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The Verywell Mind Podcast with Amy Morin

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Editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, therapist, and international bestselling author Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. On Mondays, she interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, 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. Every Friday, she shares a quick exercise that will help you grow mentally stronger.

Editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, therapist, and international bestselling author Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. On Mondays, she interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, 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. Every Friday, she shares a quick exercise that will help you grow mentally stronger.

Location:

United States

Description:

Editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, therapist, and international bestselling author Amy Morin shares actionable advice for developing the mental strength you need to reach your greatest potential. On Mondays, she interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, 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. Every Friday, she shares a quick exercise that will help you grow mentally stronger.

Language:

English

Contact:

2073145218


Episodes

184 - Managing the Stress of Being a Caretaker With Actor Nathan Kress

7/11/2022
Nathan Kress is an actor who is best known for playing Freddie Benson on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, which aired between 2007 and 2012. In 2021, he reprised his role in the iCarly revival. He’s also the co-host of a podcast called RadioActive Dads. He and his co-host, fellow actor Brett Davern, talk about their experiences raising kids. Nathan is also a caregiver. His wife has endometriosis and at times, her symptoms are debilitating. Some of the things he talks about on today's episode...

Duration:00:36:07

183 - Friday Fix: What to Do When You're Emotionally Exhausted

7/8/2022
Have you ever felt so emotionally exhausted that you felt like you have nothing else to give? If so, you’re not alone. There are a lot of people feeling emotionally exhausted right now and there are a lot of reasons why–the pandemic, rising gas prices, economic uncertainty, and ongoing media reports about bad things happening in the world. When you feel emotionally exhausted, the typical self-care tips aren’t likely to work. Taking a bubble bath or getting some exercise might take the edge...

Duration:00:10:13

182 - What to Do When You Feel Completely Alone With Singer/Songwriter Grace Gaustad

7/4/2022
Grace Gaustad is a singer and songwriter who rose to fame at the age 15 when her performance of “Take Me to Church” went viral. She released her debut album, BlKBX, in 2021. In it, she addresses her experiences growing up as part of the LGBTQ+ community and the bullying she endured in school. She’s released several singles in 2022. Grace was bullied throughout her childhood and she often felt alone in her struggles. Now, she's using her platform to help other people who feel alone. As...

Duration:00:35:16

181 - Friday Fix: How to Deal With Crisis Fatigue

7/1/2022
When we’re faced with a crisis, our bodies and our minds gear up to tackle the challenge. Then, when the crisis is resolved, we go back into our normal state of being. Our bodies weren’t meant to stay in a heightened state of alert over a long period of time. So when a crisis doesn’t end fast enough, we grow weary and get what’s known as crisis fatigue. If you’ve developed crisis fatigue, you’re not alone. It’s important to note that crisis fatigue doesn’t mean you’re insensitive, you lack...

Duration:00:11:29

180 - The Science Behind Doing Hard Things With Human Performance Expert Steve Magness

6/27/2022
Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on human performance. He’s worked as a consultant on mental skills development for professional sports teams, including some of the top NBA teams. He co-authored the books Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox with our former guest Brad Stulberg. He also wrote The Science of Running and now he has a new book called Do Hard Things. Some of the things he shares today are why our brains work so hard to keep us inside our comfort zones, how to change...

Duration:00:36:33

179 - Friday Fix: Changes to Your Environment That Will Help You Build Mental Strength

6/24/2022
If you are stressed at work, you might think the solution is to build more mental strength so you can handle workplace issues better. If you’re struggling with anxiety, you might assume you need to meditate more often. But sometimes, the solution to our problems isn’t about working on our inner strength. Instead, the best way to tackle some problems involves making a few changes to the environment. There are some simple changes you can make to the environment to help you build mental...

Duration:00:13:12

178 - This Is How You Get 2% Better With NFL Player/Neurosurgeon Myron Rolle

6/20/2022
Dr. Myron Rolle is a former NFL player turned neurosurgeon. He’s also the author of a new book called The 2% Way. In it, he describes how striving to become two percent each day helped him achieve his goals on the athletic field, in college, and in life. Some of the things he talks about today are how to stay motivated when you're tackling a tough challenge, how to break a big goal into smaller action steps, and how the 2% way can help you reach your greatest potential.

Duration:00:36:33

177 - Friday Fix: How to Cultivate Hope When You Feel Hopeless

6/17/2022
Hope keeps us going through tough times. But we’ve all had times when we’ve felt utterly hopeless. It’s so hard to push through when you don’t have any hope that things will get better. Maybe you have a health issue that causes you to feel utterly hopeless about the future. You might be convinced that no matter what you do or what medication you try, you’re never going to feel better. Or, you might feel hopeless about your financial situation. Looking at your mounting debt may cause you to...

Duration:00:09:32

176 - Brooke Shields Tells Us Why We're Never Too Old

6/13/2022
Brooke Shields has worked in Hollywood since 1978 as an actress and a model. She’s starred on magazine covers across the globe, appeared in movies like Blue Lagoon, and starred in the TV show Suddenly Susan. She’s also a New York Times bestselling author. In 2005, her book Down Came the Rain talked about the debilitating postpartum depression she experienced after the birth of her daughter and this helped reduce the stigma associated with postpartum depression. In 2014, her book, The Was a...

