Decompress with Jess
Decompress with Jess
Jessica Marini
Ep 15: Toxic Positivity and Genuine Optimism with Me
22 minutes Posted Oct 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm.
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I would like to think of myself as a very positive person... at least that’s what everyone tells me. But sometimes I wonder if this is almost to a fault.

In this solo episode, I dive right into yes....toxic positivity. I feel like it is running rampant, especially with the pandemic and just life in general sometimes it is hard to cope. What better way to tackle this topic with your everyday average person, your everyday average Jess. 

I remember the first time I heard the term toxic positivity . Well technically saw it, and  I thought it was an oxymoron.

I remember thinking to myself 

How can being positive be negative?

How can it be counterproductive?

What is toxic positivity?

What are some examples?

How does it impact our relationship with ourselves and others?

I get into all of this and more!


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