In Happier News

In Happier News

By Deanne Goodman
Positive, uplifting and happier news stories in 10 minutes or less as well as episodes with inspiring people.

This is a podcast for people who believe in the power of positivity and want to take inspired action to make the world a better place.

Host Deanne Goodman is a former tv news reporter and anchor who spent years reporting mostly bad news before having a life-changing experience that led her to her current mission.
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Anxious? Bake or Play Tetris During the COVID-19 Lockdown, An Awesome Gym Owner, LEGOS to the Rescue, and More Positive News Stories

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Positive News Stories from Black Lives Matter Protests and the Coronavirus
Hi! I’m back after supporting the blackout last week and back with positive news coming out of a pretty intense time. It's the week of June 9th, 2020.  We need to start with the story of Antonio Gwynn Jr. He's a high school senior who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a BLM protest and was rewarded with a Mustang convertible and college scholarship!  Other headlines this week include: A 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor showed up to support the Black Lives Matter protest A tattooed White supremacist joins the Black Lives Matter protest in support Zappos has a new hotline where you can ask them anything! Literally anything!  New Zealand eradicates the Coronavirus 
05:45
June 10, 2020
Positive News in 7 Minutes - Week of May 22, 2020
Hi! Welcome to this week’s episode of all the good, happy, and inspiring stories. The Afghan Dreamers, an all-girls high school robotics team in Afghanistan is using MIT's open-source ventilator design to make ventilators that could cost only a couple hundred dollars. There are 200 ventilators in all of Afghanistan. The girls are using car parts from Toyota Corolla's found at marketplaces because they can't order the needed parts online or find them in stores. This team is resourceful and amazing! In Santa Cruz, CA, a hospital received a generous donation of $1 million from an anonymous donor who asked for the money to be split between all hospital employees. People who work there full-time will get $800 per month and part-time staff $600.⁠ This includes doctors, nurses and staff who clean the floors, deliver supplies, fix machines, and everything in between. Cutest story of the week -  IKEA has published a set of how-to guides for the perfect family activity: building blanket forts. Like every other set of IKEA furniture, there is some assembly required—but the Swedish company made sure to include illustrated instructions for each of their designs which are made using household items like a pillow, chair, standing lamps, laundry pins and blankets. You can learn how to make a tent, a castle, a fortress and three other designs. Here’s a fun story - a peacock found roaming the streets in Boston was able to be safely returned to the zoo it left when a police officer downloaded a mating call app on his phone to lure it to safety. In product news, Crayola is releasing Colors of the World crayons to advance inclusion within creativity and impact how kids express themselves. The crayons reflect 32 different skin tones are the packs get released in July. Lastly I want to highlight a really cool product that is made by a non-profit in Uganda. Bead For Life is providing thousands of women the opportunity to start businesses, put food on the table, send their children to school and lift themselves and their families out of poverty by empowering them to make necklaces out of recycled paper.  I hope you enjoyed the dose of positivity! Feel free to rate, review and share this episode with anyone who would enjoy it!   
06:25
May 22, 2020
Positive News Headlines and Stories the Week of May 15, 2020
Here are the uplifting, inspiring, good, and positive news stories of the week in 10 minutes or less.  If you found $135,000 in cash in a bag by the ATM, what would you do? A teen in New Mexico is being rewarded for returning all of it!  The oldest woman in Spain at 113-year-old beats COVID-19. She says, “I have done nothing but live.” NYC has gone 58 days without a pedestrian death - longest since record-keeping.  From New Zealand to Hawaii and Montana - In those three locations there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported. Pedigree - the dog food company is teaming up with shelters to do dog adoptions via Zoom (and pays for the adoption!) The website to learn more is meetyournewdog.com And finally, Disney is fast-tracking a filmed stage production of Hamilton to Disney+  on July 3rd, a whole 15 months before they planned to release it! For those of us who are broadway buffs (and especially me since I still haven't been able to see Hamilton on stage), this is incredibly exciting news!  Keep me posted on the exciting news in your world! Any and all positivity is so needed right now. Much love! Your host, Deanne. 
04:54
May 15, 2020
The Good News Stories of the Week - May 1, 2020
After 8 weeks of sheltering in place, I think a lot of us are hitting a wall. So let’s dive into the positive, uplifting, happier news stories of the week and see if maybe we can feel better in 10 minutes or less. Here we go. 1- In Colorado, a man has won the lottery twice in one day after playing the same numbers for 30 years. Colorado Lottery officials identified 'Joe B' as the winner of two $1 million Powerball prizes in Pueblo on March 25 2- Scientists in Senegal Have Developed A $1 COVID-19 Testing Kit And Plan To Export Millions To African Countries 3- In a very poor part of Tijuana, Mexico a ten-year-old boy put a sign outside his home along with his stuffed animals saying he was selling them in order to buy food to help his mom. The community answered his call but instead of taking his stuffed animals, they filled their front yard with food and more toys for his collection. 4- Over in the UK, a charity that trains medical detection dogs that in the past have successfully detected malaria and cancer,  are now being trained to sniff out the coronavirus. Medical Detection Dogs - the charity behind this - is accepting donations and you can learn all about their dogs on social media too! 5 -Also in the UK, the race for a vaccine continues and they are saying they will know by July whether their Covid-19 vaccine is effective! 6- The spread of Covid-19 in Denmark has not accelerated since the country began a gradual loosening of restrictions in mid-April 7- Here in the U.S. - Gilead's experimental drug remdesivir may be the first effective coronavirus treatment, shorting the duration of illness in the sickest of patients. More data is needed but the nation's top infectious disease experts seem hopeful. 8- If you are near Vista, CA, come pick up a growler of kombucha or cold brew for FREE Saturday, May 9th between 11am-1pm. We're doing it because we, unfortunately, have some kegs that are getting close to their best buy dates and we refuse to pour it down the drain. We’d rather people enjoy it! Secondly, we think everyone deserves a kickback right now. Reserve yours at www.orderkombucha.com 9 - Starting 8pm EST Friday, May 1, go to the website Unite.Us, to watch 24 hours of live streaming inspiration from thought leaders like Oprah and Deepak as well as celebrities. Jump on to feel united and inspired.  Have a good weekend and try to get outside in nature if you can!
08:10
May 2, 2020
Anxious? Bake or Play Tetris During the COVID-19 Lockdown, An Awesome Gym Owner, LEGOS to the Rescue, and More Positive News Stories
Here are the uplifting, inspiring, good, and positive news stories of the week in 10 minutes or less. Starting in Illinois where a gym owner gave out $40,000 worth of gym equipment to members to use at home, free of charge. According to CNN, owner Drew didn't want his clients to give up on their fitness goals during the pandemic, So, he told members to come to pick up equipment from his gym -- and take it with them. About 80 members of Be Strong Gym took Drew up on his offer, checking out barbells, weights, exercise bikes, rowers, and mats. Drew was thrilled to see the gym cleared out in 2 hours. In Denmark, The LEGO Group reworked some of their machinery to make more than 13,000 plastic face masks per day. Good News Network says the masks will be distributed to hospitals and medical facilities across the country. LEGO also announced this week that they would be donating 500,000 brick sets to children in need during the coronavirus outbreak. The company did not specify how the sets would be distributed, but they did ask their social media fans to show additional support to the NHS by building a LEGO brick rainbow in solidarity. Turns out baking during a crisis can reduce stress and provide much-needed comfort. CNN reports Mental health professionals say a productive, rewarding activity like baking can give us a sense of accomplishment, and the steps along the way give us a feeling of order and often make us practice the precious skill of, well, waiting. I think cooking dinners helps too!  Also, Research from the University of California shows that playing Tetris has a remarkable effect on a person’s mental health and performance and reduces feelings of anxiety. Lastly, I want to give a huge shout out to Andrew Baduria who is an agent with Allstate. He is our broker at Kombucha On Tap for our insurance for our vehicles. He just donated 40 growlers of kombucha and cold brew coffee to health care workers and first responders. Thank you!!!! If you want to pay it forward like Andrew go to Orderkombucha.com Also, get insurance through him.  :)
04:56
April 22, 2020
Coronavirus Positive News Stories - April 7, 2020: MIT Students Design Cheaper Ventilator, John Krasinski Rocks, and Other Good People Stepping Up.
