Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich was recommended by a fellow writer on Medium.com who, like me, has chronic treatment-resistant depression. The book looks at different ways that expectations of positive thinking with no room for anything else are actually harming our society. The author doesn't use the term toxic positivity, but she's talking … Continue reading Book Review: Bright-Sided
The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one. Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? The essentials of positive psychology According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?
At one point I had come home from an extended stay in hospital, and because ECT had wiped out a chunk of memory, I discovered things in my house that I had no idea how they had gotten there. One of those things I found was a book on the law of attraction. At first … Continue reading Is the law of attraction real?
On a fairly regular basis I come across people online talking about how happiness is a choice. It bugs me whenever I see it, even when I can tell the poster is trying to be motivational and positive, so I thought I'd dive into that a little deeper. A quick search on Amazon reveals a … Continue reading Happiness is a choice, my @ss