Do you ever feel like you’re constantly being told to be positive? With mantras like “good vibes only” and “look on the brightside,” not to mention the endless inspirational quotes and often well intended advice (both online and off), it can feel like silencing our emotions is the only way to live a “happy life.”
Whitney Goodman is a radically honest psychotherapist, whose new book, Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real In A World Obsessed With Being Happy, shows readers how to shift the goal from being happy to being authentic in order to live fully.
In this episode, Lindsey and Whitney unpack how damaging toxic positivity can be to both ourselves and our relationships. She also provides us with tangible tools on how to work through and process difficult emotions to experience a more fulfilled and authentic life.
Humans hate uncertainty. We would rather cling to the reality of like, “this terrible thing is going to last forever” than think about change or other possibilities because that often feels scary. – Whitney Goodman, Almost 30 Podcast
We also talk about:
- What is toxic positivity
- How to hold space for yourself and others
- Developing a solid foundation in your relationships
- Feeling connected to your body
- Recognizing and preventing burn out
- Unpacking your lifestyle and your systems
- Why humans resist loneliness and change
- Releasing the need to control your emotions
- Read: Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy
- Instagram: @sitwithwhit
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