How do I deal effectively with mom's new religion or philosophy?
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Hey King Bera,
Welcome to A2A.
Tough position to be in.
There's nothing wrong with being positive. However, it must be tough with your mom being negative about you not being positive. (that was a mouthful)
It's hard to reason with her when she's criticizing because a lot of it is driven by emotion. Her criticisms could very well be a defensive mechanism because she feels that you reject her because of her new religion.
Reassuring her that you like/love her as your mom and that there's nothing wrong with HER would be a good step.
Next, getting her to understand that you still like/love her regardless of her beliefs.
Other than that, you can always remove yourself from the situation if you're able to.