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 Verywell Mind, one of the largest mental health sites in the world, shares strategies for building mental strength. On Mondays, we interview authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other mentally strong people who explain the strategies they use to build mental muscle. Every Friday, we share a quick exercise that will help you build mental strength.

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While we're on a brief break, enjoy some of our top episodes! Jenn Mann is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is best known for being the host of VH1’s hit shows Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.  She’s the author of several best-selling books including The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s 6-Step Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy. Some of the things she talks about today are common communication mistakes, how to reconnect with your partner, and how to improve your relationship. Original Episode Air Date: April 25, 2022
While we're on a brief break, enjoy some of our top episodes! In this episode, former Good Morning America anchor Dan Harris talks about how meditation has helped him manage his anxiety and panic attacks. He also opens up about using cocaine to combat his depression after coming back from Iraq. Although he was skeptical about meditation at first, he experienced a panic attack on Good Morning America that helped him realize he needed to make some changes in his life. He stopped using drugs, started taking better care of himself, and launched a daily meditation practice.  He addresses some of the biggest misconceptions about meditation, shares the biggest benefits he's gained, and provides a quick step-by-step process for beginners to try meditation right now. Original Episode Air Date: October 5, 2020
Do you struggle to find healthy ways to deal with family dysfunction? If so, you're not alone. Therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab has some ideas on how to manage issues with friends and family without all the drama. Some of the things she talks about today are recognizing when you're getting pulled into dysfunction, setting time boundaries, and dealing with privacy issues. To learn more about Nedra, visit her website or check out her new best-selling book, Drama Free.
Panic attacks involve an intense fear that comes out of the blue. It creates physical symptoms within the body, such as a rapid heart rate, dizziness, and sweating. Many people live in great fear of when they'll have another panic attack and often worry that it will happen in public. Fortunately, there are some strategies that can help you get through a panic attack while also making the fear another one a lot less scary. The 5-4-3-2-1 strategy can help ground you when your body and your mind are in a state of sheer panic.
Have you ever wondered why you keep dreaming that you're falling? Or have you ever dreamed that you showed up somewhere without your clothes on? If so, you're not alone. And while you might try to brush off your dreams by telling yourself that they are just your brain telling stories while you're sleeping, there's evidence that suggests your dreams can have deeper meanings. Jesse Lyon is a therapist and dream scientist. And on today's episode, he explains what some common dreams mean, how we can interpret our own dreams, and what insights we can gain from our dreams. Check out DreamApp Check out Jesse's website Follow him on Instagram - @lyonmentalhealth Follow him on TikTok - @lyonmentalhealth
While it may come as no surprise that reading could be good for your cognitive health, a lot of research shows it can be good for your mental health. In fact, reading might even be good for your social life. The good news is that you don't have to read for long to reap the benefits. There's some research that shows reading for just six minutes a day might make you a happier person. Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Check out Amy's books on mental strength
Jordana Brewster is best known for her role as Mia Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise. She's been open about the fact that she's seen a therapist since she was in college, and she says she continues to learn new strategies to improve her mental health. Some of the things she discusses today are how she manages the pressure to develop a 'work/life balance,' the strategies she uses to manage anxious feelings, and what she wishes she had learned when she was younger to help her become a more brave person.
When our emotions go up, our logic goes down. The more emotional we are, the tougher it is to think clearly, make wise decisions, and feel good. Fortunately, you can do many things to gain more control over your emotions. This strategy can decrease the intensity of an uncomfortable emotion so you can make healthy choices for yourself. It's one of my favorite mental strength-building strategies, and it's a simple but effective way to start feeling better right away. Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Check out Amy's books on mental strength
Do you ever make things harder than they need to be? Most of us do that at one time or another. We overthink things or we beat ourselves up for making a mistake. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to just let things be easy, and author Susie Moore is going to explain how to do that. Susie is a life coach who has written a book called Let It Be Easy, and she offers some great tips for dealing with fear, overcoming rejection, making decisions, and dealing with everyday obstacles. Check out Susie's website -
Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. But there are always choices in how you respond to those feelings. Whether you're overwhelmed by too many feelings or feel overwhelmed because you have too much to do, having a plan in place always helps. Amy explains a strategy that will help you prioritize your tasks and distance yourself from overwhelmed feelings.