I recorded this episode live during a segment in the Facebook group The Quarantine Network. You may hear the sound of little kids in the background.  It’s Tuesday, April 7th and here are the positive, inspiring and good news stories for this week. Students At MIT Develop A $100 Alternative To $30,000 Ventilator Units—And All They Ask Is To Stay Anonymous In Canada, a 13-year-old scout used his 3d printer to invent “ear guards” to help take the pressure off health care workers’ ears from wearing masks all day. In Detroit, a man named Marshall spent $900 from his savings to buy gas for nurses. In Youngstown, Ohio a man used his company’s bucket truck to visit his 80-year-old mom through the window who lives on the third floor of a nursing home. John Krasinski from The Office is now a legend in the world of positive news. His youtube show called Some Good News released episode number two and it’s full of good news, comedy and the cast of Hamilton singing to a young fan. In Ireland, prime minister Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a medical practitioner and will work one shift a week to help the coronavirus crisis. He worked as a doctor for seven years before leaving the profession to become a politician. A Facebook group called RV’s for MD’s connects healthcare workers with RV’s so they can self isolate while staying near their hospitals. Plug for my company, Kombucha On Tap. We've given out more than 100 gifted growlers of kombucha and cold brew coffee to local health care heroes and first responders. If you want to pay it forward and help it's only $25 and the website is orderkombucha.com.  If you see good news stories, send them my way or tag me on facebook or instagram - just search Deanne Goodman. I hope you feel a little less anxious after hearing those positive stories. Please stay home this week, let’s get past the peak. Sending you good vibes and I’ll be back next week with a new dose of the happier news stories.
10:04
April 8, 2020
COVID-19 Positive & Good News Stories from the Coronavirus Pandemic - March 25, 2020
After a "purposeful pause," the In Happier News podcast is back by popular demand. Who doesn't need some positive news right now with everything going on with COVID-19?! Here are happier, inspiring stories from around the world in ten minutes or less.  Today is March 25, 2020:  1- Oceanside, CA Kitchen Takes Donated Restaurant Food, Volunteer Chefs Turn it into Meals and Volunteers Delivering it to Elderly, Immune-Comprised and Low-Income Families.  2- Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer  3 - Businesses Giving Back During The Coronavirus:  U-Haul offering 30 days of free storage to college students who are displaced due to the coronavirus outbreak.  L’oreal is going to produce hand sanitizer.  Burger King is giving away two free kids' meals with any purchase if you use the Burger King app  Uber Eats is donating 300,000 meals to first responders and healthcare workers. Woot woot!!!!  Designer and "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano’s sewing team is making masks for healthcare workers.  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple will be donating "millions" of masks to health workers in the US and Europe.  Facebook donated 720,000 masks that were leftover from the California wildfires.  Johnson and Johnson donated  1 million masks, 48,000 bottles of isopropyl alcohol, an electrosurgical generator, and 1,300 packs of Acuvue contact lenses to affected areas in China.  The owner of the retail store Zara, announced it will donate masks to coronavirus patients and health officials in Spain. The company says it's also looking into converting factories to manufacture hospital gowns.  4- Venice canals run clear, dolphins appear in Italy’s waterways amid coronavirus lockdown  5- JOANN Stores are Handing Out Free Fabric Supplies at Curbside to Anyone Sewing Face Masks at Home  6- How to 3-D print a protective face shield (and then donate it to health care workers)  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
08:20
March 26, 2020
Manifesting Part 2 and How to Make a Digital Vision Board
On October 9th’s episode, I told you how I manifested $777 except that I did it backward and ended up manifesting the money coming out of my account instead of into it. It’s a pretty story so if you haven’t heard it, listen to that episode. After that happened, I laughed because I knew the universe was sending me a message! If you want to manifest something, get very clear! On that show, I declared a new manifestation of $1313 by January 1st. 13 is my favorite number and I very specifically said I wanted that amount to come into my account, not out. Guess what??!!! It worked! Find out what happened in this episode. I share the tips I used that I think helped it happen. Also, learn how to make a digital vision board using canva.com and why you should pick a word for 2020.  Happy New Year!  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
06:49
December 30, 2019
Tips for Navigating Holiday Anxiety and Stress (REBROADCAST)
The holidays are a fun and festive time but can also be a sad, lonely, stressful or anxious time for many. Chelsea (Hurt) Johnson holds a master's in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with psychosis, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and trauma, among many other difficulties. She has great suggestions that everyone can put to use this holiday season.  Links:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelsea-johnson-95308453/  https://nami.org  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
21:35
December 18, 2019
Help Koalas, Airport Therapy Pig, Holiday Movies to Binge and More Happier News in 10 Minutes or Less
It’s the holiday season….and I have lots of good news stories to share! Here are the happier news stories making headlines this week of Thanksgiving.  Episode 53 includes: People knit mittens for koalas paws burned in Australia fires World’s first airport therapy pig 11-year-old crochet prodigy donates money back to the orphanage in Ethiopia he was adopted from Get paid $1000 for watching 24 Hallmark Movies in 12 Days Tom Hanks is related to Mr. Rogers Netflix Documentary to Watch - The Game Changers GIft yourself and others this Food Sensitivity Test from Everywell  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
10:01
November 27, 2019
Craziest "Coincidence," Following Passions, and Retirement Leads to Boozy Cupcakes - These Inspiring Stories & More!
Hello and welcome! Lots of uplifting happier news all in 10 minutes or less! Here are the positive and inspiring headlines of Episode 52: Dad who Lost Daughter Gets Wrong Text for 4 Years by Daughter Who Lost Her Dad Nurse Adopts 27-Year-Old So He Can Get Heart Transplant Boy told not to doodle in class gets hired by restaurant to doodle their walls 93-year-old leaves retirement to start boozy cupcake company, cause why not??? If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
07:58
November 7, 2019
Hug Stops Student with Gun, Amazing Dog Tales and Compostable Pizza Boxes - This Week's Positive News Roundup
Hello and welcome! Lots of good news and lots of dog stories this week for the happier news roundup in 10 minutes or less! Here are the positive and inspiring headlines of Episode 51 for the week of October 28th: Hug Stops Student with a Gun at Parkrose High School 49’ers Football Team has an Emotional Support Dog The Dog God story you have to hear!  Man brings dog to a furniture store to get her paw of approval Couple searches for dog for 57 days, wife even quits job...then comes the joyous reunion! Lyft's new program gives free rides to job seekers Pizza Hut's new box is compostable!  High Schools in California will be required to start after 8:30am If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com.   About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
09:32
October 28, 2019
Field Goals, Sibling Goals & a Wedding Dress to Die For - This Week's Happier News
Hello, hello! Welcome to episode 50 of the In Happier News podcast! Thanks for being part of the journey!  I’m setting a goal to do another 50 episodes and continue to grow the community of people like you and me who see the value of positive news and how it makes us happier, nicer human beings. This week our theme is goals (October is a time many people work on their goals). Needing some inspiration for your own goal setting? I got you covered! We have the story of an incredibly selfless teenager, what the opposite of sibling rivalry looks like, former President Jimmy Carter doesn't let age or a fall stop him from volunteering, the biggest avocado ever makes guacamole for 20 people, a CEO who writes 9,200 cards for his employees on birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions,  bedsheets that become board games, how to help a young boy who lost his mother and how to she paid in forward after death, plus a wedding dress that literally fell from the sky!  All that and more in 10 minutes or less. Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of October 14th, here is episode 50s roundup of positive news and good stories: Field Goal Contest Winner Donates Prize of Free Chick-Fil-A for a Year to Rival Team’s Coach Battling Cancer Jailbreak toddler style Former President Jimmy Carter Doesn’t Let Black Eye and Stitches Stop him from Volunteering Holy Guacamole! Record Avocado Makes Dip for 20 People CEO writes 9200 birthday cards a year to employees Hospital Bed Sheets that Double as Games and Entertainment Help a 13-year-old Boy Who Lost His Mother in a Tragic Car Crash Coolest wedding dress ever!! If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
10:32
October 14, 2019
Manifesting Zebras and $777 - How to Manifest in 5-Minutes
 In this 5-minute bonus episode, I discuss how to manifest what you want. The first time I tried to manifest something I decided to manifest seeing a zebra just to test out the process. It worked! More recently, I saw a posting asking how much you'd like to manifest financially. The number that popped into my head was $777. I declared that was what I wanted to manifest.  I ended up manifesting it, just not the way I thought it would happen! Instead of $777 coming to my bank account, it left my account as the hospital bill I had to pay for having a baby. However, I wasn't mad or even bummed. I thought it was funny that it happened to be the amount I manifested. You see, my first baby came with a $5000 hospital bill. Paying $777 felt like a huge win!  With 2020 fast approaching, what do you want to manifest in the new year? I'm manifesting $1313 coming to me (not a bill thank you very much Universe!!!). I'll keep you posted on the results. If you have a story of something you manifested or want to declare what you'd like to manifest, let me know on instagram @inhappiernews or reach out at inhappiernews.com.
