The Mountain Is You - Brianna Wiest

The Mountain Is You

By Brianna Wiest

  • Release Date: 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 633 Ratings


This book is about self-sabotage.
Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good.

Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.

For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb.
In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.


  • Really loved this book

    By Sasha2600
    This was an amazing read!
  • Life changing!

    By Mrs. Pharr
    Gave so much perspective to the mental part of life. Best book I’ve read in a long time!
  • Life Changing

    By AngeloX144
    Only read chapter 1 and my life has already been hit by a pile of bricks— for the better. Excited to keep climbing!
  • perfect timing

    By desireemg
    I’m going through a break up, one that I caused with my mental health. Unfortunately, I deal with trauma. I live in constant fight or flight in relationships. I’m currently doing DBT and this book reminds me of so much of it. I highly suggest this book, it was eye opening. It made me cry in the end, but it also gave me hope and drive to continue to do the inner work.
  • A Book For Everyone

    By bberniee
    This was such a great book….so many good lessons….the biggest one is do it now!

    By vghgdrr
    Avery well thought out book. It digs internally into you and breaks you into pieces. I recommend this 100%.
  • Amazing!!!!

    By kai topasna
    Wow! After reading this book, I actually feel like I can move mountains! This read is fantastic and straight to the point. Extremely beneficial for any reader wanting to step out of their comfort zone.
  • Thank You Brianna

    By Malik wheeler
    Thiis book truly gave me insight on myself, my actions & my mind-set. Quite honestly can say that thiis book changed my liife for the better and I am excited to explore liife with thiis new found knowledge & perspective! :)
  • Life Changing

    By Raul Domix
    This book helped me see things I thought were so out of my control. It’s eye opening and a deep dive in your emotions. Expect to release a lot of unresolved, buried feelings. But mostly importantly, be open to being wrong and question every bad thing you ever thought. Reality is not really what our brain tells us.
  • Great book.

    By Tony Mellinger
    Lots of insightful nuggets. Great read.