Beyond Happy Episode 189: The Problem With Positive Thinking

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The coach for moms called to business and host of the podcast BEYOND. I'm on a mission to help you grow as a person. 

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Having a positive outlook on life is scientifically proven to be valuable when it comes to your mental and emotional well-being.

The problem? Life isn’t always positive.

There are difficult times. There are legitimate problems that can’t be overlooked or brushed off with a positive thought. There are times when we are going to want to feel upset, disheartened and angry by the circumstances of life.

In a world that chants the sentiment of “good vibes only” and “be happy” thoughts, it’s easy to think there’s something wrong with us if we don’t feel this way. But there’s a difference between thinking on purpose, choosing thoughts that are helpful and valuable to us, and simply thinking positive about anything and everything.  

On this episode of Beyond Happy, you’ll learn: 

• How positive thinking can backfire

• The difference between thinking positive and thinking on purpose

• 4 ways positive thinking can actually make you feel worse Also included on this episode:

If you’re a mom building a business as a creative or coach and more than anything, you want to build a life and business that don’t burn you out?  

I want to invite you to join the waitlist for MOMENTUM.  

MOMENTUM is my program designed for moms called to business as creatives and coaches who want more time, more peace and more EASE.

You’re committed to a successful, sustainable business, but not at the cost of what matters most – your kids, your family and your sanity.

Inside MOMENTUM, we do life and business differently and it feels so much better. No more hustle and hurry, busy and burnout. More time, more peace, more ease.  

Join the waitlist for MOMENTUM today at

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This is the podcast for moms called to business as creative entrepreneurs and coaches. Through mindset and strategy, I help you leverage your faith and your beliefs to get out of your own way so that you simplify, focus and build a business that serves you, your family and your clients well – a business run with integrity that creates both income and impact. Around here, we go beyond the surface and dive deep into what matters most. We talk about mindset, faith, motherhood, money, marketing, messaging and more. So much of why you were called to business is because of who you’re becoming along the way. As your coach, my job is to help you grow your business. My mission is to help you grow as a person.


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