05:02
October 10, 2019
Emotional Support Clowns, Airline Baby Seat Map, and a Real Life Superman - Positive News Coming Your Way!
If you knew you were getting laid off and told to bring an emotional support person with you, would you ever think to bring a clown? One man did and it's a pretty funny story! Plus a crane operator meets a fellow crane operator in an unlikely place and the two become fast friends. How virtual reality is helping people with dementia light up with joy, a professor uses a lab coat to create a baby carrier to hold a little one and teach when his mom couldn't find a babysitter. Speaking of little ones, Japan Air just released a baby seat map that sounds awesome! In business news, Kroger is helping the competition and a community in need of a grocery store, Disneyworld adds 400 plant-based items to the menus with Disneyland up next and get to know the man people are calling a real-life Superman. All that and more in 10 minutes or less. Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the first week of October here is episode 49's roundup of positive news and good stories: Getting fired? Try this Crane Operator Befriends Dying Man Outside the Jobsite Virtual Reality Helping People with Dementia Come Alive Again Lab Coat Baby Carrier Japan Airlines Releases Baby Seat Map  Kroger Donates $500k Store to Competition Disney Adding More Plant-Based Foods this Week  Real Life Superman? If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
10:39
October 2, 2019
Disney's Bedtime Hotline, Bachelorette Party Turns Into Relief Mission, and More Happy News
This week's positive news roundup includes a dream job for coffee lovers, a bachelorette party to the Bahamas that turned into a relief mission, a cruise ship for healthy adventure-seekers is coming 2021 (and we should make in the In Happier News cruise and all go on it!), a 25-year-old pediatric nurse is adopting the baby she helped in the NICU, the Netflix mini-series you need to watch now, and Disney characters will tell your kids to go to sleep for free!  All that and more in 10 minutes or less. Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of Sept. 23, here is episode 48's roundup of positive news and good stories: Starbucks lovers - get paid $1000 to drink coffee! Except it can’t be Starbucks A bachelorette party turns into hurricane relief mission Cruise ship for adventurous healthier people Texas Nurse Adopts NICU Baby She Helped Deliver My Netflix recommendation - When They See Us Disney has a FREE bedtime hotline for your kids (Thank you CNN for the tip!) If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
09:37
September 24, 2019
Not Your Typical Message in a Bottle, Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Leads to Voting, and More Happy News
In Happier News this week, we have a family's wish being fulfilled to send their deceased loved one on a final adventure at sea. A volcanic rock the size of Manhattan drifting towards Australia could be a good thing for the Great Barrier Reef. A smart North Carolina teen used the line for a chicken sandwich at Popeyes to do something good. A boy who loves the University of Tennessee just got the best gift ever. A middle school teacher's lesson on empathy has everyone crying and treating each other better, plus Alex Trebeck is back on Jeopardy and did you know he's 79-years-old?! Demark just spent $1.6 million dollars to purchase the last four circus elephants in their country and let them live the rest of their lives in retirement. And daytime naps could keep the doctor away.  These stories and more in 10 minutes or less. Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of Sept. 16, here is episode 47's roundup of positive news and good stories: Ashes in Bottle Sent to Sea for Final Adventure Volcanic rock the size of Manhattan drifting towards Australia could help revive the Great Barrier Reef Teen registers people to vote in the line for Popeyes Boy’s homemade UT shirt leads to scholarship UT shirt that supports anti-bullying pre-orders Middle School Teacher’s Empathy Lesson Leaves Everyone in Tears Alex Trebeck is back on Jeopardy! Denmark buys country’s last circus elephants for $1.6 million so they can retire Daytime Napping is Good for Your Health If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. About the host:  Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
09:38
September 17, 2019
Serving and Giving Will Fill Your Soul (REBROADCAST) - Ana Perez
Meet the Saint of San Bernardino, California. She lives a life of service and giving and is wise beyond her years. Ana Perez and I met about five years ago when I got to share her story with the world as a host of 5-Hour ENERGY helps Amazing People. Not only did I get to share her story, but I also got to surprise her with a check for $50,000! It was one of my favorite stories because I truly believe Ana is a saint. She has been helping the homeless for more than 9 years. Watch the video to see Ana in action helping the homeless and being surprised with $50,000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0wFjOjix0c&index=2&list=PLo_6iu4NbSa5Ez5GaTE8w03VFn2Ipy34A To connect with Ana or send her donations like socks, clothes and blankets to give to the homeless in San Bernardino, send her a direct message at instagram.com/sticksofZarephath If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
32:06
September 9, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Hero, Ecstasy Treats PTSD, Moms Support Drag Queen & More Good News Stories
In this week's episode of In Happier News, the positive news includes a story about 97 homeless dogs in the Bahamas that are safe thanks to one woman who pulled them off the streets and into her home before Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Plus, how you can help those affected by the hurricane and more ways to help shelter dogs. In medical news, MDMA, which you may know as Ecstasy is working in clinical trials to treat patients with PTSD. That is huge and now clinics are working on getting the FDA to approve the drug for treatment. In food news, KFC tested meatless chicken  and it sold out! The plant-based trend could be here to stay with 44% of millennials saying they chose to eat foods that don't hurt the environment. Plus after some parents protest about drag queen story hour happening at a San Diego library, moms in support help turn it into an even bigger event in solidarity of teaching acceptance.  These stories and more in 10 minutes or less.  Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of Sept. 4, here is episode 45's roundup of positive news and good stories: Woman shelters 97 rescue dogs in her home during Hurricane Dorian Fundraiser to help the Hurricane Dorian homeless dogs   More Ways to Help the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Cross Country Team takes shelter dogs out for group run Terminally Ill Shelter Dog gets Best Day Ever PTSD cured by Ecstasy? Meatless Chicken Sells Out at KFC in Hours 44% of Millennials Eat Consciously to Help the Environment Support for drag queen story time at the library grows after parents protest If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
10:00
September 4, 2019
Everything BUT Political News - Vera Gibbons Launches Nonpoliticalnews.com
Frustrated with all the hostility political news coverage was creating, and finding it harder and harder to get booked as a financial correspondent for national news networks, Vera Gibbons decided to launch nonpoliticalnews.com. She produces a free daily nonpolitical newsletter called NoPo that includes a mix of trending stories from Consumer & Personal Finance; Health & Wellness; Fashion & Beauty; and the latest in Fitness & Diet. Do you keep up with political news or do you avoid it like the plague? Tell us what you think about the topic by connecting at  InHappierNews.com.  About the host:  Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. Tune in each week to the In Happier News podcast for all the latest positive, happy and inspiring stories in 10 minutes or less. Tell everyone you know to listen too! 
