Seasoned grumbler Scaachi Koul goes a week without complaining

We asked q contributor and seasoned grumbler Scaachi Koul to think positive thoughts for seven days.
Scaachi tells Shad what happened when she tried (really tried) to stay positive for a whole week. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

Forget a year of positive thinking, we asked q contributor Scaachi Koul to try it for a week — and she says she tried. She really, really tried. 

Scaachi joins Shad to talk about her week without complaining, and how challenging it was for her (someone from a long line of cynics) to wear the proverbial rose coloured glasses.

"My whole body reacted to this," she says.

q: Is your filter set to optimist, or are you more comfortable on the snarky to downright cynical spectrum? How difficult would it be for you, personally, to go a whole week thinking and speaking positively? 


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