All or Nothing in the Age of Covid-19
We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
In The Feeling Good Handbook, a bestseller written by Dr. David D. Burns and published in 1989, ‘All or Nothing Thinking’, or ‘Polarized Thinking’, is ranked at the top of a list of 10 common cognitive distortions — i.e., thoughts that cause…