18:12
August 30, 2019
This Week's Positive News - Back to School Edition
In Happier News this week, it's the perfect time to highlight some amazing educators with the new school year starting back up. Plus, the story of a group of classical musicians who play at crime scenes to help heal the neighborhood, why you should consider matching clothes with your significant other and a doctor who launched a coffee shop that gives 100% of it's profits back to the community.  Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of August 26th, here is episode 43's roundup of positive news and good stories in less than 10 minutes: Former teacher takes in special needs 30-year-old who could only remember her name Sisters use Facebook Live to read to kids who might not otherwise get bedtime stories Former Janitor who Couldn’t Read or Write Becomes Assistant Principal Musicians play at crime scenes to help heal neighborhoods Doctor starts coffee shop that gives 100% of profits to homeless women and children Couple has been twinning everyday for 68 years of marriage If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
07:35
August 26, 2019
Erica Mandy Makes the News Fast, Fair and Fun with The Newsworthy
Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist who is on a mission to build a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.” She's also  been named one of "50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment."   I’m such a fan on her podcast, and in fact, it inspired me a lot to rebrand this podcast as the In Happier News podcast and have a weekly show of positive news in 10 minutes or less.  In this interview on Episode 42, learn why she left her career in tv news at a top news station to pursue a podcast, what she thinks could be done to better support journalists in the field who witness and report on traumatic events, and how you can stay informed about the latest news without feeling anxiety or depressed by all the negativity.  Links:  Website: https://www.theNewsWorthy.com  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day.   About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
27:39
August 19, 2019
There is Still Good in the World
The news has been dominated by upsetting stories of mass shootings and tragedies.  My hope with this podcast is not to have us ignore these stories, but to realize that even with all the bad there is so much good in the world. In this week's episode of the In Happier News podcast, we have information on the healthiest way to react to anxiety-causing bad news, the story of a simple bench that restored a family's faith in humanity, how an act of kindness at an amusement park made all the difference, why pink seesaws are bringing people together, what to do with old mascara wands, an inspiring Netflix movie to check out and a BABY ANNOUNCEMENT!   Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. It's the week of August 12th, here is episode 41's roundup of positive news and good stories in less than 10 minutes: How to React to Bad News Finn’s Bench - An act of kindness restores faith in humanity Amusement park employees go the extra mile for rider with down syndrome Pink seesaws unite people on either side of the border Inspiring movie on Netflix - Red Sea Diving Resort You can send old mascara wands to Wildlife Rescue Organization In Happier News Baby Announcement!  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
07:33
August 12, 2019
Game of Thrones Fans - I Hear Ya! Bonus Episode on the Lost Art of Listening
I didn't watch the Game of Thrones finale, but I pretended I did and the lessons I learned as a result were incredible! What if we decided to just listen to someone and validate them instead of interjecting our opinions? Turns out, it makes for a very cool experience. Here's what happened to me... The day after the season finale of Game of Thrones May 20, 2019 I wore my Mother of Dragons shirt. I bought the shirt at Target and bought it for a Game of Throne party I went to for the season premiere. Our friends are super fans and threw the most amazing costume theme party for the premiere. We dressed Jade as a baby dragon at the party so it was only fitting for me to be the Mother of Dragons. That all said, we don’t watch Game of Thrones. I’ve seen 3 episodes total including the season premiere.  Wearing the shirt meant people instantly wanted to talk to me about the season finale, which I didn’t see. At Stroller Strides that morning I told the other moms who asked what I thought that I just had the shirt but didn’t watch the show. We all agree that I should come up with a canned response for people who ask me about it, something like, “I just can’t believe it’s over.” Next I went to our Kombucha On Tap office where immediately an employee asked me what I thought about the ending. Again I laughed saying I didn’t know and then he helped me come up with a few more canned responses for when strangers asked me.  Now I was prepared! That afternoon I went to the YMCA and was working on my laptop, earbuds in and all and a woman came running up to me and said, “as the mother of dragons can you BELIEVE what they did to your character?!” I looked up and said, “I just can’t believe it’s over!” In my head, I thought oh no...I don’t even know what happened to my character but I decided this was a great time to listen. She was disappointed by the ending and had three alternative endings she wished they had written instead. I simply listened, nodded and agreed with each one. She was so excited and it felt great to just give her that space to be excited. Normally I would be interjecting my opinions and perhaps even dominating the conversation. But without an opinion or any knowledge, I simply agreed and listened. At first I was scared she would call me out or think it was a dud of a conversation since I didn’t add anything to it. But instead, it was awesome. She felt validated, heard and empowered.  After that I went to the grocery store where an employee said he loved my shirt and then immediately asked, “did you watch the finale?” I smiled and said, “yes!” A lie, which I hate doing, but this had turned into a social experiment for me. He got a huge smile and said, “bummer about your character! What did you think of the ending?” To which i stated, “I just can’t believe it’s over.” He replied, “good answer” validating me and then I asked him what he thought. He went into his theories and opinions to which I nodded and agreed to it all. It was another upbeat positive conversation even though I wasn’t adding anything to it besides validation. Regardless, I left feeling happy and he continued at work feeling happy.  So rarely in life do we actually just listen and validate without giving our commentary. What a cool lesson I got to learn, all because of a shirt.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. Connect at InHappierNews.com
05:39
August 5, 2019
Cow Cuddling for Stress Relief, Baby Watch, Generous People & More
Welcome to the In Happier News podcast with a roundup of all the positive news and good stories in less than 10 minutes.  In the week of July 29, we have so many great stories including one about a carpenter who lived frugally his whole life while he saved up millions of dollars which he donated to send kids to college who couldn't afford it. A woman who can't walk and a man who can't see team up as hiking partners, a happy ending to the red-tailed hawk rescue we've been following, find out what cow cuddling and how it's helping mental health, and a baby born on 7/11 at 7:11pm weighing 7 pounds 11 oz is now $7,111 richer and not even a month old! Also, want to win a $10 Amazon gift card? Guess when my baby will be born and the weight. She is due 8/8. Simply email inhappiernewspodcast@gmail.com or send a dm on instagram - @inhappiernews.  Host Deanne Goodman scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 40 include:   Frugal carpenter saves and pays for 33 students to go to college who he'll never meet  Billionaire funds $100 million study on compassion and empathy  Woman Who Can’t Walk and Man Who Can’t See Hike as One  The In Happier News Hawk is Home and Healed Cow cuddling for stress relief -- mooove over and sign me up  7/11 college fund for baby born on 7/11 at 7:11 weighing 7 lbs, 11 oz.  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
08:52
July 29, 2019
Target's Halloween Wheelchair Costumes, Senior Citizens Getting Wet & Wild, Plus Baby Watch Update
Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Positive news and good news stories for the week of July 22nd include senior care facilities getting wet and wild, a mail carrier helping a woman get a much needed air conditioning unit, an update on the rescued hawk from episode 37, an In Happier News baby watch update, and the coolest Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs!  These stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 39 include:  Rescued Hawk Update Target’s 2019 halloween costumes include wheelchair adaptive and sensory-friendly ones!  Non-profit creates wheelchair costumes for kids for FREE! Magicwheelchair.org  Mail carrier and neighbors help house-bound woman get air conditioning  Senior nursing home residents beat the heat with a Slip-N-Slide "Naked" butler’s serve dinner for senior care residents  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
07:27
July 22, 2019
Vegan Meals for the Homeless, Beauty Queen's Talent is Science and More Positive News in Under 10 Minutes
Vegan meals for the homeless, a beauty queen proves science is rad, a non profit with a moving message and with summer heating up, we round out this episode with the coolest lemonade stand and a story about cops giving out ice cream tickets to kids caught doing the right thing when it comes to bike safety.  These stories and more in less than 10 minutes!  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 38 include:  J aden Smith launches Vegan pop-up food truck for Skid Row homeless in Los Angeles  Miss Virginia Performs Science Experiment to Win Crown  Nothing Down Changes how people perceive a Down Syndrome diagnosis  The Green Family Adopts 12 kids with Special Needs  Lemon Aid stand raises money for neighbors who lost everything in a fire  Cops “ticket” little kids who wear their bike helmets  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
07:00
July 15, 2019
The Story that Inspired Oprah, Remembering a Holocaust Hero and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less
