About the BookOriginally published in hardcover in 2019 by William Morrow.
In the time of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, international bestselling author and leading global expert on mental strength Amy Morin turns her focus to feminism, explaining what it means--and what it takes--to be a mentally strong woman.
The emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have awakened society and encouraged women to find their voice and claim their power. But to do this, women must learn to improve their own mental strength. Contending with a host of difficult issues--from sexual assault on college campuses, to equal pay and pay gaps, to mastering different negotiation styles--demands psychological toughness. In this crucial book, prominent psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Amy Morin gives women the techniques to build mental muscle--and just as important, she teaches them what not to do.
What does it mean to be a mentally strong woman? Delving into critical issues like sexism, social media, social comparison, and social pressure, Amy addresses this question and offers thoughtful, intelligent advice, practical tips, and specific strategies and combines them with personal experiences, stories from former patients, and both well-known and untold examples from women from across industries and pop culture. Throughout, she explores the areas women--and society at large--must focus on to become (and remain) mentally strong.
Amy reveals that healthy, mentally tough women don't insist on perfection; they don't compare themselves to other people; they don't see vulnerability as a weakness; they don't let self-doubt stop them from reaching their goals. Wise, grounded, and essential, 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do can help every woman flourish--and ultimately improve our society as well.
From the Back Cover
Women around the globe, it's time to finally speak up, speak out, be heard, become stronger than ever, and live more meaningful lives. Women encounter a myriad of obstacles, from sexual harassment to unequal pay to objectification and discrimination. But there are very specific tips that each woman, no matter her age or her station in life, can follow right now to make important and significant changes. In this book, women will learn to flex their mental muscles and hurdle over the roadblocks that keep them from achieving their greatest goals. While many people focus on what women should do to live their best lives, only one author will tell women in no uncertain terms which behaviors to avoid in order to become mentally strong.
Now Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, teaches women everywhere how to fortify themselves and face challenges in this powerful, necessary book for our time, breaking down the thirteen habits and mind-sets that women must avoid in order to master their mental strength. These thirteen tried-and-true principles show women how to tackle problems and tough situations in order to live their best--and most powerful--lives, and there's no better guide through the process than Morin, the leading global voice on mental strength. Drawing on scientific evidence, case studies from her own patients, and even celebrity stories of hardship and triumph, Morin shows how mental strength can come from anywhere regardless of career, marriage, or family life.
From introducing ways to stop blaming yourself to becoming a rule-breaker, Morin demonstrates how to navigate some of the hardest challenges that women face, while proposing experience-based solutions that promote mental fortitude. By integrating these easy-to-follow exercises and practical tips into daily life, Morin shows that mental strength is achievable--and necessary--to become a strong woman. In addition she discusses how mental strength practice can help with the difficult realities of sexism that still exist even in the era of the #MeToo movement and awareness of workplace harassment, providing specific strategies for dealing with these persistent issues.
Featuring stories and experiences from dozens of women and offering a timely approach to the hard-hitting difficulties women are facing--including calling out sexism, fighting harassment, and finding confidence--Morin confronts the status quo by giving women the time, space, and energy to prioritize themselves. The end result frees you from the confusing practices and obstacles that women face every day, and helps inspire you to achieve the mental strength you need to create a life of authentic meaning and joy.
Review Quotes"I'm so excited to see this book. I'm going to give it to every person I know, not just every woman I know." --James Altucher "Sage advice on building mental strength. Exemplary guidance for women of all ages."---- Library Journal, starred review