128: How to overcome toxic positivity with Whitney Goodman

Today I am joined by someone who leads with radical, honest content that challenges toxic positivity. I'm interviewing Whitney Goodman, an author and licensed psychotherapist who many feel is a breath of fresh air in this busy mental health conversation that can often promote unattainable positivity. She has a brand new book out called Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Positive Thinking and this book really explores a lot of the B.S we see online.

This idea that if you just think more positively, everything will become a possibility. I obviously love positive energy and I've interviewed some incredible people around the idea of manifestation but I love how Whitney brings nuance to this conversation. Whitney uses her own experiences as a therapist to show why these approaches can be extremely harmful to our mental health and alternatively suggests a more realistic and perhaps a more authentic way to move through life, heal and create an experience that's honest and still deeply fulfilling.

For more information on Whitney:

Website: https://sitwithwhit.com/

Instagram: @sitwithwhit

Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Positivity-Keeping-World-Obsessed/dp/B09N9TP74J


Hosted by Poppy Jamie

Produced by Georgie Rutherford

Edited by George Drake

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