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Toxic Self-Help is Everywhere

Here’s how to identify it, avoid it, and find what you need.

Photo by Jaime Lopes on Unsplash

Every few months, someone I know recommends a YouTube video called “This is Why You’re Not Happy,” which is a curated speech from America’s collective captain of cool, Matthew McConaughey.

My friends and my clients alike praise the speech — much like Jesus’s disciples praised the Sermon…

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Scott Methe

Scott Methe

Currently an addiction treatment clinician. Formerly a professor of applied psychology. Midlife gap year taker. Proud parent and partner.