In this week's episode we learn about an awesome non-profit inspired by a young child with Alopecia, a teen in foster care who just wants a family before turning 18 and how his plea has been heard around the world. We honor the man who saved 669 children during the Holocaust who recently passed away at age 106. Plus, find out what inspired Oprah to donate a half a million dollar to a school in Newark New Jersey.  These stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 37 include:  Kids with Alopecia and Other Medical Issues Get Their Artwork on Heads Scarfs  Remembering a Hero - Nicholas Winton, Savior of 669 Children During Holocaust, Dies at 106 17-year-old Just Wants Family to Adopt Him Before Turning 18 and Joining the Military Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued by Fire Department After Getting Caught in Kite String Oprah Surprises Deserving School After Hours Program with Half a Million Dollars If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
07:36
July 8, 2019
Internet Shaming Turns Positive, Good News for Elephants & More! 10 Minutes of Happier News
A photo shared to social media shaming a homeless dad turns out to be the best thing ever, an ex-con and the officer who arrested him form an unlikely friendship, a survey finds we get more joyful as we age, a restaurant's movement to check in the mental health and emotions of employees,  great news for elephants, and a golf balls that are actually fish food! These stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 36 include:  Mean post of photo about homeless dad turns out to be the best thing ever!  Ex-con and cop who arrested him form unlikely friendship In Honor of Anthony Bourdain, Restaurant Does Mental Health Check-In With Employees Celebrating a year without poaching an elephant in top Africa Wildlife Park We Get More Joyful as We Age Golf Balls turn into Fish Food  Connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
10:47
June 28, 2019
Choosing Happiness After a Rough Start - Jerry Dugan
Jerry Dugan says he is one of the most annoyingly happy people you will ever meet, yet he grew up in a broken home, saw his dad attempt suicide, experienced combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and almost lost his home multiple times during the 2007 Recession.  He believes mindset is everything and it’s how we react to life’s circumstances that makes all the difference. Jerry is the co-host of Beyond the Rut podcast and like me, his hope is to inspire people to live a happier life.  He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas with his wife of seventeen years, Olivia, and their two teenagers, Jacob and Emma. Disclaimer -  Some things in this episode may be difficult to listen to such as Jerry's personal account of witnessing his dad attempt suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling in the U.S. the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7. LINKS: BeyondTheRut.com Facebook.com/BeyondTheRut Connect with Deanne and the In Happier News Podcast at InHappierNews.com
41:42
June 27, 2019
103-year-old Runs Better Than You & other Inspiring News
In Happier News this week, a 103-year-old runner breaking records shares a lifetime of wisdom, an Uber driver helps her passenger - a sickly veteran - with his home, why some people in Stockton, CA should be feeling extra lucky, and a 12-year-old making children in hospitals feel better through an invention called the Medi Teddy.  These stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories. The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 34 include:  Uber driver helps sickly veteran with his home in shambles 12-year-old makes teddy bears to cover IV bags and wants to give them away for free Stockton California residents randomly selected to get gift of $500 a month with no strings attached  103-year-old runner setting records has best advice Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
08:00
June 22, 2019
Dads Making a Difference, The Power of Flowers, and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less
In celebration of Father's Day, we're starting with an uplifting story of a dad who recently saved lives by giving out free dad hugs at a pride parade. Pampers is helping dads by installing 5000 changing tables in men's restrooms. Find out the what an amusement park employee did to save the day for a  child with autism was having a meltdown,  why you need more flowers in your life, a school that's giving PE credit to students who do yard work for the disabled and elderly. Plus one daughter's very special Father's Day gift. These stories and more in less than 10 minutes!  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories.  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 33 include:  Dad Hug Saves Lives  Pampers installing changing tables in men’s bathrooms  'Awesomely autistic' boy calmed during meltdown by Awesome Amusement Park employee  Fresh flowers in the home reduce pain Alternative high school lets students to do yard work for elderly and disabled for PE credit A very special father’s day gift  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook.  In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
09:47
June 15, 2019
Hero Teachers, Cupcakes for Disney, Tiniest Baby Leaves Hospital & More - Positive News Roundup Episode 32
Two teachers take the cake for going above and beyond their call of duty. Speaking of cake, a teen in Minnesota earned enough money making cupcakes that he was able to take his entire family of 7 on a trip to Walt Disney World. A circus is using holograms of animals, and a man carries his blind dog 800 miles on his shoulders so she can continue to enjoy the great outdoors. Plus a happy update on the world's smallest baby, news that may get you to floss more, and a kindness photo contest with thousands of dollars in prizes.   These stories and more in less than 10 minutes!  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories.  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 32 include:  Why this teacher is barefoot, caped and running outside with a tornado approaching Math teacher helping student get kidneys and plans to adopt him (plus a GoFundMe page) Teen sells cupcakes to take family to Disney World Circus opts for holograms instead of animals  Man carries his blind dog 800 miles so she can keep enjoying hiking World’s smallest baby leaves hospital after 5 months Floss to ward off Alzheimers Kindness photography contest  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, motivational speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or facebook.  In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
10:32
June 7, 2019
Alex Trebeck, Ending Child Marriage, Paying It Forward - This Week's Happier News in 10 Minutes, Episode 31
This week we have great news for fans of Jeopardy, Alex Trebeck is crushing his diagnosis of stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer like a champ, plus other stories of beating the odds. More than 1,200 girls in Malawi have gone back to school thanks to one Chief who has made it her mission to end child marriages. A two-year-old gets the coolest walker made out of PVC pipes. A chance encounter saves a man's life and the college cello player with a story you have to hear to believe! These stories and more in less than 10 minutes!  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories.  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 31 include:  Alex Trebeck Almost in Remission College Grad’s Inspiring Journey Goes Viral Malawi Female Chief Makes It Her Mission to Eliminate Child Marriages (Support children in Malawi via UNICEF) Home Depot Employees Build Special Walker out of PVC Pipes  Minnesota Mom Gets to Repay Volunteer Firefighter Who Saved Daughter’s Life  19-Year-old Cello Player's Story Strikes a Chord (GoFundMe page to help Eddie) Click on any of the links to learn more or send an email if you'd like a full transcript of this episode.  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, motivational speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook.  In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
09:56
June 1, 2019
Immigrant and Foster Parent Journey- with Roman Prokopchuk
Episode 30 of the In Happier News podcast features an interview with Roman Prokopchuk,  a digital marketing expert who immigrated to America as a child and is currently navigating the world of being a foster parent to two young boys. Roman opens up about his experiences and his tips to staying positive. Update May 28, 8:25pm - The day this episode went live, Roman let us know that at 3pm on the 28th, the boys were picked up and reunified with their biological mother. They learned this would be happening on the 24th, so they made sure to spend the weekend making as many more happy memories with them as possible.  He and his wife are heartbroken. If you'd like to send Roman a note of support or encouragement, you can connect with him at Nova Zora Digital and listen to his podcast: The Digital Savage Experience. About In the Happier News podcast: Learn more and connect at InHappierNews.com. Don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook. 
16:53
May 28, 2019
Surprise Gifts, Cute Pups & More Good News in Under 10 Minutes - Episode 29
A Walmart Cashier gets a gifted a car, a billionaire pays off $40 million of student debt for graduating seniors he doesn't even know, teachers around the state of Alabama donate sick days to a football coach so he be with his toddler battling cancer, four fox pups are doing well thanks to a farmer's quick actions and the wait is over for a shelter dog who has spent seven years waiting for a forever home!   Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less!  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 29 include:  Walmart Cashier Who Walks 2.5 Hours to Get to Work Gets Life Changing Ride  Billionaire Robert F. Smith Surprises Graduates During Commencement Speech by Paying Off Their Student Debt Educators Donate more than 100 Sick Days to Football Coach with Toddler Battling Cancer Cutest Fox Cubs Saved by Farmer who Performed Emergency C-Section on Mother Hawaiian Shelter Dog Gets New Family in Michigan after 7 years of Waiting for a Forever Home Click on any of the links to learn more or send an email if you'd like a full transcript of this episode.  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, motivational speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook.  In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes. 
