In Happier News

In Happier News

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A weekly roundup of positive and happier news stories in 10 minutes or less as well as episodes with inspiring people. This is a podcast for people who believe there is too much negativity in the media and would rather be uplifted by hearing about the good in the world instead. 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 of spreading positivity instead. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inhappiernews/support


Vegan Meals for the Homeless, Beauty Queen’s Talent is Science and More Positive News in Under 10 Minutes - Episode 38
Jul 15 • 7 min
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…
The Story that Inspired Oprah, Remembering a Holocaust Hero and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less- Episode 37
Jul 8 • 8 min
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…
Internet Shaming Turns Positive, Good News for Elephants & More! 10 Minutes of Happier News - Episode 36
Jun 28 • 11 min
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…
Choosing Happiness After a Rough Start - Jerry Dugan Episode 35
Jun 26 • 41 min
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…
Inspiring Stories That Will Motivate Anyone - Episode 34
Jun 21 • 7 min
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…
Dads Making a Difference, The Power of Flowers, and More Positive News in 10 Minutes or Less - Episode 33
Jun 14 • 9 min
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…
Hero Teachers, Cupcakes for Disney, Tiniest Baby Leaves Hospital & More - Positive News Roundup Episode 32
Jun 7 • 11 min
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…
Alex Trebeck, Ending Child Marriage, Paying It Forward - This Week’s Happier News in 10 Minutes, Episode 31
Jun 1 • 10 min
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…
Immigrant and Foster Parent Journey- Episode 30 with Roman Prokopchuk
May 28 • 17 min
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…
Surprise Gifts, Cute Pups & More Good News in Under 10 Minutes - Episode 29
May 25 • 9 min
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,…
Smile Inducing Inspiring Stories & Happy News in 10 Minutes or Less - Episode 28
May 17 • 8 min
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…
The Importance of Self-Love with Joie Cheng, Episode 27
May 13 • 18 min
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…
Celebrating Mothers - Positive and Inspiring News Stories From Around the World. Episode 26.
May 9 • 9 min
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…
Weekly Dose of Positive News and Inspiring Stories: Episode 25
Apr 29 • 7 min
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…
The Secret to Living is Giving - 10 Minutes of Positive News and Inspiring Stories
Apr 22 • 7 min
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…
In Happier News: Caring for the Planet, Earth Day Edition
Apr 13 • 6 min
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:…
Positive News Roundup - Inspiring Stories for the Week Ahead
Apr 6 • 8 min
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…
Positive News RoundUp: Homeless Chess Champ, Win a Free Trip to Finland, Cop Searches For Missing Teddy Bear & More
Mar 29 • 6 min
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…
Positive News Roundup: Strangers Give Strangers Life-Changing Gifts
Mar 22 • 6 min
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…
5 Minutes of Inspiration: Soaring Beyond Limitations
Mar 13 • 5 min
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…
Boosting Confidence | Episode 18 with Davide Di Giorgio
Feb 21 • 37 min
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…
Challenge Accepted: Do One New Good Deed a Week. Episode 17 with Boomer Perrault
Feb 8 • 21 min
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…
The Power of Pay It Forward - 10 Minutes of Positive News
Jan 19 • 10 min
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…
Using Mindset for Better Nutrition & Less Stress in the New Year. Ep. 15: Darla Nelson
Jan 9 • 28 min
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…
How Rescuing Animals Can Lead to Compassion Fatigue: Lisa Hamilton with Last Chance At Life. Ep 14
Dec 27, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Dealing With Holiday Blues, Stress & Anxiety with Therapist Chelsea Johnson. Episode 13
Dec 12, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Ocean Therapy for Foster Youth is Working- Ep 12, Craig Jenkins with Urban Surf 4 Kids
Dec 3, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Unlocking Your True Genius, Energy Work & Energy Vampires: Episode 11 with Carson Cooper
Nov 19, 2018 • 30 min
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…
5 Minutes of Inspiration: The #1 Tip for Positivity :)
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Grief, Grace, God and Childhood Cancer - Lorraine Tallman Episode 9
Nov 2, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Handling the Unexpected, Self-Talk and Staying Healthy with Dawn-Renee Rice, Episode 8
Oct 26, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Take Care of Your Body & Transform Your Mind - Forrest Folen, Episode 7
Oct 17, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Changing the World Through Giving & Service - Episode 6, Ana Perez
Oct 3, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Former Special Agent Shares Self Defense and Happiness Tips - Episode 5 Cody Perron
Oct 3, 2018 • 32 min
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…
10 Minutes of Inspiration: You Have Enough! - Episode 4 with Deanne Goodman
Oct 3, 2018 • 10 min
On this bonus episode, 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,…
Transcending Trauma Through The Power of Music & Love - Celeste Barbier Ep. 3
Oct 3, 2018 • 45 min
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!…
Genuinely Happy 98% of the Time - Jared Gustafson Ep. 2
Oct 3, 2018 • 25 min
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! Links-…
From Celebrating Death to Highlighting the Positive - Ep. 1
Oct 3, 2018 • 19 min
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…