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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

53 - Friday Fix: The Mentally Strong People Podcast Is Becoming The Verywell Mind Podcast

3/5/2021
After 53 episodes of Mentally Strong People, I'm excited to share a huge announcement! We're partnering with Verywell Mind to reach even more people. So starting next week, we're going to look a little different. But we'll keep sharing mental strength tips and strategies that can help you think, feel, and do your best. On today's Friday Fix, I share the deeply personal reason behind why this partnership means so much to me.

Duration:00:07:02

52 - How to Clean Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf

3/1/2021
“We can manage our minds. Our minds are malleable. It's a skill that we can actually learn. It's not a therapy technique. It's not a little magic trick. This is hardcore science.” Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist who has spent more than 30 years studying the brain. Her research has found that changing the way you think and changing the way you approach problems can physically alter your brain. She shares how her 5-step approach to mind management can reduce toxic thinking as...

Duration:01:03:22

51 - Friday Fix: How to Conquer a Specific Fear or Phobia

2/26/2021
Whether you're terrified of public speaking or you have claustrophobia, fears and phobias can take a toll on your life. And while some people avoid the things that scare them the most, other people go about facing their fears the wrong way. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to overcome your fears. On this Friday Fix, I share a therapist-approved strategy that can help you conquer your fears once and for all.

Duration:00:08:58

50 - How Being Kind Makes You Stronger with Kindness Expert Houston Kraft

2/22/2021
“I can say, ‘I forgive you and no, you're not allowed to do this.’ That way I can show up more readily with other people in my life and still be kind.” Amy talks to kindness advocate, Houston Kraft. He's reached millions of people with his message that just might change the way you think about kindness. Houston shares why hanging posters that say, "Be Kind," might be doing more harm than good. He also talks about the different types of kindness, how to establish boundaries that help us to...

Duration:00:40:55

49 - Friday Fix: An Exercise to Help You Grow Stronger When You're Feeling Depressed

2/17/2021
When you’re feeling depressed, your brain will lie to you. It will work hard to convince you to do things that keep you stuck in a depressed state. If you’ve battled depression, you are likely aware of the struggles that come with it. Your thoughts will be negative. You’ll feel bad—both emotionally and physically. And you'll have a hard time trying things that might help you feel better. So on today’s Friday Fix, I describe my favorite exercise for combatting depression. It can help you...

Duration:00:12:55

48 - How to Use Adversity to Your Advantage with NBA All-Star Steve Francis

2/15/2021
Steve Francis is a three-time NBA All-Star who played for the Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic, and the New York Knicks. He was so dominant on the court that he earned the nickname "Franchise." He’s known for his speed, fancy ball-handling skills, and extreme dunks. Steve’s rise to NBA stardom wasn’t an easy one, however. He overcame much adversity in his childhood. Unlike some NBA players who had plenty of money and parental support growing up, Steve grew up in poverty. For a while, he...

Duration:00:46:32

47 - Friday Fix: Ask Yourself This Question and You'll Be Kinder to Yourself

2/12/2021
The way you talk to yourself matters. Your inner dialogue can either inspire and motivate you to do your best or it can be the one thing that stands between you and living your best life. For some reason, we think harsh self-criticism will help us do better. We’re afraid to cut ourselves some slack or to use kind words after we’ve messed up. We call ourselves names, put ourselves down, and try to talk ourselves out of doing hard things. But a harsh inner critic does more harm than good....

Duration:00:12:22

46 - How to Stay Relentless with Legendary Composer and Talk Show Host John Tesh

2/8/2021
John Tesh is a musician, radio host, TV show host, and author. His impressive resume includes job titles like news anchor and host for the Olympics as well as host of Entertainment Tonight and creator of the NBA theme song. He’s won six Emmys, been nominated for two GRAMMYs, and has four Gold albums. He has also been awarded an Associated Press award for his investigative journalism. He’s written several books, including his most recent one which is called Relentless: Unleashing a Life of...

Duration:00:38:42

45 - Friday Fix: A Simple Trick to Increase the Chances of Reaching Your Goals

2/5/2021
Sometimes a slight shift in the way you establish a goal can greatly increase your chances of success. Setting a goal like, “I’m going to lose 3 pounds a week,” or “I’m going to pay off $500 in debt this month,” aren’t actually good goals to set. Sure, they’re measurable. But they involve a sort of all-or-nothing mentality. And that "success versus failure" mindset can zap your motivation and cause you to quit. So today I’m going to teach you the science behind goal setting. I’m sharing...

Duration:00:11:22

44 - Face Your Fears with UFC Fighter Felicia Spencer

2/1/2021
Felicia "The FeeNom" Spencer is a math teacher turned UFC fighter. After winning the Invicta Featherweight Championship, she went on to continued success in the UFC, taking on some of the elite fighters of all time (including Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg). Felicia offers some great tips that can apply to anyone who wants to face challenges, test their limits, and step outside their comfort zones.

