Mental Strength in the Face of Loss with Amy Morin

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Amy Morin, a successful therapist who was faced with a tremendous loss when both her mother and husband passed away unexpectedly in a short period of time. Amy shares her initial feelings and the steps she took to maintain mental strength and continue living her life to the full thereafter. Listen in to discover what mentally strong people don't do and how you can overcome life's biggest obstacles.

About Amy Morin

Hello and welcome to this Oneness Approach Podcast featuring Amy Morin a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist counseling children, teens, adults and an adjunct psychology instructor.

The Oneness Approach is about building wisdom around your strengths and this is the focus of Amy’s effort to educate the world about mental strength.

Amy serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens Expert and Child Discipline Expert. She’s a regular contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today.

Her expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.

But it’s her personal story that provides our understanding of who she is and what she offers us today.

0:09 Introducing Amy Morin

1:19 Amy's book

  • An article about mental strength gone viral
  • Born from a personal experience of grief
  • A new chapter and further loss

6:52 Loss of loved ones

  • Lessons learned from a generous mother
  • Feeling into the pain to integrate
  • Remembering a husband full of life

13:57 Finding balance when opposites attract

  • Documenting shared achievements
  • “It’s all about the story”

19:29 Moving on after loss

  • Finding love again

23:43 Handling great success

  • Dealing with criticism

30:49 Out of the comfort zone learning experiences

  • Building strengths in new ways

33:29 Lessons learned in a second marriage

  • Working as a team
  • Patience and support

38:00 Don't give away our power

  • We choose our attitude

40:13 Resenting other people's success

  • Figure out your own definition of success

41:46 Depression and a feeling of unworthiness

  • Where does your self worth come from

44:19 Amy's book

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1 reply
  1. Kimberly Wilson
    Kimberly Wilson says:

    So many lessons we can learn from Ms. Morin. She could have very easily taken the ‘why did this happen to me’ road instead of finding the strength to put one foot in front of the other to move on with her life, in a manner that was respectful to her husband’s legacy.

    What strength, grace, and courage.

    Thank you for sharing this with us all.

    Namaste.

    Kim,

    I couldn’t agree more. She is an inspiration and proof that it can be done. I also think she helps relieve any guilt that someone may have because of the feeling they and others may have that marrying again isn’t appropriate or that remaining unhappy is the ONLY way to honor your spouse. She and her family truly live in the spirit of Oneness with everyone mentioned on her podcast!

    Namaste,

    Michael

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