BOOK DISCUSSION: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin


Actionable, authentic & raw, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t DoTake Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Successshares insight into making incremental steps towards a positive & mentally strong mindset. I fell in-love the strength of Amy Morin; sharing her personal experiences of devastating loss gave this book the insight to make every piece of advice relatable, achievable & meaningful to me as the reader.

Morin makes everything feel like, “Hey, I can do this!”, i.e. keep a gratitude journal, be active, volunteer, say what you’re grateful for out-loud, focus on the lessons you’ve learned. She explains the positive effects of doing these things & how to do them, which is an extra boost to get up & actually do it.

To give you an idea of the authenticity of this read, Chapter 6 starts with this quote: “Don’t be too timid & squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who doesn’t love a book where each chapter begins with a quote!?

If you’re going through a hard time or struggling to make changes in your life, or maybe you’re in a good place & want to stay there, I highly recommend.

The structure of the book is fantastic, it breaks everything into easily understandable listicles, bullet points & each chapter even has a quick overview/end-of-chapter wrap-up.

Page 80 contains a list, which is now a part of my daily reminders. I flagged the page & keep the book on my nightstand. Each morning when you wake up, take 20 seconds to read this. (You’ll see what I mean.)

Do you flag pages in your book to go back to when you need it–maybe it’s a great quote or a powerful piece of advice? Share your favorite quote or advice you’ve received from a book in the comments below.

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