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Susan David: Toxic Positivity


Do you ever feel a pressure to be positive? Harvard psychologist and bestselling author of Emotional Agility, Dr. Susan David studies the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Spoiler alert: we don’t need to force ourselves to think happy thoughts. Perhaps there is a better way.
In this conversation, Kate and Susan discuss: 

The relationship between prescriptive happiness and religion

What it means to bottle or brood your feelings

Better strategies to handle difficult emotions

How to get unstuck from our feelings

This is the permission you were looking for to feel the full range of your human experience—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the terrible. 
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