09:23
May 25, 2019
Smile Inducing Inspiring Stories & Happy News in 10 Minutes or Less - Episode 28
A skydiver's lost leg is found, a drone successfully delivers a donated organ, hydration blobs made from seaweed extract are revolutionizing races, a super inspiring kindergarten teacher, a recent college graduate who lost everything in Hurricane Florence is ready to start her teaching career at age 78, the punishment for vandalism that's actually working, plus two whale-of-a-tale stories that will put a smile on your face!  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. Deanne scours the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less!  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 28 include:  Skydiver’s prosthetic leg found Drone successfully delivers organ for transplant patient - learn more about Kidney disease at: http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/kidney-failure/ Marathon ditches plastic water bottles for blobs made out of seaweed Kindergarten teacher cuts hair after little girl in class teased for short hair 78-year-old grandma graduates college after losing home in Hurricane Florence and plans to be a teacher till age 94 Teen vandals punishment of reading books on racism and writing essays worked Teens pulled out to sea praying for help get rescued by boat named 'Amen'  Beluga Whale believed to be a defected Russian spy capturing everyone’s heart  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, motivational speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook.  In Happier News also has it's own instagram page @inhappiernews
08:22
May 18, 2019
The Importance of Self-Love with Joie Cheng, Episode 27
Episode 27 of the In Happier News podcast features an interview with Joie Cheng,  the self-love transformational queen.  Joie’s Journey To Self-Love wasn’t easy.  Growing up, she endured many trials and tribulations including her parents’ messy divorce, two near-death experiences, bouts with depression, finding herself in an emotionally abusive relationship, and experiencing the death of her mother at age 27 and father at age 31. However, it was through these experiences that she cultivated the empowerment tools of energy healing and life coaching and redesigned her life from the ground up.  Joie believes when we share our stories we heal ourselves and we heal the world.  Learn the difference between self-love and self care and how self-love and positivity are connected.  Joie is also the host of the podcast The Naked Truth Movement where she interviews guests who are willing to share inspiring stories and be vulnerable so less people feel alone. You can learn more about her at: https://joiecheng.com/ About In Happier News: Learn more and connect at InHappierNews.com. Don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook. 
18:16
May 13, 2019
Celebrating Mothers - Positive and Inspiring News Stories From Around the World.
This week Deanne pulled together stories in celebration of Mother’s Day. Some are about biological mothers and others are about people who have played a motherly role in someone’s life.  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. We scour the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less!  The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 26 include:  13-year-old sells Xbox and does Yard Work to buy his Single Mom a Car Sheriff’s Department surprises 20-year-old raising her 5 siblings with a Car and since the story aired an additional $38,000 has been raised for the family Kraft is Paying Moms $100 to get a Babysitter on Mother’s Day (here's the link to submit payment)  Nurse Adopts Drug Addicted Baby who had No Visitors  Royal Baby named Archie. Happy 1st Mother’s Day to Meghan Markle   'Waving Granny' Gets Special Goodbye Hundreds Knit Nests for Orphaned Baby Birds  Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Reach out and let me know how you are spending Mother’s Day or if you are doing anything special for anyone else. Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook. 
08:44
May 9, 2019
Weekly Dose of Positive News and Inspiring Stories
A toddler spreads kindness to senior citizens, the story of a young man who went from homeless to being a NFL prospect, how a grandmother's wrong number dial turned into a friendship, drunk honeybees survive Notre Dame fire, a hospital patient creates a pay it forward pizza party and the secret to getting potholes filled faster in your community.  Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. We scour the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less! The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 25 include:  Toddler is Spreading Kindness to Senior Citizens   From Homeless to NFL Prospect  Grandma’s Wrong Number Dial Turns into Friendship  180,000 Honeybees Living on top Notre Dame Survive Fire Drunk on Co2  Pay it Forward Pizza Party!  Power of the Willie  Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, don't forget to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook. 
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April 29, 2019
The Secret to Living is Giving - 10 Minutes of Positive News and Inspiring Stories
Welcome to the In Happier News podcast, with host Deanne Goodman. We scour the news each week to bring you the happy, inspiring and positive stories in 10 minutes or less! The uplifting and good news stories of Episode 24 include: Police pitch in to help landscaper  12-year-old boy fills potholes in community with dirt from backyard  Police officer throws bullied kid the best birthday ever!  Everyday hero fighting human trafficking Willie Nelson Saves 70 horses from slaughter  Get paid $19,000 by NASA to lay in bed for 60 days Feel free to connect at InHappierNews.com and don’t forget to put a nice rating and review if you are listening in Apple podcasts, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, don't forget to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on instagram or facebook. 
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April 23, 2019
In Happier News: Caring for the Planet, Earth Day Edition
Episode 23 Each week I scour the news to bring you positive and inspiring stories in 10 minutes or less.  This week, in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd I rounded up the positive news stories that had to do with saving the planet or nature.   Story links:  7-year-old Sea Turtle Activist Gets L.L. Bean to Change Company Policy   Actor Morgan Freeman Saves Honeybees at his Bee Sanctuary   Stressed? Take a Nature Pill (think Vitamin Sea)  Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers hit Fast Food Places (plus my favorite vegan fast food chain in San Diego)  Adidas Creates Running Shoes from Ocean Pollution   Happy Earth Day everyone! Take care of the planet, get outside, and spread the positivity and this podcast with everyone you know. Please leave a review too on itunes.  Follow host Deanne Goodman on instagram and facebook or go to inhappiernews.com to learn more. 
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April 13, 2019
Positive News Roundup - Inspiring Stories for the Week Ahead
So much good news going on this week!  Here are links to the eight inspiring stories shared to brighten your day!  Basketball Coach Brings the Sport to Kids who Can’t Afford Local Programs Cable Tech Cuddles Special Needs Child While Fixing the Internet  Another State Officially Names Shelter Animals the State Animal $18M Federal Dollars NOT Being Cut For Special Olympic Funding 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Running Across the US for 2nd time - Expected to Finish at Age 100 Good Samaritan Returns $14,000 in Cash 25-year-old Buys Out Payless Shoes Closing Sale Inventory and Donates it all to Flood Victims High School Students Build Power Wheelchair for 2-Year-Old  Connect with the Host Deanne Goodman on Instagram or Facebook
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April 6, 2019
Positive News RoundUp: Homeless Chess Champ, Win a Free Trip to Finland, Cop Searches For Missing Teddy Bear & More
It's March 29, 2019 and here's a roundup of good news stories to brighten your day in 10 minutes or less!  Links: 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Homeless No More https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/23/opinion/sunday/homeless-chess-champion-tani.html Three Leg Puppy and Double Amputee Owner are Paw’ing it Forward https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiny-tim-disabled-puppy-is-training-for-a-special-task-thanks-to-a-veteran-paying-it-forward/ Police Officer helps Boy with Autism Reunite with Missing Teddy Bear  https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cop-finds-teddy-bear-for-autistic-nj-boy/ Win a Trip to Finland and be Paired with Personal Happiness Guide https://rentafinn.com/ The Highlight Positive podcast is rebranding and you can help come up with a new name! Would love to hear your suggestions. Send them and any other suggestions to host Deanne Goodman at www.highlightpositive.com
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March 30, 2019
Positive News Roundup: Strangers Give Strangers Life-Changing Gifts
This episode is a roundup of positive news stories in 10 minutes or less. You'll hear about three people who heard about or witnessed others in need and came to the rescue by gifting a car, set of new tires and a Superbowl experience all to complete strangers.  Links:  Good samaritan gifts car to struggling nursing student with two jobs via Good Morning America Man overhears stressed mom’s conversation at America's Tires and pays for all four of her tires via Riverside County News Source Father gets dying wish to go to Superbowl thanks to stranger via Inside Edition To learn more about The Highlight Positive podcast or host Deanne Goodman, go to highlightpositive.com
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March 22, 2019
5 Minutes of Inspiration: Soaring Beyond Limitations
This mini episode includes an amazing story of a heroic pigeon named Cher Ami, the unbelievably cool thing that bees can do and how so much rain is causing the most beautiful butterfly migration!  Tune in for 5 minutes of positivity inspired by those willing to soar beyond limitations and the power of community.  Connect with the host Deanne Goodman: www.facebook.com/deannegoodman www.instagram.com/deannestagram www.highlightpositive.com
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March 13, 2019
Boosting Confidence | Episode 18 with Davide Di Giorgio
Davide Di Giorgio is a #1 International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach, Leadership Coach, and an Ambassador for creating unprecedented results for uncommon people - like you. He is on a mission to tackle bullying and build confidence and self-esteem while funding dream projects for high school performing arts students and teachers. Watch a video and learn more about Davide's mission here: www.beingunapologetic.com Davide is a contributing author in the Better Business Book, Reach Your Greatness, and a writer for Success Profiles Magazine and San Diego’s Life By Design Magazine. Originally from Toronto, Davide now lives in his dream city, San Diego, with his dream husband Heath and their dog, Galileo. Connect with Deanne the host of the Highlight Positive Podcast at: www.highlightpositive.com
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February 21, 2019
Challenge Accepted: Do One New Good Deed a Week. Episode 17 with Boomer Perrault
