Let it Be Episode 52 – How to stay positive (without being Pollyanna)

Recently, a listener asked this question in the Let It Be Facebook group:

“I’d like to hear what you’d say about staying positive and zen in the midst of high-strung coworkers and friends. People are constantly complaining about how hard it all is and it’s awkward to not agree with them. What do I talk about if I can’t complain about being too busy? How can I have more positive conversations? How can I talk about what I’m grateful for in my life without seeming like I’m bragging? I’m taking your advice but I feel like I’m in constant battle against the negative tide of all small talk.”

In this episode Brooke and I share our thoughts and strategies around dealing with relentlessly negative people )while also pointing out that being relentlessly positive can be just as annoying)!

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