5 Happy Headlines for good living! Mind. Body. Soul. Earth. It’s all connected & taking care of each leads to a happier, healthier life & planet.
Teenager Therapy Podcast
Five teenage friends are helping others by having created a podcast to talk about the everyday challenges that teenagers face. Teenager Therapy is a weekly podcast from one of their bedrooms in Southern California and is a free-flowing conversation that focuses on mental health, insecurities, friendships. The discussions are honest, raw, share vulnerabilities and provide relatable views for others who may be feeling the same way. “We’re kind of just giving our experience and our situation just so you can get some context.”
This diverse and forward thinking group of teenagers has even caught the attention of Prince Harry, “Every single one of us needs to prioritize our emotional well-being.”— CBS Evening News
Teenager Therapy Podcast
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Eat More Plant Based Protein to Reduce CO2
Researchers have found that eating less animal products and consuming more plant based protein foods could result in reducing harmful climate warming emissions. The research and study, by the journal Nature Sustainability, suggests that eating less meat and dairy will produce less need for agricultural land for animal sourced foods that typically “suppresses native vegetation, including forests.” These land resources could then be allowed to regrow with their natural ecosystems and help offset CO2 emissions and global warming. The authors of the study calculated we could possibly wipe out at least a decade of fossil fuel emissions simply by shifting our source of proteins from animals to plant based proteins like beans, lentils and nuts.
“Restoring native vegetation on large tracts of low yield agricultural land is currently our safest option for removing CO2,” says study co-author Helen Harwatt. —ScienceDaily
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Sustainable Seaweed Diaper for Babies
A Swiss design student, Luisa Kahlfeldt, has won accolades for her SeaCell fabric Sumo non-cotton reusable cloth diaper made from seaweed and eucalyptus. Typical disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to decompose and are made from potentially harmful chemicals. Most cloth diapers are made with up to five different materials that usually contain polyester. Luisa’s cloth diaper design is a mono-material which “makes the Sumo diaper desirable on both an ecological and economical level” and is a promising all natural, durable alternative for good living.—Bio Plastics News
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Cow Hugging. It’s Good For You.
Moo-over Goat Yoga, Cow Hugging is here! Cow cuddling has became popular in the Netherlands and is quickly becoming the latest animal related wellness trend in the US. Cows are big for a great big hugs and they have a slower heart rate than humans which can have a beneficial calming effect. Hugging, cuddling, petting or leaning on these big and beautiful animals can be incredibly soothing, relieve stress, decrease depression and promote good heart health. Go on.. give it a try!
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Lego Braille Bricks Make Learning Fun!
Lego is helping visually impaired kids have fun while learning Braille. “Children naturally learn through play. It allows them to discover the world around them, come up with ideas of their own, connect with others, and use their natural creativity and curiosity.”—Lego Braille Bricks
“Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.”
― Germany Kent
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