Book cover: Bright-sided by Barbara Ehrenreich
Book Reviews

Book Review: Bright-Sided

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich was recommended by a fellow writer on who, like me, has chronic treatment-resistant depression. The book looks at how 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 about the… Continue reading Book Review: Bright-Sided

glass that's half full/half empty
Mental Health

Are You a Pessimist? Or Just a Realist?

I got thinking about this recently after talking with a blogger friend who has the amazing ability to optimistically see the silver lining in almost any dark cloud, and I very much do not.  It makes me wonder, though, whether that makes me a pessimist, or am I just a realist? To start off, it's… Continue reading Are You a Pessimist? Or Just a Realist?