy habit into your life or you want to get rid of a bad habit that is holding you back, this exercise can help! It takes less than 10 minutes and can increase your motivation and help you resist temptation.

For full show notes, go to https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/

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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 Marc Anthony, Pitbull, 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.

His parents weren’t pleased that he didn’t go to colleg...

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“Time heals nothing. It’s what you do with your time that matters.”

Three years after losing my mother, my 26-year-old husband died. I was a therapist. But the textbook material on grief I had to draw from wasn’t exactly helpful. So I set out to study mental strength by looking at how people who came into my therapy office dealt with their emotional wounds. And I discovered what made some people mentally stronger than others. In thi...

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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.

  • Do you avoid uncomfortable situations sometimes?
  • Do you have trouble tolerating certain feelings, like sadness or anxiety?
  • Do you ever try to numb or suppress your emotional pain? 
  • If you answered yes to any of those questions, this episode is for you! I...

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    Danica McKellar is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. And while she has continued her acting career, she's also made another whole career for herself teaching math to children. Her books are so popular that they've hit The New York Times Best Sellers list.

    Amy talks to Danica about how she reinvented herself. Some of the mental strength building strategies Danica shares include what boosts her mood...

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    Amy interviews Dan Harris about how meditation has helped him manage his anxiety and panic attacks. He also opens up about using cocaine to combat his depression after coming back from Iraq.

    Although he was skeptical about meditation at first, he experienced a panic attack on Good Morning America that helped him realize he needed to make some changes in his life. He stopped using drugs, started taking better care of himself, and la...

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    Amy interviews Heather Monahan, the bestselling author of Creating Confidence, about how to feel confident in any situation you face. Heather shares actionable tips for building healthy confidence in all areas of your life.

    For full show notes, visit https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/

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    Tony Gaskins shares the biggest mistake men and women tend to make in relationships. Amy also talks to Tony about how both men and women can build the mental strength they need to have healthy relationships and the strategies that can help everyone become mentally stronger. 

    For full show notes, visit https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/

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    Amy talks to Thomas Brag, one of the guys from Yes Theory (who got Will Smith to bungee jump out of a helicopter). He makes a living by challenging himself to do hard things and then sharing those challenges on YouTube. Thomas shares how to seek discomfort, manage anxiety, and face your fears head-on.

    For full show notes visit https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/

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    Amy talks to bestselling author and podcast host, Nora McInerny, about how toxic positivity causes more pain. Nora has gone through several losses in a short period of time. She shares how to embrace uncomfortable feelings rather than fight them so you can live a better life.

    For full show notes, visit https://amymorinlcsw.com/noramcinerny

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    Amy talks to entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcast host James Altucher about how to become better at generating new ideas in life. Once called "the most interesting man in the world" by Forbes magazine, James also shares how he experiments with different things in life to figure out what works best for him.

    For full show notes visit www.AmyMorinLCSW.com/JamesAltucher.

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    September 14, 2020 3 min

    Life can be difficult and painful at times. Every Monday and Wednesday, psychotherapist, international bestselling author, and mental strength trainer Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. This trailer gives a sneak peek of the guests that will be interviewed on the show by Amy to share their own strategies on maintaining mental strength through hard times. ...

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    Amy talks to Latin GRAMMY award-winning producer Maffio about how he’s found happiness and inner peace. He shares how he went from living in poverty as a child in the Dominican Republic to becoming a highly sought after music producer and how he’s overcome some of the common battles many creative people in the music industry face -- anxiety and substance use. We discuss dealing with grief, and we talk about having tough conversatio...

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