Episode from the podcastThere's an elephant in your office

Toxic Positivity

Released Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
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Is your workplace "posi-vibes only!"? Are you reminded on a daily basis to "just choose happiness" or "be more grateful - other people have it worse than you?"

Although they seem harmless on the surface, these phrases are really dismissive attempts to ignore a person or situation. When taken too far, they can create a culture of toxic positivity.  

In this episode, Ashley and Andrea talk about "toxic positivity" - what it means, where you find it, why it's especially harmful to people experiencing poor mental health, and what to do about it. 

They share helpful tools to identify and address your real emotions, acknowledge struggle while maintaining progress, and one simple question to help your employees feel heard.  

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