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Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Positivity

Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Positivity

Dec 11, 2021-- Ever been told to 'just be happy' or, to 'lighten up'? Does that really make you feel happier? For many, this advice leads to the opposite effect. Author of Emotional Agility and leading Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David recently teamed up with award-winning journalist and author Maria Shriver for a unique conversation on why positivity doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Read more to understand how our obsession with positivity undermines the truth of our authentic expressions, and is an untrue display of our experience in the world. Sometimes, we need to just admit that we are having a bad day. Both experts offer steps on how to achieve this authentic expression in your own life. Research focused on what creates resilience, empathy and joy reveals that expanding our emotional vocabulary and how we express our authentic feelings, is what allows us to transcend these emotions, and find more peace. (28079 reads)


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