Here's Something Good

Here's Something Good

Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life.Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 7 min

Always late? Always overbooked? The way we handle time is often hard-wired into our brains. Even so, there are practical ways we can get better at managing this scarce commodity. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz tells how.

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Faith Florez was just 15 when she developed an app, called Calor, to help prevent heatstroke in farmworkers. But that was just the beginning of her activism to build a better future for Latinos in America.

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Harriett's Bookshop in Philadelphia--named for Harriett Tubman—celebrates women authors, artists and activists. Owner Jeannine Cook gives some great suggestions of women writers to put on your reading list.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is 19, the lead in MIndy Kaling's Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever, and on the cover of this week's Time magazine. She wants to make sure we see more women who look like her on our movie and TV screens.

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February 22, 2021 11 min

Whether it's because of Covid or the Texas weather disaster, people want to help others through difficult times. Shelly Tygielski created a nationwide mutual aid group called Pandemic of Love; so far it's brought together more than a million volunteers and people in need.

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Because of the long pandemic, many of us are experiencing similar feelings: Loss, anxiety and listlessness--but also greater appreciation for family and friends. There's a name for this collection of symptoms: PTSE. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz gives tips on how to cope with it.

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February 18, 2021 6 min

We get an unforgettable lesson in leadership from Admiral MIchelle Howard, the first woman to be a four-star admiral in the US Navy and the first African American woman to command a ship. 

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The pandemic has many of us re-evaluating how we define career success. Executive coach Dr. Monique Valcour tells how to find satisfaction and meaning in our work.

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The Daughters of Kobani, the new book by best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemon, tells the amazing, true story of an all-woman militia in Syria that took on Isis—and won! She reveals why these women were so effective.

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Zoom has been a boon to our social relationships during the pandemic. But to really cure covid-loneliness, we need to pump up the emotional volume. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz tells us how. 

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February 11, 2021 6 min

Trying to be productive while working from home is especially challenging, which accounts for a new surge of popularity for a technique that’s been around for decades. We are revisiting The Pomodoro Technique - A technique named for the tomato-shaped timer that is its hallmark. We tell how it works.

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February 10, 2021 9 min

More money doesn't mean more happiness. But doing good deeds and thinking kind thoughts actually can boost contentment. We talk to Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at UC Riverside and a creator of the world-famous "happiness pie chart” on how to be happy, even during Covid.

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Early in the pandemic, San Diego high schooler Ashley Cohen was moved by news reports of mothers who couldn't feed their families. The nonprofit she created to combat hunger is now national, it's all run by teens--and it offers valuable lessons for anyone who wants to change the world.

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February 8, 2021 9 min

When everyone in the home gets involved in household chores, all family members benefit. There's greater happiness and stronger relationships. We discuss an easy way to make a positive difference in this area through a campaign called Come Clean to Close the Chore Gap. It's one of P&G's 2,021 Acts of Good for 2021.

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Feeling down, sad or blue sometimes is a normal human emotion, especially during this long pandemic. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz offers practical advice for boosting your mood.  

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February 4, 2021 7 min

What does it take to be a leader? Pat Mitchell, who's led organizations from PBS to CNN Productions, reveals the trait that enables women leaders to successfully handle crises like Covid. 

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Things are tight economically and many of us are working harder than ever. But, depending on your industry and company, there are opportunities and even the possibility of a raise. So how do you make a successful ask? We get great advice from communications expert Kristi Hedges.

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February 2, 2021 10 min

Zoom business meetings, Zoom school classes, Zoom parties...our work and social lives exist largely on-camera these days. But if you feel you're not making the best impression on Zoom, there are easy tips to fix that. We get great advice from executive presentation coach Jennifer Hennings.

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Getting outdoors for a hike or other activities is one of the best things we can do for mind and body. But nature adventures have not always been available to women of color. Denver-based Jessica Newton is changing all that with her nonprofit Vibe Tribe and Black Girls Hike.

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Wouldn't it be great to have a simple way to alleviate the anxiety that comes with Covid, the election aftermath and the other challenges of contemporary life? We're sharing an easy, effective technique we learned from psychiatrist and podcaster Dr. Gail Saltz.

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