Toxic Positivity Seen by 67.8% of Participants in One Week

Here’s What Happened

What is Toxic Positivity?

Benefits of Positivity

  • Increased life span)
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress and pain
  • Greater resistance to illnesses
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Reduced risk of death from cancer
  • Reduced risk of death from respiratory conditions
  • Reduced risk of death from infections
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

Benefits of Negativity

Regulating Emotion

  • We take our 3 polyvagal breaths to put the executive brain in charge (‘how to’ on my website in “Complimentary…” box, click Power Breathing in the pulldown).
  • We ask ourselves this question: “Is there something to be done here?” If there is, get it done, and let the emotion pass. If there is nothing to do (maybe you already did it, maybe it is someone else’s to do, maybe there simply is nothing to be done) then we breathe, until it passes, which it will if we let it, like a cloud in the sky.



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Madelaine Weiss

Madelaine Weiss

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Executive, Career, Life Coach. LICSW, MBA, BCC