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The Danger in Fake Positivity and Spiritual Bypassing

Negative emotions and experiences allow us to grow

Illustration: Janet Sung

TThese days, the realm of spirituality (and sometimes psychology) can feel fake. Instagram and other social media are jammed with influencer posts about positive vibes, about not allowing negative energy or thoughts to get to you, about surrounding yourself with only supportive, positive…

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Vanessa Bennett

Vanessa Bennett

Psychotherapist, Mindfulness + Codependency Coach. Cohost of the Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast. IG:vanessasbennett

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