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The Dark Side of Gratitude

Forcing yourself to feel grateful in times of stress isn’t just ineffective. It’s also emotionally damaging.

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A few weeks ago, I had one of those days where everything seemed to be going wrong — at work, with my kids, and with my own head, which wouldn’t stop pounding. So I brewed a coffee and did what I always do when I need a pep talk: I picked…

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Ashley Abramson

Ashley Abramson

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Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.