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Minimalism can help you grow mentally stronger. When you clear the clutter, you make room for things that really matter in life. But it's not just physical clutter. Financial clutter, calendar clutter, and relationship clutter can also stand between you and your best life. Knowing what to get rid of and how to simply your life can feel like an uphill battle. Joshua Fields Millburn explains how to make room for what truly matters in life. He's a writer, speaker, and filmmaker known for his work on minimalism. He is one of the founders of The Minimalists, a website and podcast dedicated to helping people live more meaningful lives with less stuff. He's a New York Times Best-Selling author of several books, including Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life and Everything That Remains. He has also produced two documentaries, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things and Less Is Now, both of which are available on Netflix. He shares his personal journey with minimalism, from living the American dream with a big house and lots of possessions to realizing that those things didn't bring him happiness or fulfillment. Some of the things he talks about are how to quickly decide whether to keep something, the impact clearing clutter can have on your mental health, and practical strategies for working through the emotional attachment to sentimental items. Links & Resources The Minimalists Listen to The Minimalists podcast Sponsor This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at, and get 10% off your first month.
Life gets easier when you grow mentally stronger. Not only can mental strength help heal your emotional wounds, but it can also help you reach your greatest potential. But there are a lot of misconceptions about what mental strength is and how to build it. Some of the things I share today are the three parts to mental strength, the tools that can help you grow stronger, and how to give up the counterproductive bad habits that keep you stuck. Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Working on your mental health is never convenient. But you may be forced to deal with a mental health crisis at the worst time if you don't practice self-care. Fortunately, there are small steps you can take to manage your mental health daily that can make a big difference to your overall well-being. And according to Hunter Hayes, 5-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, you're never too busy to prioritize your mental health. Hunter rose to fame in 2011 when he became the youngest male act to hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for his song "Wanted." Despite his busy touring and recording schedule, he still prioritizes self-care and mental health. But he makes it clear that it's an ongoing process for him. Some of the things he talks about today are the tools he uses to manage his mental health, his strategies to cope with loneliness, and what he's learning about in therapy. About Hunter To learn more about Hunter check out his website - Sponsor Go to and use code 50stronger for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months About Amy and the Show Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
It's tough to switch your focus from things you can't control to things you can. But when you learn how to do it, you improve your life in so many ways. Some of the things I share today are how to identify what is within your control, what to do when your brain is worrying about things you have zero control over, and how to plan for worst-case scenarios in a healthy way. These strategies can reduce your stress and increase your ability to manage the things you can control. Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Change is tough. Whether you're trying to change a habit or you're trying to adapt to a changing workplace, you might waste a lot of energy resisting change. Best-selling author Brad Stulberg says we can learn to navigate life's challenges. And when we do, we're able to thrive in the face of change. Some of the things he discusses are how discomfort can lead to growth, how to change your mindset surrounding change, and a simple strategy for gaining clarity during times of uncertainty. Check out Brad's book - Master of Change Visit Brad's website - Sponsor Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at About Amy Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp!
Changing careers takes mental strength. From unsupportive friends and family to the risks associated with starting over, it's tough to transition from one career to another. But, doing so can also be a great opportunity for growth and it might be the key to living a more fulfilling life. Some of the things I share are how to manage the stress related to an involuntary career change, what to do when other people don't support your career transition, and how to deal with the anxiety of making a job shift. Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Perfectionism takes a serious toll on your mental health and well-being. It's often driven by the fear of not being good enough and involves a desire to get validation from others. It often leads to anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Fortunately, there are some things that can help you give up the need to appear perfect. Thomas Curran, a psychology professor and the author of The Perfection Trap, shares how addressing perfectionism can improve your mental health and lead to a happier life. Some of the things he talks about are: The link between perfectionism and increased risk of mental health issues. Why perfectionists tend to feel lonely. Why perfectionism is a spectrum. Why perfectionism can lead to self-sabotage and an inability to derive satisfaction from success. How social media can contribute to perfectionism. Why overcoming perfectionism requires a shift in mindset. How embracing imperfections and being willing to make mistakes can lead to personal growth and success. How letting go of perfectionism can actually improve performance and creativity. Pick up a copy of The Perfection Trap Thomas' website - Email the show - Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Our beliefs influence our thoughts, emotions, and actions. However, many of our core beliefs are inaccurate and can limit our potential. Many of our beliefs stem from things we learned in childhood that aren't necessarily accurate. But those beliefs often turn into self-fulfilling prophecies. Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies that can help you uncover unhelpful core beliefs. Once you identify them, you can begin to challenge them. Some of the things I discuss: How self-limiting beliefs can hold us back and become self-fulfilling prophecies. What you can learn about your thought patterns by writing down what you think. The question you can ask yourself to reveal hidden core beliefs. How to challenge your self-limiting beliefs. How to give yourself a different perspective. How changing your beliefs can change your life. Email the show = Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Many kids feel like they aren't good enough because they're under constant pressure to achieve more. The toxic achievement mindset leaves them feeling worthless and causes them to lack resilience. Fortunately, journalist Jennifer Wallace has some solutions. After surveying thousands of parents, educators, and experts, she discovered how we can combat "toxic achievement culture" and teach kids resilience. Some of the things she shares are: Why it's important to normalize uncomfortable feelings like envy What drives the "never enough mindset" How the pressure to achieve is felt by parents The most crucial aspects of building resilience The biggest factor in building resilience that most parents lack How to help your child develop intrinsic goals How to help kids feel valued and why this is crucial to raising well-adjusted children who become healthy adults Check out Jennifer's website - Pick up a copy of Jennifer's book - Never Enough Contact the show - Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order Amy's book 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do, and get a month of therapy for free
Your problem-solving skills can directly affect mental health. Research shows people who learn better problem-solving skills reduce anxiety, depression, and insomnia while also improving their relationships. Yet, most of us weren't taught a strategy for solving problems even though we face problems every single day. Fortunately, there's a formula you can use to solve problems and improve your problem-solving skills. Whether you're faced with financial problems, relationship issues, work-related stress, or family problems, this strategy can help you become more efficient and effective at solving the problems. Some of the things you'll learn: Problem-solving skills have a strong correlation to mental health and the health of relationships. Defining the problem is crucial before attempting to solve it. Everyone has the ability to get better at solving problems. You can learn to become more creative while also solving problems in less time. There's no evidence that thinking longer or harder about a problem is the key to reaching the best solution. The five-step process therapist use to help clients resolve any problem they're facing. Email the show = Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Pre-order 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do and get a free month of therapy at BetterHelp
Major mental illnesses, like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder can make it hard to function. But Gabe Howard says it doesn't have to ruin your life. Gabe learned he had bipolar disorder when he was hospitalized in a mental health hospital at the age of 26. He thought his life was over. He has since learned that with the help of medication, therapy, and ongoing treatment, he can manage his symptoms. Gabe emphasizes the need for accurate representation in pop culture and challenges the stereotypes associated with mental illness. He also encourages open and honest conversations about mental health even if it means asking uncomfortable questions. Some of the things Gabe discusses: Why mental health issues are often misunderstood and stigmatized due to inaccurate portrayals in pop culture. The surprising ways language surrounding mental health should be carefully considered. Why the statistic of one in four people having a mental health condition can be misleading. How to navigate the mental health care system. How family members and friends can play a crucial role in supporting someone with a mental illness. Visit Gabe's website - Listen to Gabe's podcast - Inside Bipolar Sponsored by: HelloFresh - Go to, and use code 50stronger at checkout to get 50% off plus free shipping Check out Amy's website - Email the show - Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor
Mental health advice is everywhere. But not all of it is good advice. In fact, some common tips about how to improve your emotional well-being that get widely shared on social media are downright unhealthy. Following those strategies might actually increase your depression, worsen your anxiety, increase your stress, or damage your psychological well-being. Fortunately, there are some simple but effective ways to improve your mental health. Today, I'm sharing 10 things you can do today to build mental strength right now. Some of the things I talk about are: How to reduce your stress by 60% in 6 minutes The best relaxation strategies The myths about gratitude And the truth about mental health days Stay tuned until the end of the episode for the question of the week where I help someone figure out how to find the best therapist. Check out my book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do Follow me on Instagram — @AmyMorinAuthor Visit my website — Email the show —
The way you talk to yourself matters. You probably know it's important to talk to yourself with self-compassion and to try and reframe some of your negative thoughts. But what about the questions you ask yourself? You might be just one question away from a different life. Marc Champagne is a mental fitness strategist and the author of Personal Socrates. He's examined the questions successful people from Maya Angelou to Kobe Bryant ask themselves. Some of the things he discusses are the question that can make decisions easier, the one question you should ask yourself every day, and the question that could help you manage your feelings better. Check out Marc's website — Check out Amy's website — Buy Amy's books Follow Amy on Instagram — @AmyMorinAuthor Email the show —
