Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy

4 ways to embed resiliency into your culture

One of the words we’ve grown weary of hearing over the course of this pandemic is one we’re still highly seeking: Resiliency.

Contrary to what we think, resilience isn’t just about bouncing back from hardship; it’s also about how you deal with pressure during times of uncertainty.

There’s no doubt that as a leader, the best and biggest priority on your hiring list should be this one quality. After two years of nothing-but-normal, we must continue to look for resilience in whomever joins your company and find other ways to instill resilience among teams.

But first, we need to be clear on what this even means in order to recognize resilience in potential candidates. Here are a few strategies to use when recruiting, as well as how to create a conducive environment within your organization. These are a few attributes to keep your eye on…READ ON

Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy

Whitney Goodman is the radically honest psychotherapist behind the popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit and owner of the Collaborative Counseling Center, a private therapy practice in Miami. She helps individuals and couples heal past wounds and create the life they’ve always wanted.

“In the deepest moments of struggle, we place an unrelenting pressure on people to be happy, strong, and moving on no matter what the circumstances. This is toxic positivity.”

Her work has been featured in dozens of publications and programs, including the New York Times, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, InStyle, and Good Morning America…READ ON

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