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From Amy Morin, author of '13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do', the article that went viral and garnered a million views in two weeks, comes the ultimate how-to guide to overcome the obstacles getting in the way of a fabulous, more fulfilling and happier life.

Morin knows that of which she speaks. At just 26, while working as a psychologist and therapist, Morin's husband died suddenly. Inwardly reeling, she realised what pitfalls she didn't want to succumb to: self-pity, a sense of entitlement and resentment. In the 10 years since then, she's refined these principles and worked on them with countless patients. The results are impressive.

In this book, we learn to identify the 13 common habits that hold us back in life, and how to avoid them. We go to the gym to build up our physical muscles, but we haven't yet thought about mental strength: the real key to a more productive and meaningful life. This revolutionary book shows you how.

©2015 Amy Morin (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Quite good practical mental health advice

This was overall quite pleasant to listen to. I suggest speeding the reader's voice up just a bit as she can sound very gloomy otherwise. Also, though clearly communicated, some of the points are over explained and there were many lines which spelt out the very obvious. The examples of her clients felt more relevant than some of the inspiring individuals she talked about. Though interesting, the latter did not always feel that relevant, but I guess they added more positive notes to the book. Would probably recommend, even if you don't find any great epiphanies in it, the advice is worth having a reminder of.

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A practical guide to building mental strength

This is a straightforward guide to building your mental strength. There's no waffle or vague affirmations in this book, just down to earth advice to help you find some direction if you sometimes struggle with mental health (who doesn't?). It could almost be called a fitness book for the mind, with lots of practical guidance, in an easy to follow structure.

As others have said the narration by the author let's the audio book down a bit. It's quite monotone, but otherwise well presented.

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Interesting ideas

Some interesting ideas, here. Monotonous voice, though. The narrator may be inspiring on a one to one basis, but is undynamic as a reader and this detracts from the text.

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Couldn’t finish it

Simply couldn’t finish it. I was one hour in and all I’ve learned from it was some vivid explanations of the authors relationship with the loved ones she’s lost and she found god. Sorry, but this wasn’t what I was looking for and I have learned absolutely nothing.

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Just a string of anecdotes

I usually like it when authors read their own works but this one had a very flat and odd delivery which detracted from the message. The book seemed to consist entirely of anecdotes about individuals chosen to support her arguments. I have decided that any book that presents Richard Bransen as someone I should be modelling myself on in any regard has no place on my bookshelf.

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empowering

thank you so much Amy for writing this book. an excellent guide book for life.

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great read,

I read this book because of her TED Talk and I'm really glad that I did some of it is hard to hear when you realise you have techniques but I'm not helping you mentally however her gentle presentation let's you feel that you can begin to change I would recommend this book to family and friends and I plan to read it again and again until I start making some deep changes

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Ok but not a lot of practical use

This is quite interesting but it’s really more of a general pep talk on how to approach life and self improvement. There is very little of practical use to take away.

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Covers a wide spectrum, some resonating chapters.

Overall a good listen, I sped up the narration slightly. Some chapters resonated with me, others didn’t which I skipped, we know which areas we could do with listening too in terms of our mental attributes and Amy does a good job in covering the spectrum .

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Just what I've needed for my anxiety

Very interesting and informative. Definitely will listen to it again in the future. Thanks, Amy

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A great book!

If it doesn't make you a better person, it gives you...a mirror at least! It helps you better understand yourself before trying to fix aspects.