Friday Dec 22, 2023

Chris Prange-Morgan: Authentic Holiday Joy, Not Toxic Positivity | Sero Boost #42

Happy holidays and welcome back to another episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast. On this episode, Lu Ngo talks to Chris Prange-Morgan about authentic holiday joy and how to avoid toxic positivity.  It's that time of the year when festivities are in full swing, but are we really feeling the joy, or are we drowning in the expectations of the season?

Author of the book ‘Broken, Brave and Bittersweet’, Chris is a self-care advocate, trauma-informed authenticity coach, and passionate connector. A trauma survivor who lost a limb, whose story has been featured on the Today Show, The Trauma Therapist Project, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog, and Amplitude Magazine. Chris is on a mission to normalize INTERdependence, and to use her story as a catalyst for personal, collective, and generational healing. Chris is a freelance writer and contributor at Psychology Today, Living With Amplitude, and other publications, including The Huffington Post. 

In this episode, Chris and Lu delve into the challenges many of us face when gathering with family during the holiday season. We explore the nuances of meaningful connections versus materialistic exchanges, emphasizing "presence" over "presents." Discover why the so-called most wonderful time of the year can inadvertently pile on pressure, fueling the flames of consumerism. Chris shares insights on how to navigate these challenges, promoting authentic conversations and personal, collective, and generational healing. Get ready for a thought-provoking discussion on cultivating true joy during the festive season!

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