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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For years, a bright spot in the American economy has been its women-owned businesses. Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America, reveals that while women business owners have been hit hard by the pandemic, they're also demonstrating a resilience and sense of optimism we can all learn from. 
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May 26, 2020 6 min
The pandemic has inspired a lot of people to go back to the basics. Along with baking and knitting there's a new surge in gardening. In a time of disrupted supply chains, food insecurity and increased levels of anxiety, learn why gardens are sprouting up everywhere as a solution — and the real benefits it can bring to your life.  
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It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is here. Our lives have been paused for months—but there's no better time than now to gather with family and friends, salute frontline workers and military heroes —and take a break from the new normal. Find out why these breaks are so crucial for your mental health and hear some great ways to celebrate the holiday.  
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Katie Couric has won just about every journalism award there is, and she's spent her career breaking news and breaking down barriers. So at a time when the world needs trusted and balanced information about the pandemic, Katie Couric Media is providing that through podcasts, videos and her newsletter. Learn why Katie believes women's voices need to be heard, and how to access her unique perspective on the crisis.
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May 20, 2020 7 min
Here we are, more than two months into lockdown, and it’s getting even tougher to power through and stay upbeat through the daily challenges. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz shares her perspective on dealing with the hardships of the pandemic and gives us a lesson on rebuilding our willpower.  
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The economic crisis has been tough on everyone, and women-owned businesses have been hit particularly hard. Chavonne Hodges, founder of GrillzandGranola, has stayed focused on her mission to bring fitness to women of color; hear how she quickly pivoted to ensure she could continue serving her community during Covid19. To connect with GrillzandGranola visit: https://www.grillzandgranola.com/
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Some may be surprised to learn that care packages are a whole lot more than a box of treats sent to kids at camp. Learn about the original care packages and how the organization behind them, care.org, has pivoted to assist Americans who need aid during the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Happiness may seem difficult right now but even in challenging times, it can be experienced. Hear how our understanding of happiness may be limiting us — and learn simple techniques from a happiness expert that you can practice right now.
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The coronavirus has hit “pause” on much of America and most of us are spending less. Hear about how the innovative company, To The Market, is working with sustainable and ethical manufacturers while keeping overlooked suppliers employed. Learn how your purchases can make the world a better place.  
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For over 50 years Sesame Street has taught millions of kids their ABC’s as well as important lessons about caring, tolerance and dealing with their emotions. Now the beloved residents of Sesame Street are helping children get through the coronavirus. Hear from Sesame Workshop's Sherrie Westin and her special friends about how families can stay safe and keep learning at this time. 
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May 12th is not only the final day of National Nurses’ Week, but also the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. We hear from Pam Cipriano, Dean of the UVA School of Nursing and immediate past president of the American Nurses Association, about how today’s nurses are carrying on the legacy of the Lady with the Lamp and what we can all do to honor these modern day heroes.
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Covid-19 has already transformed the way we work. Though change isn’t easy, author and technology analyst Chris Shipley tells why these shifts can also be a cause for optimism—and how we can each begin to prepare for the new environment.
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The coronavirus has sparked a companion epidemic: insomnia. Sleep, though, could be the self care we all need to regulate mood, increase energy and stay productive during the pandemic. And hear sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington’s top tip to getting a good night’s sleep.
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What will it take to get us all through the pandemic? The ability to reframe our perspective just might be the powerful tool we all need right now. We got inspiration from one listener, whose approach provides an insight that science says may have lasting effects. 
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For Mother’s Day, give a gift with extra meaning. When you buy from women-owned companies, you’re supporting women entrepreneurs, who very often put purpose at the center of their business. Listen here for some amazing facts—and great gift ideas too!
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The scenes of hungry people lined up at food banks and the news about so many out-of-work Americans prompted one woman to come up with a solution for both problems: Project Isaiah. But it took a partnership with Gate Gourmet and Bank of America to make the project a nationwide success in just six weeks. 
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As countries confront Covid-19, doctors around the world are sharing experiences and data. Virtue Foundation, which provides on-the-ground medical assistance and uses data to drive interventions, is also working on an innovative program to make life-saving data available to all. And you can help too. 
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With most of us struggling to get by as best we can right now, perfection seems an unattainable goal. Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, author of Brave, Not Perfect, says perfection is beside the point and suggests that the current situation offers an opportunity to refocus our expectations for ourselves and others.
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Experts say happiness is a choice — but it’s not always an easy choice during difficult times. Today’s episode looks at the growing practice of “Porch Parties” and how neighbors are lifting each other’s spirits through song, dance and virtual gatherings while practicing social distance. Learn how you can join in or start your own and bring some joy to the world.
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Today we hear about an organization that was born out of the coronavirus crisis called the “Shopping Angels.” Hear how Jayde Powell turned her simple idea into a highly effective way to assist house-bound seniors and at-risk people. And learn how volunteering can impact your life too. Visit www.shoppingangelsglobal.org for more information on volunteering, sponsoring someone’s groceries or connecting with a Shopping Angel. 
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