Boomer Perrault is the founder of the organization, 1 a Week, that aims to spread mental health awareness and positivity through random acts of kindness while giving out weekly gifts along the way.  Started in 2018, the organization has already had over 3,400 posts shared with them as of January 2019, and the number continues to climb.  Each week if you did one new act of kindness, what kind of impact could you have on others and yourself? Take the challenge and see how it feels! You may even win a prize! Follow 1 a Week at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_1aweek/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1aWeekChallenge/ Boomer's Podcast - Unapologetically Me, A Mental Health Podcast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-me/id1438050247 To connect with Deanne, go to highlightpositive.com
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February 8, 2019
The Power of Pay It Forward - 10 Minutes of Positive News
 On today’s show we are highlighting two individuals making positive changes in the world. These are the types of news stories that don’t always get told, but should! People doing good things not for the recognition but because they want to. The first story is about a woman selling handmade wooden flowers in a New York subway and a man's pay it forward action that moves her to tears. Check it out: Subway Flowers Pay It Forward Video The next person we want to highlight also paying it forward is Corey Fleischer who started a national movement called Erasing Hate. He had a power washing company but always felt unfulfilled.  Then one day he saw offensive graffiti and his mission in life became clear. Here is his TEDx speech: Erasing Hate TEDx Talk Let us know what your favorite under reported positive news stories are and we'll try to share them! Reach out at highlightpositive.com or to Deanne on instagram or facebook.  Keep inspiring others and let us know how you pay it forward to make the world a better place. 
09:47
January 19, 2019
Using Mindset for Better Nutrition & Less Stress with Coach Darla Nelson
Did you know that 7 out of 10 Americans regularly deal with stress? How a person thinks about stress that can determine its effects, according to recent research.  Certified Health and Life Coach Darla Nelson has experienced first hand the impact of stress on her health. Along with changes in how she eats and her mindset towards food, she is now healthier than ever as she turns 51 this year.   Whether you want to lose weight, lose the stress, or just continue feeling great in 2019, this episode is for you!  Links: Connect with Darla at: Coachdarlanelson.com Books referenced: The Slight Edge  Money A Love Story Connect with Deanne the host at: www.inhappiernews.com
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January 9, 2019
How Rescuing Animals Can Lead to Compassion Fatigue: Lisa Hamilton with Last Chance At Life. Ep 14
Lisa Hamilton is the president and founder and Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue & Adoptions. www.lastchanceatlife.org  For the past 30 years she has run an animal rescue in addition to being in the veterinarian field.  Last Chance at Life helps animals needing medical attention and those that would be put down due to space issues or minor behavioral/training issues at other shelters.  They take in dogs of all ages including seniors and give them the best life possible. Here is a senior dog they helped named Walter who I was able to give the best day ever!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_TTriKTTFw&t=2s One thing Lisa talks about in this interview is Compassion Fatigue which she dealt with in the past year.  The Compassion Fatigue Awareness project provides great information and resources about this condition: http://www.compassionfatigue.org/ Also on their website is a test you can take to to see where you fall on the compassion satisfaction/fatigue continuum, it’s called the Professional Quality of Life. http://www.proqol.org/uploads/ProQOL_5_English_Self-Score_3-2012.pdf About the Host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist and animal lover! She is dedicated to highlighting the good in the world and spreading positivity. To learn more go to: www.highlightpositive.com 
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December 27, 2018
Dealing With Holiday Blues, Stress & Anxiety with Therapist Chelsea Johnson. Episode 13
The holidays are a fun and festive time but can also be a sad, lonely, stressful or anxious time for many. Chelsea Johnson holds a masters in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with psychosis, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and trauma, among many other difficulties. She has great suggestions that everyone can put to use this holiday season. Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelsea-johnson-95308453/ https://nami.org About the Host Deanne Goodman www.instagram.com/deannestagram www.facebook.com/deannegoodman www.highlightpositive.com
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December 12, 2018
Ocean Therapy for Foster Youth - interview with Craig Jenkins at Urban Surf 4 Kids
Craig has been apart of Urban Surf 4 Kids(US4K) since the summer of 2012 where he worked with the founder, Wesley Stewart, on creating a comprehensive Surf Therapy program to support Foster and At-Risk youth who are overcoming PTSD, physical, and emotional trauma. He is a full-time volunteer staff member at US4K by day and a full-time Federal Agent for Homeland Security by night. Working with the amazing kids and volunteers of this organization has been the most rewarding experience in his life. Urban Surf 4 Kids (US4K) was created to empower foster and at-risk youth through surf therapy and community service based mentoring programs. It's more than an organization, it's a family, an "Ohana." The support system that they need. Many of the foster youth in the program had never been in the ocean before despite living near the beach! US4K even takes a group of 15 to Hawaii each year! Most have never even been to an airport let alone on a dream vacation. Foster children are nearly twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as United States war veterans, according to a study conducted by The Harvard Medical School. The risk of homelessness for teens leaving foster care is extreme, as many as 25% becoming homeless within 18 months of leaving the system. Nearly one-third of boys who lived in foster care will go to jail before they reach age 19; foster girls are more than twice as likely to get pregnant as non-fostered teenagers. Additionally, 50% of all foster children will never receive a high school diploma or GED. Links: www.urbansurf4kids.org About the Host: Deanne Goodman's mission as a journalist is to highlight the good in the world! Connect with her at www.highlightpositive.com
34:32
December 3, 2018
Unlocking Your True Genius, Energy Work & Energy Vampires: Episode 11 with Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper is Founder, COO and Director of Coaching of Genius Unlocked Coaching Institute. He has over nine years of experience as a coach, trainer, mentor, and mediator. Carson has done thousands of coaching sessions and mediations, maximizing people’s strengths to operate in their true genius and now incorporates energy work into his practice. Carson exudes positivity! He shares his tips and tricks to living a happy life as well as ways to deal with energy vampires and toxic people instead of cutting them out of your life. Links: GeniusUnlockedCoaching.com Challenge in January, use the passcode to attend for FREE: virtualretreat.coach passcode: RETREAT Know someone or a charity that would be great to highlight on the Highlight Positive podcast? Connect with Deanne: www.facebook.com/deannegoodman www.instagram.com/deannestagram www.highlightpositive.com
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November 19, 2018
The #1 Tip for Positivity and a “Wonky” Email :)
In this five-minute mini bonus episode, we're focusing on #1 tip for positivity from the seven amazing guests who have come on the show. That tip is to smile at people! Just smile. It sounds easy, but why don’t we do it all the time then? Sometimes we fear people won’t return the smile and then we’ll feel self-conscious. Host Deanne Goodman shares a personal story about an unreturned smile and the "wonky" email. Some people may try to dull your sparkle or steal your happiness, but they can't take your smile from you. That is all yours! What do you think about this topic? Do you smile at strangers? Do you think it's key to living a positive life? Connect with Deanne: www.facebook.com/deannegoodman www.instagram.com/deannestagram
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November 9, 2018
Grief, Grace, God and Childhood Cancer - Lorraine Tallman Episode 9
It’s a conversation you might want to grab tissues for. Lorraine Tallman’s calling is to care for people and she does it all while grieving with grace. Lorraine is living out her daughter Amanda's legacy through an incredible non-profit that helps thousands of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Not only did Lorraine lose her daughter to cancer at the age of 12 six years ago, just four months ago she lost her husband to cancer. The foundation her and her husband started together gives her purpose to go on. She has devoted her life to caring for others and believes it is her calling. Lorraine holds the hands of grieving mothers at funerals, helps families who just learned their child has cancer, and is also at the hospital dancing and cheering when a little warrior beats the disease. She shares how to best support someone grieving and what not to say. Links: See Lorraine in action with her non-profit Comfy Cozy's For Chemo. 5-hour ENERGY video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJxFd2ti6QY&list=PLo_6iu4NbSa5Ez5GaTE8w03VFn2Ipy34A&index=3 Help children with cancer and their families: www.amandahope.org. Thank you for your support and for listening to the Highlight Positive Podcast. Leave a positive review if you feel inclined and share this episode with anyone who you think would benefit from it. In the words of Amanda, big hugs to you all! Get in touch with Deanne: www.instagram.com/deannestagram www.facebook.com/deannegoodman www.highlightpositivepodcast.com
36:09
November 2, 2018
Handling the Unexpected, Self-Talk and Staying Healthy with Dawn-Renee Rice, Episode 8
Dawn-Renee Rice is a Client Services Consultant who works with entrepreneurs on their content development, and a Holistic Life Coach for people ready to shift their mindset and live a more healthy, positive life. She was a teen mom who had an abusive first marriage and then abused herself with negative thoughts for 20 years. At age 39 she hated what she saw in the mirror and through positive self-talk, wearing red lipstick and eating a mostly plant-based diet, she lost 55 pounds in 8 months. Life was going great when a curveball came her way. She and her husband of 20 years stepped in to raise their young twin grandsons full time. Life doesn't always go as planned but maybe that is EXACTLY how it is supposed to unfold. Dawn-Renee shares her tips and tricks to staying positive. Links: www.dawnreneerice.com Instagram @dawnreneerice or @onetiredmimi Thank you for your support of this podcast! If you know an inspiring person, live a positive life, or you have a great story yourself, let’s talk! You can reach out to me on Instagram @deannestagram or Facebook: Deanne Goodman. www.highlightpositivepodcast.com Until next time, keep spreading the positivity!
