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Toxic positivity: Why putting a happy spin on things isn’t always good

By June 5, 2021June 8th, 2021No Comments

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.

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 . . .

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