Toxic Positivity: A Feedback Loop of Delusional Thinking

Toxic Positivity: A Feedback Loop of Delusional Thinking

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Positive vibes only! I’m positive that many of you have heard that phrase time and time again. Whether it’s a post from a ditsy person you follow or from a friend and/or coworker that is cleaning house on the dim vibes their social circle is providing in excess, there’s no shortage of this mentality nowadays. There’s nothing discernable with excluding things and at times people from your life that drain you more than inspire you but there’s always a logical extreme that a new perspective can invite. Inside these artificial injections of good feelings into varying difficulties in life lies …

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @stackedshelves

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @stackedshelves

What’s the story of your Bookstagram? I first started my Bookstagram back in February 2019, as a way to get back into reading fiction after reading almost exclusively academic books and articles for my degree. I was spending so much time browsing other feeds that I thought I may as well give it a shot, and here we are! image via @stackedshelves What do you want your Instagram to bring to the world? Hopefully, to inspire a sense of peace and an escape from reality for anyone who visits my page! And of course, to encourage people to read the …

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @bookish.bones

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @bookish.bones

What is the story of your Bookstagram? Around the time I started college, I saw that Instagram had featured a “Bookstagram” account. I clicked on it and was so fascinated to find photos of books and a bookshelf covered in string lights like the treasure trove it really was. I was even more amazed by the fact that she [the user] was able to share these types of photos and become so popular. I had posted a few book photos on my own personal account, but most of the people I knew in real life didn’t share my love of …

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @britishbookreader

Meet Our Bookstagrammer of the Week: @britishbookreader

What is the story of your Bookstagram? I created my Instagram in 2011, though at the time it was just my personal account. I didn’t really set out to create a Bookstagram, I just shared my life which happened to be very bookish! Over time, readers began to notice me and for a while, I did lean more into the community. However, this year I went back to it being my personal account that also happens to be a Bookstagram, if that makes sense! In other words, my account is my life, told through book photos. What do you want …