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 804 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.


  • “One day, the mountain that was in front of you will be so far behind”

    By Jaimarie Frontera
    Amazing book
  • Better than therapy

    By yooper_
    This book is full of knowledge and practical tips on application. Best self help book I have ever read.
  • Amazing

    By TinaPooh3
    Life Changing Book‼️
  • So many aha moments!

    By Btwinks
    This book is pure genius for anyone who is struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and feeling stuck in their life situation. I found tremendous comfort in the words of Brianna Weist and I look forward to reading her next book, Pivot.
  • Great Insights, lacked some intersectionality

    By laplayia
    I am not typically a fan of self help books, but I found this one refreshing and appreciated many of the insights Wiest lays out. Left the book feeling inspired and empowered. I did notice however there was a lack of depth surrounding how different backgrounds and abilities may experience life’s difficulties. I as a biracial middle class woman was able to identify with a lot of what Wiest mentions however I was left wondering how other identities may feel as they read this.
  • Changed my whole perspective on life

    By lidiakukucka
    I genuinely mean it when I say read this book. With an open mind & heart it has brought me so much insight on myself & compassion for others. LOVE IT!!
  • 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.