In Happier News

In Happier News

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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.


Positive News Stories from Black Lives Matter Protests and the Coronavirus
Jun 10 • 6 min
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…
Positive News in 7 Minutes - Week of May 22, 2020
May 22 • 7 min
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…
Positive News Headlines and Stories the Week of May 15, 2020
May 15 • 5 min
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…
The Good News Stories of the Week - May 1, 2020
May 1 • 9 min
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…
Anxious? Bake or Play Tetris During the COVID-19 Lockdown, An Awesome Gym Owner, LEGOS to the Rescue, and More Positive News Stories
Apr 22 • 6 min
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…
Coronavirus Positive News Stories - April 7, 2020: MIT Students Design Cheaper Ventilator, John Krasinski Rocks, and Other Good People Stepping Up.
Apr 8 • 11 min
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…
COVID-19 Positive & Good News Stories from the Coronavirus Pandemic - March 25, 2020
Mar 25 • 9 min
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.…
Manifesting Part 2 and How to Make a Digital Vision Board
Dec 30, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Tips for Navigating Holiday Anxiety and Stress (REBROADCAST)
Dec 18, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Help Koalas, Airport Therapy Pig, Holiday Movies to Binge and More Happier News in 10 Minutes or Less
Nov 26, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Craziest “Coincidence,” Following Passions, and Retirement Leads to Boozy Cupcakes - These Inspiring Stories & More!
Nov 7, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Hug Stops Student with Gun, Amazing Dog Tales and Compostable Pizza Boxes - This Week’s Positive News Roundup
Oct 28, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Field Goals, Sibling Goals & a Wedding Dress to Die For - This Week’s Happier News
Oct 14, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Manifesting Zebras and $777 - How to Manifest in 5-Minutes
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Emotional Support Clowns, Airline Baby Seat Map, and a Real Life Superman - Positive News Coming Your Way!
Oct 1, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Disney’s Bedtime Hotline, Bachelorette Party Turns Into Relief Mission, and More Happy News
Sep 23, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Not Your Typical Message in a Bottle, Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Leads to Voting, and More Happy News
Sep 17, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Serving and Giving Will Fill Your Soul (REBROADCAST) - Ana Perez
Sep 9, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Hurricane Dorian Hero, Ecstasy Treats PTSD, Moms Support Drag Queen & More Good News Stories
Sep 4, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Everything BUT Political News - Vera Gibbons Launches Nonpoliticalnews.com
Aug 30, 2019 • 19 min
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…
This Week’s Positive News - Back to School Edition
Aug 26, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Erica Mandy Makes the News Fast, Fair and Fun with The Newsworthy
Aug 19, 2019 • 28 min
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…
There is Still Good in the World
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Game of Thrones Fans - I Hear Ya! Bonus Episode on the Lost Art of Listening
Aug 5, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Cow Cuddling for Stress Relief, Baby Watch, Generous People & More
Jul 29, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Target’s Halloween Wheelchair Costumes, Senior Citizens Getting Wet & Wild, Plus Baby Watch Update
Jul 22, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Vegan Meals for the Homeless, Beauty Queen’s Talent is Science and More Positive News in Under 10 Minutes
Jul 15, 2019 • 8 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
Jul 8, 2019 • 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
Jun 28, 2019 • 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
Jun 26, 2019 • 42 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…
103-year-old Runs Better Than You & other Inspiring News
Jun 21, 2019 • 9 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
Jun 14, 2019 • 10 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 11 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- with Roman Prokopchuk
May 28, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 10 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, 2019 • 9 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, 2019 • 19 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.
May 9, 2019 • 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
Apr 29, 2019 • 9 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, 2019 • 8 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, 2019 • 7 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, 2019 • 9 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 7 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 22 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, 2019 • 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 with Coach Darla Nelson
Jan 9, 2019 • 29 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 • 30 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 - interview with Craig Jenkins at 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 • 31 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…
The #1 Tip for Positivity and a “Wonky” Email :)
Nov 9, 2018 • 6 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 • 37 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 • 37 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 • 27 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…
You Have Enough!
Oct 3, 2018 • 10 min
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…
Transcending Trauma Through The Power of Music & Love - Celeste Barbier Ep. 3
Oct 3, 2018 • 46 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 CEO of Kombucha On Tap
Oct 3, 2018 • 27 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! Episode 2 is a…
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…