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105 | The Positivity Myth: How It's Holding You & Your Family Back

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Show Notes:

Join us as we explore the pitfalls of toxic positivity, and how the pressure to 'stay positive' can harm our mental health and strain our relationships. You’ll learn how to identify toxic positivity in yourselves and others, and find out how to embrace authentic emotions and cultivate genuine happiness. By challenging the culture of 'good vibes only,' we can create a more resilient family culture that fosters true connection and personal growth, leading us to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Enjoy!

-Kendra

Website → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org

Contact → fulfillment.therapist@gmail.com

Facebook Community → http://bit.ly/fulfillmenttherapy

Instagram → @fulfillmenttherapy

Schedule 1:1 Coaching → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org/1-on-1-coaching

Chat → 1-855-542-8008 *Get questions answered before buying

Save on the $600 off the flash sale! Apply the code SAVE600 to get $600 off our last flash sale for the Costa Rican Retreat when you sign up on FulfillmentTherapy.org.

Our Adventure & Personal Growth Retreat includes:

All-Inclusive 6 Day & 6 Night Stay in Costa Rica

Luxurious Private Villa overlooking Bay

Enjoy Latin Cuisine as our Private Chef prepares 3 meals / Day

& Drinks at our Unlimited Open Bar (fancy non-alcoholic drinks included)

Airport shuttle To & From Included

Professional Therapists / Coaches & Expert Team

Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Retreat at Neighboring Villas

5 Specially Created Fulfillment Meditation Sessions

Immersive Training to Elevate your Relationships & Personal Life

Transformative Meditation sessions and yoga

Private Villa is a short Walk from a Quiet, Beautiful Beach (rare for most retreats)

Breathtaking, Unforgettable Excursion in Nature like Ziplining, Hanging Bridges in the Rainforest, a 1500 ft Jungle Water Slide, Waterfall Hikes, Hot Springs, Volcanic Mud Baths, Snorkeling with Sea Life

Sailing, Surfing, Aquatic Adventures, Saunas, and even more…

Breakthrough Fulfillment Workshops + Coaching, Professional workbooks and resources

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Costa Rican Retreats

Toxic Positivity

  • Definition of toxic positivity: The tendency to excessively focus on positive thinking and emotions, while invalidating or dismissing negative feelings and experiences.
  • Toxic positivity can hinder emotional growth, suppress genuine emotions, and create unrealistic expectations.

Identifying Toxic Positivity:

  • Signs and symptoms: Ignoring or minimizing negative emotions, pressure to always be happy, invalidating others' struggles, fear of expressing vulnerability.
  • Real-life examples: “you’re okay” (when child is hurt), “we’re so blessed” (when family is experiencing major heartache), “you’re so lucky that you have food and clothes”, “you don’t know what hard is–think about how our ancestors lived”

MESSAGE: Your experience isn’t as valid as others. SHAME follows when anything except positive feelings are experienced.

    • Negative consequences of toxic positivity: Increased stress, feelings of inadequacy, difficulty processing emotions, strained relationships, and lack of authenticity.
  • Toxic positivity may seem harmless, but it can deeply invalidate genuine emotions, hindering true connection and personal growth.
  • Suppressing negative emotions doesn't make them disappear; it only buries them deeper, leading to unresolved conflicts and emotional distress.

Healing from Toxic Positivity:

    • Recognizing the need for balance: Embracing both positive and negative emotions as valid parts of the human experience.
    • Practicing self-compassion: Allowing oneself to feel and process emotions without judgment or criticism.
  • Healing from toxic positivity starts with acknowledging that it's okay not to be okay. Give yourself permission to feel and express your emotions authentically.
  • True healing begins when we validate our own experiences and extend compassion to ourselves, recognizing that all emotions have value and deserve acknowledgment.

Changing Family Culture:

    • Cultivating open communication: Encouraging honest conversations about emotions, struggles, and challenges within the family.
    • Fostering resilience: Teaching resilience as the ability to navigate both triumphs and setbacks with authenticity and grace.
  • Shifting family culture requires creating a safe space where everyone's feelings are acknowledged and respected, fostering deeper connections and mutual understanding.
  • Embracing a growth mindset means embracing the full spectrum of human emotions, allowing for growth and learning in times of adversity.

Personal and Family Fulfillment:

    • Embracing authenticity leads to deeper personal fulfillment and stronger family bonds.
  • Authenticity fosters genuine connections and allows us to fully embrace our experiences, leading to greater fulfillment and joy in life.
    • By embracing our true selves and supporting each other authentically, families can thrive and individuals can reach their highest potential.

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Content provided by Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder. All podcast content including episodes, graphics, and podcast descriptions are uploaded and provided directly by Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Counselor, Self Development Educator, Fulfillment Therapy Founder, Consultant,, Kendra Nielson | Therapist, Self Development Educator, and Fulfillment Therapy Founder or their podcast platform partner. If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you can follow the process outlined here https://ro.player.fm/legal.