Johnny Crowder is the CEO of a mental health/tech startup. But he wasn't always in a position to help other people. In fact, for many years he lacked hope that there were any mental health resources that could help him. He struggled with a variety of symptoms, and he attempted several different avenues of treatment — but nothing seemed to work. Fortunately, he didn't give up, and he learned that he had the power to change his brain. Now, he shares what he learned about neuroplasticity and the steps anyone who is struggling can take to manage their mental health with both traditional treatment methods and some alternative strategies. Check out Johnny's website - Discover more about his business - CopeNotes
Whether you get turned down for a promotion or you get ghosted by your latest love interest, rejection stings. But you don't have to let it define you. In fact, you can grow from the pain you experience when someone rejects you. These seven strategies can help you cope with the pain of rejection while also help you move forward better than before.
Ali Landry was first spotlighted as Miss Louisiana Teen USA in 1990. She won the Miss USA title in 1996 and then starred in an iconic Super Bowl commercial advertising Doritos. She’s gone on to star in several movies and written a book called Shape Your Life. But Ali’s life hasn’t always been easy. She went through a very public marriage that was annulled after only two weeks. The breakup was featured in tabloids across the globe. She remarried years later, and her father-in-law and brother-in-law were kidnapped and murdered. Ali is speaking out about what the highs and lows of her life have taught her so far. She says when she started feeling tired all of the time, and had trouble sleeping, she didn’t excuse it as stress or aging. Instead, she decided to take back her life. Some of the things she talks about today are ways she developed a healthier mindset, the strategies that helped her work through pain and grief, and how she empowers herself to create positive changes.
It's easy to blame other people for wasting your time or for ruining your day. It's also easy to feel as though your kindness is being taken advantage of or that other people are using you to get their needs met. That's why boundaries are important. You get to set the rules on how other people treat you. While that can feel uncomfortable at first, healthy boundaries are the key to helping you live your best life. Here are some signs that you could benefit from creating better boundaries in your life.
Mike Bayer is a New York Times Best-Selling author and a top life coach. He's also the CEO and founder of CAST Centers, a Hollywood-based treatment center that provides intensive outpatient services to people seeking help for addiction or mental health issues. In today's episode, Mike explains intensive outpatient services. He talks about how to find help, who could benefit from this level of care, and how to pay for intensive services. He also shares the common pitfalls people should avoid when seeking quality treatment. To learn more, check out his website or CAST Centers.
We all hold onto certain things that have no functional or monetary value. Whether it's an old ticket stub or a shirt that no longer fits, these items often hold a lot of sentimental value. A quick inventory of the sentimental items you hold onto can actually give you some good insight into how you feel about yourself. Research shows there's a clear link between the items you hold onto and your self-worth. Here's what your sentimental objects might reveal about you.
Singer/songwriter Jewel has always made her struggles with a rough childhood, homelessness, and mental health issues public. She's on a mission to create a platform that will make mental treatment and social support accessible to everyone. She partnered with psychology doctoral candidate Noah Robinson to create Innerworld, a virtual platform where people can get help free of charge while using an avatar. Jewel talks about her mental health struggles and the tools that have helped her over the years. Then, Noah Robinson explains the science behind this virtual world they've created and he explains how it helps people. To learn more about what they're doing or to try it for yourself, check out Inner.World
Self-care sounds simple on the surface. It includes anything that improves your mental or physical health. But there are some common self-care mistakes that could leave you feeling emotionally exhausted rather than energized and rested. Here's how to stop making those mistakes and engage in self-care that rejuvenates you.
Kelly Slater is the greatest professional surfer of all time! He's been surfing for 46 years and doesn't plan to quit any time soon. Some of the things he talks about are how he stays so passionate about surfing without burning out, the exact things he does every day to manage his mental health, and how he deals with self-doubt. Check out more about Kelly's story on the new season of Make or Break on Apple TV+.
People often associate mental strength building challenges with physical endurance tasks. But, you don't have to subject yourself to incredible physical challenges to build mental muscle. In fact, you can build mental strength without even getting off the couch. There are many ways to build mental strength. Here are five of my favorite mental strength building exercises that you can do right now from anywhere.
Comments (3)


Thanks for sharing valuable points.🌱

Apr 13th

Aces High

Great podcast - very interesting!

Feb 10th

Azimjonov Khabibullokh

Can you make your amazing podcasts shorter or split them ? because it is tough to listen whole 1 hour podcast.

Sep 16th
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