Beyond the Loss Podcast

Episode #16 – Toxic Positivity

This week, Aditi and Danyelle sit down to discuss toxic positivity. Even if you haven’t heard the term before you know exactly what it is. Toxic positivity is the mindset that you should always put a positive or optimistic view on your situation while dismissing your very real distress and discomfort. Together, Aditi and Danyelle discuss their experience with toxic positivity, what to look out for and how to move beyond it.

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