Best selling author and TED speaker Amy Morin has become the torch bearer for those looking to becoming mentally tougher through times of turmoil. Starting with a viral article that later became the most viewed article Forbes.com ever had, Amy, a psychotherapist since 2002, keeps adding to her impressive resume and has a new e-course on her website dedicated to developing mental strength in stressful situations. Amy’s book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages and is a testament to the kind of connection she has made with those needing to find ways to deal with their emotions. Amy’s ideas have resonated with me personally and I really identify with the concept that behaving a certain way isn’t always enough and that, in order to achieve our goals, we have to organize our thoughts and have some modicum of control over ourselves. We were lucky enough to have Amy return to the podcast to talk about mental strength in times of stress and other anecdotes about what she’s learned since her original article went viral. If you haven’t listened to the first interview you can download it here (each one can be listened to independently). In the first episode, Amy tells the story of how she lost her mother, husband and father-n-aw in a short period of time and how her article about how she coped went viral. She also talks about the time right after and how hard it was going on Fox News during a time when most wouldn’t be able to leave their house. In the current episode, we talk to Amy more about mental strength in times of stress and how to build a strong mental foundation to keep yourself afloat if the storm comes.