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Forcing Gratitude Isn’t Good For Mental Health

Letting ourselves feel the negative emotions and validating them is critical

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“Be more grateful” is advice we hear all the time when we go through times of hardship and adversity. Gratitude is echoed through both secular and religious circles, and preaching gratitude often comes with good intentions and positive research. According to…



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Ryan Fan

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