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13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,235 ratings  ·  146 reviews
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 in the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

The emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have awakened society and encouraged women to find their voice and claim their power.
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 31st 2018 by William Morrow
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Jayyan Al-Bailasan
1. They don't compare themselves to other people.
2. They don't insist on perfection.
3. They don't see vulnerability as a weakness.
4. They don't let self-doubt stop them from reaching their goals.
5. They don't overthink everything.
6. They don't avoid tough challenges.
7. They don't fear breaking the rules.
8. They don't put others down to lift themselves up.
9. They don't let others limit their potential.
10. They don't blame themselves when something goes wrong.
11. They don't stay silent.
12. They do
Carl Handy
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've had past relationships and friendships with women who weren't mentally strong and it was both confusing and frustrating to deal with. These were amazing women with great potential but always spoke negatively about themselves.

This book helped put into perspective why they were that way and what I can do differently to better help.

More men should be reading this!
An average score as far as self-help books go. That being said, I can see how many would benefit tremendously from her words and suggestions. The format is simple and is broken down in an approachable manner. A huge complaint I have though is there is so much man bashing in this book and no women bashing. Women can treat other women just as horrendously as men but it's not mentioned. ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm filing this one away for future reference, but my quick and dirty read of this Advanced Review Copy is positive. Morin is re-treading familiar territory, but manages to put a new spin on the topic with her case studies and examples in each chapter. The book is perfectly fine in a normal straight-through read, but could also work well as individual topics for introspection or journal explorations. I also think it could work well for a reader to tackle the chapters as they apply to the individ ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clear, concise, well laid out, and inspirational. I got a lot out of this book.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Amy Morin’s 13 Things Mentally Strong...series and this is a great addition. Even though the list contains familiar precepts, the meat of the text is in the examples and in the sound advice. Her expertise really shines through. If anything, this book is a great reminder when unhealthy thoughts creep in.

Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy.
Sofia The Great
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very well researched. It had a lot of helpful tips and great motivation. I would recommend it for others to read.
Shawna P.
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been on a self help book kick this year, hence why I am not reading as much as I normally do, because for some reason, self help books take me longer to read. Nevertheless, I continue to read them and occasionally come across ones that seem like they were written for me.

Girl, I know there are other books that are getting way more traction and hype, but this one tops those. I struggle with a lot of self confidence issues that also play into other facets of my life/personality. This explai
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology, self-help
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Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do felt so good to take in. The book encourages women to build their mental muscles so they can become the strongest and best versions of themselves, as well as create a ripple effect that will inspire others to become mentally stronger. I want to think that I'm mentally strong, but I am self-aware and know that I will always have to continue to work on myself. I felt free and a sense of relief while reading this book, as it provided great reminders of what ...more
Lee Woodruff
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve covered this series of books before, but I found this one particularly interesting as the mother of three daughters during a time when it seems more important than ever to help women find their own voice and channel confidence that can lead to lives with more joy and meaning. OK, that was a mouthful and it sounded like shrink speak, but there is a lot in this book that’s relevant to the mature woman as well. Morin covers everything from social comparison and pressure to social media and sex ...more
Lauren Hillman
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's very rare for me to find a self help book I enjoy. It's extra rare when I finish it. But I enjoyed this book a lot. But my rating is only for books in the self improvement category.

What I liked:

- Chapters each had enough anecdotes woven in to feel like a story so I could enjoy it
- Advice was simple and practical
- Statistics and factoids worked into each chapter were what really interested me - in particular because in every case there was evidence about how women are set up to fail in all
Lisa Gremillion
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't the book I expected, but I was very much surprised and pleased with it! I never really thought I wasn't "mentally strong", but this definitely offers great tips for improving. As a mom of daughters, it made me more aware of the challenges they will encounter in their lives, challenges that I've encountered and didn't even realize they were a source of anxiety and frustration. I am so glad I listened to this book! There were times when the author was a little long-winded about a topic ...more
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Morin's books. I think this one is something women everywhere must read because it tackles a lot of ways women are brought up and the downsides of leaning into those tendencies. But she does so with illustrative examples and positive action items everyone can learn from. I know there are plenty of stories in this book that felt relatable and many questions I seriously want to sit down and ask myself. A great book for reflection and action. ...more
Aubrey Kelley
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
May not be a 5 star reading for everyone, but I felt like this was helpful and gave me practical tips to start big and small changes. It also helped me see and learn my own incorrect patterns or thinking, reasons why I respond the way I do and how to improve the way I think and feel. I loved the case studies and felt like I could relate to a majority of her clients and scenarios. I appreciate the authentic sharing and perspectives given in this book. 👍🏻👍🏻
Babe of Darkness
Jul 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Didn’t learn anything new from this read.
Proves we have all the answers within we just need to ask the right questions.
Believe in yourself, never apologize for who you are and go balls to the wall in everything you do.
Christina Cawrse
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Highly recommend for any woman at any age!
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really important reminders. Morin’s style is incredibly gentle and kind.
Ananda Nadya
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book beyond words. It’s probably the book where I put so much highlight on. While I don’t agree much of what the writer has said regarding gender differences (I grew up in a family where there are no strict differences in roles, for example, I was a tomboy that played video games and play with swords and robot toys all the time), this book is an eye opener for me who often doubt myself. I enjoyed reading the explanations, past research, and the case studies that the writer put to prove ...more
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: readin19
Some helpful stuff here, but it could’ve been a quarter of the number of pages. I still gave it three stars because it addressed what many self-help type books don’t: the systems (i.e. patriarchy, capitalism) in place that create an atmosphere in which only certain types of people and personalities are held up as templates for the rest of us.
Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Good tools. A little dry to read. Favorite quote: “Social media drives comparisons...a study found that a woman’s mood and body image are likely to decline after just 10 minutes spent browsing on Facebook.”
Megan Rymski
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was okay. It was a lot of the methods and strategies I’ve read in other books and not much new content. That being said, all very good things to keep in mind as a woman.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall good reminders for women. Stay strong, speak up, and encourage other women. Thought this could be a tab bit shorter.
Daniela Maria
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some helpful advice was presented in this book and it had alot of valid points.
Mariana Martinez
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I highly recommend this book.
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Has helped me way more than I thought it would.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it liked it
The format of this book is one that doesn't need to be read chapter by chapter, the reader can shuffle and choose what one to go too. I especially liked that it was celebrities telling how they have it all and still get to have meals with the family and solo vacations. Never mentioning the assistants and nannies who make it possible. It is everyday people, even the author shares her moments of being blindsided by life. I think it is a good book for young women to read, especially in the this in ...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
A great book to help you navigate through life using you own gifts and powers. It also helps you to become an authentic person who has authentic relationships. I love that it is well laid out, with some great tips, in an easy to reference way. You can read this book cover to cover or reference tips along the way. I think this book is fantastic for those woman wanting to instill more confidence into daily interactions and to face challenges with some fierce and helpful techniques.
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Highly recommend. Some chapters really resonated with me even when I didn't think certain things pertained to me. ...more
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Amy Morin is the editor-in-chief at Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist and the host of the Mentally Strong People podcast.

Her article, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," has been viewed by more than 50 million readers.

Her book explains the personal story behind that article and provides practical ways to avoid those 13 common pitfalls that can hold us back from reaching our gre

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