Duration:00:44:29

43 - Friday Fix: How to Stay Mentally Strong as the Pandemic Rages On

1/28/2021
As the pandemic continues to rage on, everyone is tired. We are all tired of uncertainty, tired of anxiety-provoking headlines, and tired of social distancing. It can be easy to get caught up in some unhealthy habits that will drain you of mental strength right now. So today I'm talking about healthy coping skills. Some of the things I share include the two kinds of coping skills everyone needs, the best strategies for managing uncomfortable emotions, and how to recognize unhealthy coping...

Duration:00:11:20

42 - Develop Self-Discipline with Professional Gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr.

1/25/2021
“There's just always something that you can do that gets you 1% closer. “ Amy talks to professional gymnast and former WWE star turned fitness trainer, Stacey Ervin, Jr. Some of the things Stacey shares include strategies for developing self-discipline, the tricks he uses to stay on track, and how to deal with negative self-talk.

Duration:00:59:27

41 - Friday Fix: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

1/22/2021
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re going to want to tune in to this episode. I’m sharing how to give up the unhealthy yet common parenting habits that are draining kids of the mental strength they need to reach their greatest potential. As a psychotherapist and a foster parent, I’ve seen firsthand how parenting habits directly affect the way kids think, feel, and behave. And while you might have a zillion healthy parenting habits you do already, you might also have a few...

Duration:00:13:45

40 - How to Change the Story You Tell Yourself with Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb

1/18/2021
Amy interviews Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author of The New York Times Best-Selling book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. Lori also writes a regular column for The Atlantic called “Dear Therapist.” Some of the things Lori shares include the difference between pain and suffering, how to change the conversations you have with yourself, and how to make your emotional health a bigger priority in your life.

Duration:00:34:24

39 - Friday Fix: How to Boost Your Mood Right Now

1/15/2021
It’s normal to feel anxious, sad, nervous, scared, or disappointed — along with many other uncomfortable emotions. Sometimes it’s healthy to embrace these emotions. Experiencing them may help you heal. But it’s not healthy to stay stuck in a dark place. When your emotions aren’t serving you well, it’s important to have healthy coping skills that can help you regulate your emotions so you can feel better. And while going for a walk might help one person feel better after a rough day at the...

Duration:00:09:55

38 - Manage Life's Ups and Downs with Latin Music "Producer of the Year" Tony Succar

1/11/2021
Tony Succar is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer. In 2019, he won two Latin GRAMMYs — one for “Best Salsa Album” and one for being “Producer of the Year.” Tony is well-known for a project he did called Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. And he’s gone on to create lots of great music since then, including his GRAMMY-winning album Mas De Mi. Like many people in the music world, Tony experiences pressure to work all the time. And even though he has experienced a lot of...

Duration:00:51:46

37 — Friday Fix: How to Trick Your Brain Into Giving Your Best Performance

1/8/2021
What you think right before you make a sales call or the things that run through your head right before you walk into a party affect how you act. And these conversations you have with yourself can determine whether you close a deal, reach your goals, or have fun. Today I'm sharing how to have a conversation with yourself that will help you succeed. No matter what you’re doing, this little exercise will help you perform at your peak. It’s a trick elite athletes use. But you don’t have to be...

Duration:00:08:29

36 - Turn Your Life Around with Former MLB player Darryl Strawberry

1/4/2021
Darryl Strawberry spent 17 years playing major league baseball for the Mets and then Yankees. He was an 8-time all star and 4-time world series champion. But he got into some trouble over the years. He struggled with addiction and served time in prison. Fortunately, he turned his life around and he's doing well now. On today's episode, he talks about why he struggled with addiction, how he transformed his life, and the steps he's taking to stay mentally strong.

Duration:00:34:51

35 - Friday Fix: 5 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger

1/1/2021
Most New Year's resolutions fail. Yet, most people continue to establish resolutions year after year hoping that somehow, this will be the year that they actually create change. Today, I'll explain why most resolutions don't work. And I'll give you the tools you need to make this year's resolution different. I’m sharing five resolutions that will help you build mental strength in 2021. You can perform these alongside other resolutions (like ones that will help you get healthier or improve...

Duration:00:10:49

34 - Detox Your Thoughts with Psychologist and Best-Selling Author Andrea Bonior

12/28/2020
Andrea Bonior is a clinical psychologist, college professor, and best-selling author. She also writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called “Baggage Check” where she offers great advice for her readers. She’s the author of an amazing book called Detox Your Thoughts. It’s full of helpful, actionable tips for dealing with unhelpful ways of thinking. Andrea is really good at taking complex scientific principles and breaking them down into helpful tips. I invited her on the show to...

Duration:00:45:46