I haven’t posted a blog interview for quite a while. I’m actually working on compiling 3 years worth of my monthly interviews into a book. When I stumbled upon Amy Morin online, I had to ask her to do a blog interview. Her personal and professional life is the theme of my work and blog- rebuilding life through and beyond adversity and loss.
Talk about overcoming challenges. Ms. Morin had to deal with tremendous loss over a three year period. First she lost her mom and then her 26 year old husband, both suddenly. A few years later her father-in-law became ill with terminal cancer and died. As a result of all this, Amy wrote “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” and it went viral. She turned it into a book by the same title which was recently published. As a social worker/therapist, she brings her personal and professional skills to the specific area of resiliency-building. Resilience is a muscle we can all build and grow.
What helped you carry on and move in a positive direction?
My education as a social worker and my experiences as a psychotherapist certainly taught me a lot about grief. So fortunately, I had an understanding of what to expect and what sorts of things are helpful.
I also have really supportive friends and family and a strong faith in God, which helped me deal with that pain. I always held out hope that life could get better and I knew I could create a future that I looked forward to if I used my grief to heal.…