Beyond toxic positivity

Beyond toxic positivity

In hard times, urging people to be positive doesn’t boost their resilience. It denies their reality. People in pain don’t need good vibes only. They need a hand to stay steady through all the vibrations. Strength doesn’t come from forced smiles. It comes from feeling...
Don’t Tell a Caregiver to Stay Positive. Here’s How to Help Instead

Don’t Tell a Caregiver to Stay Positive. Here’s How to Help Instead

My husband had been in the hospital, critically ill, for weeks one day when I broke down in tears during a workout. Concerned gym buddies consoled me and someone said, “You’ve got to stay positive!” “Do I, though?” I wanted to ask. I was urged to stay positive a lot...