Finding Positive Media to Nourish Your Soul
Mainstream media plays a huge role on our moods. We are fed data from our smartphones, and on TV we are regularly shown stories that spark fear, negative emotions, trauma, etc. It is easy to fall victim to these stories and in turn allow them to have a negative effect on our day to day, mood, and emotions. However, that does not have to be the case.
While many top media companies focus on the more upsetting or “dramatic” headlines, there are a number of sources that promote positive and uplifting news!
We are subject to news throughout the day, and a good number of people start our day off with news and a cup of coffee. What does this mean for your mental health?
The reality is, when we are constantly subject to upsetting or even traumatic news, it sets the mood for the rest of the day and can have a direct effect on how you feel. Instead, utilizing some positive sources can promote thoughts of empowerment and allow your day to start off (and continue) on the right foot.
Being a mother is hard as-is. Many new mothers experience feelings of anxiety and depression in this new stage of life so Soul Song Counseling wants to share with you some of our favorite resources for uplifting and positive news!
1. The Good News Network
The history of this site speaks to its success as a positive and uplifting platform. With over 21,000 articles in its history The Good News Network has been around since 1997 and continues to be a positive source for good news, uplifting stories, and heartwarming articles. Led by positive news guru, Geri Weis-Corbley this new source offers its viewers/listeners a number of options including an easy to use app, podcast, and site that is accessible by donation.
While most “good news sources” operate as non-profit entities, The Good News Network is a for profit company founded on the idea that even the most legitimate of business can be founded on truth, honor, and positivity.
2. Positive News
Founded in 1993, the Positive News network is a company that aims to create independent positive content. This organization utilizes journalism but is geared to publish independent stories that highlight uplifting news shying away from typical slanderous or traumatic headlines crafted on other common platforms. Positive News covers a number of topics including lifestyle, economics, society, etc and is a great resource for those looking to lift up their day.
3. The Optimist Daily
Are you tired of trying to remain optimistic in a world that keeps throwing bad news your way? The good news, The Optimist Daily aims to stop that. This site takes a unique approach with its core vision being “to accelerate the shift in human consciousness by catalyzing 100,000,000 people to start each day with a positive solutions mindset.” This site aims to operate as a positive outlet for readers and goes one step further by also offering self help tricks, techniques, and advice.
4. Daily Good
Last but certainly not least is Daily Good. This site was created in 1998 and operates on behalf of its volunteers to share uplifting stories from every corner of the globe. While you can subscribe and have positive quotes, inspiring stories, and uplifting news sent directly to your inbox, Daily Good is unique in that it allows visitors and subscribers to submit their own uplifting news and stories to be published to the site!
Being a new mother is a huge triumph in itself. But oftentimes this hard yet rewarding job can leave tired bothers or new mothers filled with anxiety and feelings of depression. