Is your brain holding you back? The Brain Factor, brought to you by Meridian, where hope, recovery, and wellness has been possible since 1971, is a lighthearted informal podcast that explores, how real people maintain or become resilient through evidence based techniques that increase protective factors. We share stories, tips, skills, and laughs through conversation, occasionally with subject matter experts. Don’t let your brain hold you back. Episodes drop once a month on the second Wednesday of the month, to help you get through hump day, and are always less than 30 minutes, because we know you are busy.
Episode 02 of The Brain Factor addresses the protective factor: optimism. Optimism is great, but sometimes it can become unhealthy, that's toxic positivity. Learn what toxic positivity is, what it might look like in real life, and hear about some specific ways to combat it.