36:21
October 26, 2018
Take Care of Your Body & Transform Your Mind - Forrest Folen, Episode 7
Forrest Folen is a mindset and meditation coach and fitness industry expert. But he didn't always take care of his body and his mind. After hitting rock bottom with drug and alcohol abuse in his younger years, his grandmother told him, "take care of your body, your body is going to take care of your mind and your mind will take care of your life." Those words led him on a journey of personal development beginning with the courage to attend a martial arts class. Forrest shares his tips and tricks to living a more positive life and the power of meditation. His new book: BODY MIND TRANSFORMATIONS: Lessons and Insights to Create The Best Version of YOU is available on Amazon. Links: Book: https://amzn.to/2CLkWqo Connect with Forrest: https://www.facebook.com/forrestfolen Forrest is also a Vegan and animal rights activist, an advocate for homeless children and families and supporter of www.solutionsforchange.org and a proud dad of three amazing kids. Follow Highlight Positive host Deanne on Instagram at www.instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook www.facebook.com/deannegoodman If you have an inspiring story or know someone who does email highlightpositivepodcast@gmail.com
26:11
October 17, 2018
Changing the World Through Giving & Service - Episode 6, Ana Perez
Ana Perez and I met about five years ago when I got to share her story with the world as a host of 5-Hour ENERGY helps Amazing People. Not only did I get to share her story, but I also got to surprise her with a check for $50,000! It was one of my favorite stories because I truly believe Ana is a saint. She has been helping the homeless for more than 9 years.  Watch the video to see Ana in action helping the homeless and being surprised with $50,000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0wFjOjix0c&index=2&list=PLo_6iu4NbSa5Ez5GaTE8w03VFn2Ipy34A  To connect with Ana or send her donations like socks, clothes and blankets to give to the homeless in San Bernardino, send her a direct message at instagram.com/sticksofZarephath  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com. We also appreciate nice ratings and reviews, that helps others find the podcast. Thanks for helping spread positivity, be sure to subscribe so that you always get the latest dose of news to brighten your day. About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
37:32
October 3, 2018
Former Special Agent Shares Self Defense and Happiness Tips - Episode 5 Cody Perron
Cody Perron is a former Marine and Diplomatic Security Special Agent, a nationally certified women’s self-defense instructor and a Department of Homeland Security trained Use of Force Instructor. He's also the author of "Agents Unknown – True Stories of Life as a Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service." Cody shares self-defense tips, stories from his life as a special agent and how he remains positive and happy in light of being involved some very high-stress situations. Cody's website: https://www.agentsunknown.biz/ You can also purchase Cody's book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ID7qW5 For more on the D.A.D. self-defense alert device Cody talks about go to: https://tigerlight.net/ Follow Deanne on Instagram at www.instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook www.facebook.com/deannegoodman If you have an inspiring story or know someone who does email highlightpositivepodcast@gmail.com
31:27
October 3, 2018
You Have Enough!
Deanne Goodman shares the secret to having it all, in less than 10 minutes flat! Learn how to reframe any situation and realize that you truly have enough. If you ever find yourself comparing your life to others on social media, this episode especially is for you! Follow Deanne on Instagram at www.instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook www.facebook.com/deannegoodman
09:46
October 3, 2018
Transcending Trauma Through The Power of Music & Love - Celeste Barbier Ep. 3
Celeste Barbier is one of the happiest and most fun loving people, but she wasn't always that way. Celeste shares her story of overcoming trauma, abuse, bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, and the loss of a parent all before graduating high school! Celeste shares how she pulled herself out of a dark place and the important role music plays in healing. Celeste is a highly sought-after singer and entertainer. She also sings at Assisted Living Homes and for residents of memory care facilities. Her vintage-style singing brings the elderly joy and nostalgia. To learn more or book Celeste for an upcoming event go to: www.celestebarbier.com Follow Celeste at: https://www.facebook.com/CelesteMarieBarbier https://www.instagram.com/celestebarbierevents/ Follow Deanne on Instagram at www.instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook www.facebook.com/deannegoodman If you have an inspiring story or know someone who does email highlightpositivepodcast@gmail.com
45:25
October 3, 2018
Genuinely Happy 98% of the Time - Jared Gustafson CEO of Kombucha On Tap
CEO, father, and husband to Deanne, the very humble Jared Gustafson shares tips and tricks to living a more positive and happy life. Find out why he thinks everyone should do an endurance event, his secret to having so much energy and more! Episode 2 is a fun interview you won't want to miss.  Links-  Kombucha On Tap www.kombuchaontap.net  instagram.com/kombuchaontap facebook.com/kombuchaontap Follow Deanne on Instagram at instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook facebook.com/deannegoodman  If you have an inspiring story or know someone who does share it at inhappiernews.com
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October 3, 2018
From Celebrating Death to Highlighting the Positive - Ep. 1
Get to know host Deanne Goodman who is a journalist, an entrepreneur, a wife, and mom to a baby girl.  Deanne wasn't always on a mission to highlight the positive. In many ways, she was on a mission to do the opposite, covering as many hard-hitting stories as possible as a tv news reporter. A string of "coincidences" which she believes were God and the Universe giving her a wake-up call, changed her life and led her on a new path.  Deanne shares this shocking personal story and take-away lessons that could change your life as well!  Links - 5-HOUR Energy Helps videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_QSjzZH36c&list=PLo_6iu4NbSa5Ez5GaTE8w03VFn2Ipy34A Walter's Best Day Ever!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_TTriKTTFw&t=2s Follow Deanne on Instagram at www.instagram.com/deannestagram or on facebook www.facebook.com/deannegoodman If you have an inspiring story or know someone who does email highlightpositivepodcast@gmail.com
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October 3, 2018