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Nora McInerny on rejecting 'toxic positivity' and her new book Bad Vibes Only
Come January, the "new year, new me" mentality can be hard to ignore. But between Instagram influencers suggesting you practice mindfulness to escape burnout, and home decor that demands you have "good vibes only!"... it can all feel like a bit much. Writer Nora McInerny is not just over the relentlessly hopeful attitude that seems to permeate wellness culture and social media these days. She's campaigning against what she and others call "toxic positivity." The host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about her new book of essays Bad Vibes Only, a funny, unflinching look at how the "good vibes" ethos can sometimes leave us feeling worse off, instead of better.