In America, we are often told to “be positive” or “look on the Brightside.” This addiction to positivity, however, can undermine our progress towards goals. My clients often shrug off their failures by saying, “I didn’t do that bad” or “I’m still doing better than before.” Looking on the Brightside causes people to not glean the important lessons from feelings, which results in repeating the same counterproductive action. During this podcast, I discuss the dangers of toxic positivity and how to use feelings as data to improve health, reverse diabetes, and achieve health goals.