Show Notes:

Join us as we explore the pitfalls of toxic positivity, and how the pressure to 'stay positive' can harm our mental health and strain our relationships. You’ll learn how to identify toxic positivity in yourselves and others, and find out how to embrace authentic emotions and cultivate genuine happiness. By challenging the culture of 'good vibes only,' we can create a more resilient family culture that fosters true connection and personal growth, leading us to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Enjoy!

-Kendra

Website → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org

Contact → fulfillment.therapist@gmail.com

Facebook Community → http://bit.ly/fulfillmenttherapy

Instagram → @fulfillmenttherapy

Schedule 1:1 Coaching → https://fulfillmenttherapy.org/1-on-1-coaching

Chat → 1-855-542-8008 *Get questions answered before buying

Save on the $600 off the flash sale! Apply the code SAVE600 to get $600 off our last flash sale for the Costa Rican Retreat when you sign up on FulfillmentTherapy.org.

Our Adventure & Personal Growth Retreat includes:

All-Inclusive 6 Day & 6 Night Stay in Costa Rica

Luxurious Private Villa overlooking Bay

Enjoy Latin Cuisine as our Private Chef prepares 3 meals / Day

& Drinks at our Unlimited Open Bar (fancy non-alcoholic drinks included)

Airport shuttle To & From Included

Professional Therapists / Coaches & Expert Team

Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Retreat at Neighboring Villas

5 Specially Created Fulfillment Meditation Sessions

Immersive Training to Elevate your Relationships & Personal Life

Transformative Meditation sessions and yoga

Private Villa is a short Walk from a Quiet, Beautiful Beach (rare for most retreats)

Breathtaking, Unforgettable Excursion in Nature like Ziplining, Hanging Bridges in the Rainforest, a 1500 ft Jungle Water Slide, Waterfall Hikes, Hot Springs, Volcanic Mud Baths, Snorkeling with Sea Life

Sailing, Surfing, Aquatic Adventures, Saunas, and even more…

Breakthrough Fulfillment Workshops + Coaching, Professional workbooks and resources

1 Week Pre-Retreat Virtual Integration Materials

Costa Rican Retreats

Toxic Positivity

  • Definition of toxic positivity: The tendency to excessively focus on positive thinking and emotions, while invalidating or dismissing negative feelings and experiences.
  • Toxic positivity can hinder emotional growth, suppress genuine emotions, and create unrealistic expectations.

Identifying Toxic Positivity:

  • Signs and symptoms: Ignoring or minimizing negative emotions, pressure to always be happy, invalidating others' struggles, fear of expressing vulnerability.
  • Real-life examples: “you’re okay” (when child is hurt), “we’re so blessed” (when family is experiencing major heartache), “you’re so lucky that you have food and clothes”, “you don’t know what hard is–think about how our ancestors lived”

MESSAGE: Your experience isn’t as valid as others. SHAME follows when anything except positive feelings are experienced.

    • Negative consequences of toxic positivity: Increased stress, feelings of inadequacy, difficulty processing emotions, strained relationships, and lack of authenticity.
  • Toxic positivity may seem harmless, but it can deeply invalidate genuine emotions, hindering true connection and personal growth.
  • Suppressing negative emotions doesn't make them disappear; it only buries them deeper, leading to unresolved conflicts and emotional distress.

Healing from Toxic Positivity:

    • Recognizing the need for balance: Embracing both positive and negative emotions as valid parts of the human experience.
    • Practicing self-compassion: Allowing oneself to feel and process emotions without judgment or criticism.
  • Healing from toxic positivity starts with acknowledging that it's okay not to be okay. Give yourself permission to feel and express your emotions authentically.
  • True healing begins when we validate our own experiences and extend compassion to ourselves, recognizing that all emotions have value and deserve acknowledgment.

Changing Family Culture:

    • Cultivating open communication: Encouraging honest conversations about emotions, struggles, and challenges within the family.
    • Fostering resilience: Teaching resilience as the ability to navigate both triumphs and setbacks with authenticity and grace.
  • Shifting family culture requires creating a safe space where everyone's feelings are acknowledged and respected, fostering deeper connections and mutual understanding.
  • Embracing a growth mindset means embracing the full spectrum of human emotions, allowing for growth and learning in times of adversity.

Personal and Family Fulfillment:

    • Embracing authenticity leads to deeper personal fulfillment and stronger family bonds.
  • Authenticity fosters genuine connections and allows us to fully embrace our experiences, leading to greater fulfillment and joy in life.
    • By embracing our true selves and supporting each other authentically, families can thrive and individuals can reach their highest potential.

  continue reading

122 episoade

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