Why Emotional Courage Eclipses Toxic Positivity

Dr. Susan David is one of our favorite minds in the realm of self-development, and her body of work, fully developed in her book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life, offers insights and strategies to develop your emotional agility, which is the ability to be flexible and adaptive with our emotions in a way that helps us navigate life’s challenges.

One of Dr. David’s key themes (and perhaps our favorite one) is the damage inherent in toxic positivity, recognizing how important it is to be with our emotions so we can understand them, using them to make better decisions. Her expertise and insight ensure a solid foundation of advice grounded in research and clinical practice.

Her TED talk on the subject is one of the most watched, and we encourage you to take 16 minutes to give yourself a boost, and embrace your own emotional courage:


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