We all procrastinate sometimes. But procrastination, by definition, has negative consequences. Sometimes those consequences are emotional — like dread and anxiety. At other times, consequences mean we don't perform well or miss out on great opportunities. While there are many reasons we procrastinate, the solutions are the same. These five science-backed strategies can get you moving toward your goal so you don't put off doing something any longer. Make sure to stick around until the end of the episode for the question of the week. This week's question is from a mother who worries she hasn't given her teenage daughter the skills she needs to be resilient. Email Amy - Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Visit Amy's Website -
It's tough to know what emotional skills you should be teaching your kids these days. And you've probably heard that today's kids are struggling with their mental health more than ever. That's why I'm talking to Phyllis Fagell. She's a school counselor, licensed therapist, and author. Her new best-selling book, Middle School Superpowers, provides step-by-step strategies for teaching kids the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strategies they need to thrive in today's world. Phyllis discusses the struggles that middle schoolers face today, including social media and increased anxiety. She emphasizes the importance of teaching kids how to be vulnerable, take healthy risks, and manage their emotions. Phyllis also provides practical strategies for parents to support their children's mental health and help them develop the skills they need to thrive. Check out Middle School Superpowers Visit Phyllis' website -
Intense emotions can cause you to become irrational and do things you wouldn't normally do. For example, anxiety will cause you to play it safe, and excitement will cause you to overestimate yourself. But it's tough to recognize how your emotions cause you to become irrational in the moment. Fortunately, you can take steps to balance out intense emotions to make better decisions. Here are four common ways emotions can screw up your decisions and the steps you can take to regain control over how you're feeling. Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor Ask Amy a question - Check out Amy's books on mental strength
Almost everyone knows someone who is battling a drug or alcohol problem. But most people have no idea what to do about it. Should you step in or step back? Support groups, like Al-Anon, encouraged people to detach from a loved one with a substance use disorder. But detachment doesn't help. Connection does. That's what Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is about. It's a set of skills family members learn and practice. Within 12 weeks, about 75% of loved ones with a drug or alcohol problem get into recovery. Laurie MacDougall is a CRAFT trainer who has a personal reason for helping families — her adult son battled drug addiction. Some of the things Laurie shares are the skills that can improve communication, the misconceptions about substance abuse, and the truth about how to increase the chances that a loved one will accept help. Learn more about Allies in Recovery Listen to Laurie's Podcast- Coming Up for Air Check out the book Beyond Addiction Send Amy an email -
If you've ever felt frustrated by people who treat you poorly, you're not alone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to empower yourself. But first, it's important to recognize why you allow yourself to be mistreated. You might be surprised by what the research says about the link between low self-esteem and mistreatment from others. Once you develop a better understanding of why mistreatment occurs in the first place, you can decide if you're ready to establish boundaries and prioritize self-respect. Make sure to listen to the end of the episode for the question of the week. And if you have a question you'd like answered by a therapist, email me at and I'll consider featuring it on a future Friday Fix episode. Check out my books on mental strength Follow Amy on Instagram - @AmyMorinAuthor
Anxiety is meant to keep you safe. It alerts you to danger and helps you respond to life-threatening situations. But most of us have some faulty anxiety alarm bells that go off when we're not in life-or-death situations. You already have some strategies that help you cope with anxiety, like scrolling through your phone. Short-term solutions, however, aren't addressing the underlying cause of your anxiety. And they won't heal your symptoms. According to Dr. Russell Kennedy, a physician and neuroscientist, there are some simple steps that uncover the root of your anxiety so you can heal your old emotional wounds. Some of the things he shares are how to recognize your anxiety alarms, identify the root cause of your pain, and heal from it once and for all. Check out Dr. Kennedy's book - AnxietyRX Sponsored by - Go to to get 50% off plus free shipping
Whether you're worried about what other people think of you or you worry a lot about all the bad things that could happen, worrying isn't good for you. It can take a serious toll on your health and your relationships. But knowing that worrying is bad for you won't stop it from happening. In fact, it may make you worry even more. Fortunately, you can learn to take stop worrying so much. When you do, you'll have a lot more time and energy to devote to the things that matter most. Here's a science-backed strategy that can help you contain your worrying to just a few minutes every day. I'll explain the science behind it and the step-by-step process for making it effective.
Comments (12)

Claire Voyant

Also please speak slower. Listening to you gives me great anxiety because it sounds like verbal rapid fire assault

Jul 29th

Claire Voyant

JFC please charge the clown music at the beginning! A fuckin oompa band? WTF

Jul 29th


Useful! We must go with an attitude of 'you win some, you lose some'.

Jul 21st

Rodney Higginson

Ok cool. I done just about all of these exercises to combat depression. However, I find it extremely hard to stay consistent. And I'm a bad sleeper, I find it hard to wake up early on most days. Nevertheless, I'm optimistic and will most definitely give it another go. Pray for me. Thanks.

Jul 15th

Mohammad pilehchi

Thanks 🌺

Jul 9th

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Leigh Ann Taylor

I’m so glad I found your podcast!! Everything you’ve mentioned I’m guilty of. You have given me new hope with different ways on dealing with anxiety and overthinking. Thank you!

Jun 18th
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Jun 17th

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