Health & Beauty
Nix Negativity

That friend who just can’t stop complaining. That co-worker who always has to one-up you with her breakup stories or that traumatic encounter at the bank. That client who takes out her perpetual bad mood on you. None of these people are contributing to your sanity or self-esteem. Though it’s not always possible to cut these people out of your life, there are a few things you can do to negate their negativity. Here’s how.

Written by: Susan Johnston
Susan Johnston is a Boston-based freelance writer who covers career and lifestyle topics for The Boston Globe, DailyCandy, and Self magazine, among others. You'll find her balancing her laptop and a chai latte at a local coffeeshop or online at

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