The Difference Between Toxic Positivity & Gratitude…

Photo By alex bracken

I visited a nail shop this weekend and was greeted by a sign that said “Positive Vibes Only” and was inspired to write this essay. You probably have seen a sign like this too. “Just be Happy” “Never Quit” “There is Always a Bright Side” are just a few other examples of well-meant expressions that can be…. well…. harmful and invalidating to some people. Unfortunately, sometimes there is no bright…

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