#45: Helpful vs. Unhelpful Positivity

Today’s prompt is:

Feel free to listen in and share your own thoughts πŸ‘‡πŸ½.

Hi friends!

Today we’re chatting about helpful versus unhelpful positivity.

We talk about:

  • Seeking validation and empathy.
  • Being honest with yourself rather than hiding your head in the sand.
  • Holding space for both positive and negative feelings.
  • Agency as a tool for a brighter future – rather than a forced burden.
  • “I’m having a hard time, but I’m making good choices.”
  • Small things make a big difference.
  • “I know who I am” and that’s what matters.

We’d love to know what you think. What is the difference between a positive outlook versus someone invalidating your hard or not hearing you? How can we be more empathetic toward each other and yet still help lift each other up?

❀ Jenny & Joe


4 thoughts on “#45: Helpful vs. Unhelpful Positivity

  1. What a great though provoking question! I often struggle with this. I want to stay positive and see rainbows amidst rain but often bottling up my sadness results in bottomless despair. Creates more damage. There’s a balance which needs to be struck.

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  2. I listened to this episode and it was a good one. I have a lot of experience dealing with my family in regard to the “ostrich head in the sand.” My mom, and some siblings, prefer to pretend everything is alright rather than deal with issues. The problem is that it just keeps growing and getting worse.

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    1. It’s so hard when it’s happening close to home, I’m sorry Brandon. It’s hard when it affects us and the people we love but they can’t see it. Thank you for taking the time to listen and share – that means so much!

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