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Did you know encouraging means to stimulate spiritually? I didn’t, but once I did, Encouraging Good News was born. It has been proven that good news increases our dopamine and endorphins. With good news, we even start to get back some of our faith in humanity.
No matter where we turn, negative news is all around us. It’s disheartening. Even in our entertainment, we are barraged with “PC correctness”, disasters, impending doom, and hate. We are no longer allowed a difference of opinion, and if we have one, we live in fear of losing our “friends.” Owning the Times Square Chronicles (www.t2conline.com), I constantly have to write about bad news and now I see it invades almost every moment of my life. It was starting to eat away at my soul.
According to several studies, bad news causes anxiety, mood disorders, and is even addicting.
According to data collected by the Pew Research Center, 62% of adults get their news on social media, compared to 49% in 2013. Disaster news and the economy ranked #1 and 2 in user interest. Conflict, stories about war and social tribulations came in third. Bad news gets readership. Then there is the fake news, which is lucrative. “Clickbait” generates income and hits.
Did you know users over 50 are able to sustain focus longer than participants under 30?
Negative news disrupts our thinking, distracts us, and changes our brain. Positive news, good news increase trust, hope, uplifts, and encourages.
In Dr. Masaru Emoto‘s book “Hidden Messages In Water,” Dr. Emoto states that the structure of water molecules changes in response to the messages received via word, music, and thought. Negativity affects us even in thought. (see video)
May this site brighten up your day and give you the tools to help keep your life positive.