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Episode 61: Building Mental Strength with Amy Morin
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A popular misconception about Highly Sensitive people--to those who aren’t very familiar with the trait--is that HSPs are always emotionally fragile and not mentally strong.

But this isn't true. You CAN be mentally strong and an HSP--it's all about your coping skills. That’s why I’m excited to share with you Episode 61's guest, Amy Morin, who is an expert on mental strength.

Amy is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, professor, a TED talk speaker, and published author. In 2013, her post 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, went viral, and ended up being published into a bestselling book and translated into 20 languages. Her post is the most read article of all time on

I was moved by her story and the challenges she’s dealt with in her life, and how she’s found a way to thrive and become an authority on helping others learn how to better cope.

In this episode, Amy talks about:

  • The most common thing mentally strong people don't do
  • How to build mental strength
  • Why seeing a therapist can help, even if you go just once
  • What therapists think about Highly Sensitive People
  • How to stop dwelling on the past
  • How to deal with anticipatory grief

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In the next episode, I'm going back to a solo show and continuing to talk about the benefits of being highly sensitive--a series I started a few shows ago.