for the times you are holding onto your last thread
Helpful Articles by Topic
Dr. Judith Orloff | The Healing Power of Tears
Harvard Medical School | Is Crying Good for You?
WebMD | Is Crying Good for You?
US National Library of Medicine | The Connection Between Art, Healing and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature
NIH | Ostracism: How much it hurts depends on how you remember it
Psychology Today | 5 Ways to Cope with Ostracism
PERMISSION TO FEEL
Dr. Marc Brackett with Brené Brown | Permission to Feel
Psychology Today | Permission to Feel
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
John Hopkins Medicine | Seasonal Affective Disorder
Harvard Health | Seasonal Affective Disorder
Health Online | Smiling Depression: What You Need to Know
Psychology Today | 5 Steps to Manage "Smiling" Depression
toxic positivity vs. tragic optimism
“Tragic optimism is the ability to maintain hope and find meaning in life despite its inescapable pain, loss and suffering.” ~ Emily Esfahani Smith
Happify | How to Cope When Positivity Turns Toxic
The Mighty | How to Respond to Toxic Positivity
Psychology Today | Toxic Positivity and the Lie of Complicity in Trauma
Science of People | Toxic Positivity: Why Positive Vibes are Ruining You
CNN | Cancer Survivor Blows the Whistle on 'Toxic Positivity'
Cure Today | Why Cancer Survivors Cannot Always Be Positive
Medical News Today | Toxic Positivity
Buzzfeed | 17 Examples of Toxic Positivity
Psychology Today | Desperately Seeking Normal: Toxic vs. Tragic Optimism
Is Saying ‘Positive Vibes Only’ Bad? Why You Shouldn't Reject People's Negative Vibes
Elle | Toxic Positivity is on the Rise
Huffpost | What Is Toxic Positivity? Why Is It OK to Not Be OK Right Now?
The Atlantic | The Opposite of Toxic Positivity
Psychological Science | The Opposite of Toxic Positivity
BBC | Tragic optimism': The antidote to toxic positivity
TIME | What's 'Tragic Optimism' and Can It Help Us Make Sense of this Moment?
US Library of Medicine | Letting Go of Familiar Narratives as Tragic Optimism in the era of COVID-19
VIDEO | Tragic Optimism
VIDEO | TED Listerine & Tragic Optimism
POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH
There is hope. Hold on. Be gentle with yourself and give yourself time.
"H'Sien Hayward, PhD, cautions that therapists should not 'jump right into the possibility of growth," which she says can "often be construed as minimizing someone's pain and suffering and minimizing the impact of the loss.'" American Psychological Association
Psychology Today | Post Traumatic Growth
American Psychological Association | Growth After Trauma
Psychology Today | From Surviving to Thriving - Posttraumatic Growth
Harvard Business Review | Growth After Trauma
Experiencing Trauma Can Eventually Result in Positive Personal Changes
"To move through trauma to growth, one must first get educated about what the former is: a disruption of core belief systems." Harvard Business Review