Psychotherapist Sarah Crosby on toxic positivity and how the dark side of ‘positive vibes only’ can impact our wellbeing
I remember the first time I read The Secret.
The initial flurry had already occurred. The think pieces, terracotta-heavy documentary and Oprah endorsement had followed. As tends to happen, by the time I sat down to read Rhonda Byrne and her words, it was well and truly down the hype-line. This is not a bid on my part to appear “alternative” or immune to what’s trending but a reflection on the sluggish reservation that comes with committing to anything that has been incessantly publicised.