October 2014 Archives

Defending Negativity

October 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1006" align="alignright" width="173"] Mr. Negativity, in the flesh[/caption] by Kim Childs, CPPC Sometimes, when people hear that I'm a Positive Psychology Coach, they mistakenly assume that I'm only about positive thinking and denying "reality" (quotes added because reality is multidimensional, but more about that later...). Positive Psychology does recommend that we notice, cultivate and savor the good in our lives, but it also acknowledges that life is full of loss, pain, illness, disappointment and setbacks. While feeling and acknowledging…