What is Toxic Positivity and Why is it Harmful?

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Did you ever think positivity could actually be "toxic"?

This popular phrase "toxic positivity" puts a name to a phenomenon Frame therapist Taneille Smith says she's observed for many years. 

So what makes positivity toxic? And why is it even a harmful concept? 

In this video, Taneille breaks down the pitfalls of a "when life gives you lemons make lemonade" approach, shares her reasoning why "negative" emotions should be tolerated, and how we can recognize this pattern in ourselves. 

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