Staying informed is an important and, more recently, necessary aspect of our day to day lives. But we also know that watching the news can be stress-inducing for many as the headlines continue to seem negative. While we urge you to continue to stay up to date with the latest information presented, we also want to encourage you to look around for the positive stories of human connection and ecological growth that are popping up in these difficult times. A little bit of positivity can go a long way in elevating your mood!
In an effort to make this information readily available, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite headlines to share with you via the good news network. We hope these pockets of positive updates help you see that even when things are dark, there is always a bit of light – we’ll get through this together.
- A landmark study determines that we can restore our oceans and see an increase in marine life in as little as one generation. Marine scientists across 10 countries and 16 universities have come together to create a roadmap for ocean restoration. We’ve already seen an increase in the number of humpback whales following the banning of commercial hunting in the Southwest Atlantic!
- A new study has found that listening to positive music for nine minutes can increase energy, laughter, and overall feelings of happiness. The scientists at the Music is Medicine project have found through a recent study that happiness and relaxation can both be achieved through music.
- NASA says the earth has more trees today than it did 20 years ago. This increase in greenery is owed to tree-planting initiatives in China and India!
- Hundreds of homeless pets find foster families after an unprecedented amount of volunteers come forward. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of volunteers have come forward to foster pets and take some strain off of shelters running with minimal staff.
- The ozone hole has shown a decrease in growth. This is due to the decreased use of atmospherically damaging chemicals. If we continue on this trend, the ozone layer could repair itself by the late 2060s!
- A Chinese tech company shipped tens of thousands of respirator masks to Italy. On the side of the crates, they wrote an ancient Italian poem, “We are waves from the same sea, leaves from the same tree, and flowers from the same garden.”
For all of the uncertainty and fear that occupies our news stations, we’re reminded that there is still good happening in the world. We hope you are able to find the positive in your day today – but we know this is easier said than done, and we’re here for you. Our DM’s are open and our free phone consultations are available to book through our website.
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