This weekend I watched a bit on a news program that questioned the power of positive thinking. “If things don’t go well, if you get sick, or if you lose your job, or fall into poverty, it must be your fault because you weren’t sending the right thoughts out into the universe,” said Barbara Ehrenreich, a breast cancer survivor and the author of Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America. According to Ehrenreich, Americans discount reality for “magical thinking,” and… Read more »