Duration:00:29:38

175 - Friday Fix: How to Keep Going When You Don't Feel Like It

6/10/2022
Whether you don’t feel like working out any longer or you don’t feel like cleaning the house, it’s tough to push yourself to do things you don’t feel like doing. That’s because your brain will try to hijack your behavior. It might tell you that you’re too tired to keep going. Or it might distract you with catastrophic thoughts. But you don’t have to believe your brain when it tells you that you can’t stand to keep going. In fact, pushing yourself to do things you don’t want to do is a great...

Duration:00:10:03

174 - Break Free From Shame with Actor/TV Host Terry Crews

6/6/2022
Terry Crews is an NFL player turned actor and TV host. He has appeared on shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He’s also hosted shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and America’s Got Talent. He’s the author of a new book called Tough. In it, he shares stories from his childhood, his experiences in the NFL, and how his idea of real toughness has evolved over the years. Some of the things he talks about in today's episode are how his definition of toughness has evolved...

Duration:00:40:52

173 - Friday Fix: The 6 Stages of Change

6/3/2022
Whether you want to lose weight or you want to get out of debt, change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process. And much of that process happens long before we even begin to create change.Here are the six stages of change, how to identify which stage you're in, and what you can do to move through each stage.

Duration:00:13:02

172 - Friday Fix: Why TIPP Will Help You Get Through an Emotional Crisis

5/27/2022
When your nervous system is activated and you feel complete panic, thinking calming thoughts might not cut it. Or, when you feel so angry you can’t think clearly, you won’t be able to have a productive problem-solving conversation. Sometimes, it’s helpful to calm your nervous system first. Changing your body’s physiology can calm both your brain and your body. That’s where TIPP comes in. It involves four strategies that can change your body's physiology. And when you've calmed your nervous...

Duration:00:10:25

171 - How to Make Friends and Keep Them with Best-Selling Author Eric Barker

5/23/2022
Eric Barker is the creator of a blog called Barking Up the Wrong Tree which presents scientific answers about how to "be awesome at life." He’s also the author of two best-selling books. Barking Up the Wrong Tree addressed the science of success. His new book, Plays Well With Others, discusses the science behind relationships. Some of the things Eric talks about are why friends might be more important than family when it comes to our health and well-being, how to combat loneliness, and the...

Duration:00:37:43

170 - Friday Fix: How to Prevent Burnout

5/20/2022
Do you ever think you just don’t have any more to give? Are you emotionally exhausted? Do you feel cynical and hopeless? These are just a few signs that you might be experiencing burnout. High levels of chronic stress combined with a sense of feeling stuck can lead to burnout. You can’t always control all the factors that contribute to burnout. An unhealthy work environment may be to blame. But there are steps you can take to improve your individual situation. A few changes to your lifestyle...

Duration:00:13:41

169 - How to Develop Radical Confidence with Author Lisa Bilyeu

5/16/2022
Lisa Bilyeu is co-founder of Quest Nutrition, a billion-dollar company. She’s also the president of Impact Theory, a weekly interview show that uncovers how achievers become successful. She’s now the author of a book called Radical Confidence. In it, she describes how changing her mindset helped her create the life of her dreams. Some of the things she talks about in today's episode are how gratitude was actually keeping her stuck in life, the difference between confidence and radical...

Duration:00:39:13

168 - Friday Fix: How to Stay Mentally Strong When Someone Is Gaslighting You

5/13/2022
When someone is gaslighting you, you’ll likely second guess yourself. Gaslighters are good at convincing you that you’ve lost touch with reality. Whether they lie about your behavior, insist your feelings are irrational, or say your thoughts are distorted, their goal is to cause you to feel as though you’re losing your mind. While gaslighting is most often discussed in terms of romantic relationships, it can occur in other relationships too. Your boss, friends, extended family, or even your...

Duration:00:12:18

167 - Strategies for Healing & Resilience with Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger & Daughter Dr. Marianne Engle

5/9/2022
Edith Eger was a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, a death camp. Dr. Eger and her sister survived, but their parents did not. After the war, Dr. Eger got married and had a baby. She and her husband moved to the United States in 1949, and she got her degree in psychology. She began treating people with PTSD, which inspired her to continue working on healing herself. Now, she’s written two books, The Choice and The Gift, where she...

Duration:00:49:07

166 - Friday Fix: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue

5/6/2022
Do you ever feel like your brain can’t possibly make one more decision? Do simple choices feel overwhelming sometimes? If so, you might be experiencing decision fatigue. It’s a real problem that can affect all of us. Our decision-making mental muscles only have so much energy. And when those reserves are depleted, decision-making can go downhill fast. For some people, decision fatigue causes them to make poor choices. For others, the weariness makes it nearly impossible to decide on anything...

Duration:00:10:37

165 - How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds with Actress Chrissy Metz

5/4/2022
Chrissy Metz is an American actress and singer. She’s best known for her role as Kate Pearson on the TV series This Is Us. She’s been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and she’s won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Chrissy’s 2018 book, This Is Me, became a #1 New York Times Best Seller. In it, she describes her life growing up, the lessons she’s learned along the way, and her tips for living your best life. Some of the things Chrissy talks about today are how...

Duration:00:40:15