Find Inner Strength With Multi-Platinum Award Winning Singer Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke, guest on The Verywell Mind Podcast

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Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life.

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Meet Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke is a Multi-Platinum Award-winning recording artist who is known for her role in the group Fifth Harmony. The group broke up in 2018, and Ally has been working on her highly-anticipated solo career ever since. 

Why Ally Brooke's Is Mentally Strong

Ally recently wrote a memoir called Finding Your Harmony in which she opens up about some of her most painful experiences, including the death of several loved ones as well as the many highs and lows in her career. She also shares how she’s stayed true to her values, grown from her pain, and continues to persevere.

What You'll Hear on the Show

  • How she separated herself from people who weren’t good for her—and how they helped her become who she is now
  • The role family can play in building mental strength
  • How to reach out to others when you need mental strength
  • How to make the best of tough situations
  • How therapy helps—and why you shouldn’t just see a therapist when you’re going through hard times
  • How Ally deals with anxiety
  • How to balance gratitude with wanting more
  • How to deal with criticism
  • How to find the courage you need to face your biggest fears

What You'll Learn About Inner Strength and Mental Strength

You don’t have to wait until you feel terrible or until you’re at your worst to call a therapist. You can go to therapy when life is going well too.

If you’re thinking of seeing a therapist even though you’re doing OK, go ahead and do it. You might find it’s easier to learn more about yourself when you’re in a good place. And of course, if you’re struggling to manage your emotions or you’ve hit a rough patch, it is a good idea to see a therapist then as well.

Quotes From Ally

Ally Brooke

Sometimes it’s actually easier for us to be strong for the people we love than it is to be strong for ourselves.

— Ally Brooke
  • "You can overcome even your most gut-wrenching, difficult moments and learn from them and, yes, even grow stronger."
  • "Friends said, ‘be fearless. Go for it, girl. This is going to be an incredible opportunity. Don't listen to the haters!’ And then I finally said yes. And it ended up being one of the most amazing times of my life."
  • “Therapy is such a powerful tool to unlock so much of yourself, to conquer so much of your inner fears and doubts and traumas and to really become stronger.”
  • “At the end of the day we are all human. We all have emotions and we all struggle. We all have such pain but it’s possible to achieve greater heights.”

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.