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Overcoming toxic positivity with Susan David

Overcoming toxic positivity with Susan David

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You don’t always decide what you feel, but you do own how you react to those feelings. In her bestselling book and TED Talk, Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David examines the skills involved in emotional agility. She and Adam go deep on this topic, discussing the risks of judging and suppressing unwanted emotions — and effective techniques for managing them. They explore why optimism is not essential to well-being and how to overcome pressure to be positive. And they reveal how paying attention to what you feel can reveal what you value. Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

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Vishaal Bhatnagar

Tyranny of #positivity in the nuanced, research-backed language of Dr. Susan David, Ph.D. in conversation with Adam Grant Great new description I learnt from the episode: I am a "non-pessimist", to better describe myself. Loved it! https://castbox.fm/vb/666928635 #difficultconversations #realism #emotionalresilience #pessimism #healthandwellness #optimism #guilt #empathy #compassion #values #psychologicalwellbeing

Mar 1st
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Vishaal Bhatnagar

Great episode

Mar 1st
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