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October 19, 2021 37 min

Do you ever feel a pressure to be positive? Harvard psychologist and bestselling author of Emotional Agility, Dr. Susan David studies the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Spoiler alert: we don’t need to force ourselves to think happy thoughts. Perhaps there is a better way.

In this conversation, Kate and Susan discuss: 

  • The relationship between prescriptive happiness and religion
  • What it means to bottle or brood your feelings
  • Better strategies to handle difficult emotions
  • How to get unstuck from our feelings

  • This is the permission you were looking for to feel the full range of your human experience—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the terrible. 

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