Amy’s article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, became a viral sensation last Fall. Her list was reprinted on Forbes where it has attracted almost 10 million views. Now, her book reveals her personal story of tragedy along with strategies to avoid the 13 common pitfalls that can hold us back from reaching our full potential.

As a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and college psychology instructor, she’s using her expertise to help people – from athletes and entrepreneurs to parents and people battling depression – increase their mental strength. Developing mental strength isn’t just about acting tough or ignoring your feelings. It’s about learning how to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively despite your circumstances.

Read the original article 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do or check out her follow-up post 5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength.