The Tyranny of Relentless Positivity

We are caught up in a rigid culture that values relentless positivity over emotional agility, true resilience, and thriving, says Susan David, Ph.D., a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and author of the book Emotional Agility. And when we push aside difficult emotions in order to embrace false positivity, we lose our capacity to develop deep skills to help us deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. In this TED Talk, Dr. David explores why tough emotions are essential for living a life of true meaning and, yes, even happiness.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Don't Want To

By Karen L. Smith-Janssen | Article Featured on Prevention.com

Motivating myself to work out is hard. At the beginning of every week, I have such high hopes for my healthy agenda. Then, within a couple of days, reality sets in and life flattens my workout motivation like a pancake. Could be long work hours or New York City’s current heat wave that has everyone wilting—and opting for ice cream.   Looking for inspiration, I asked everyone (everyone! I swear) about the ways they motivate themselves to exercise. Most of the answers made me want to bang my head against a wall—there was one […]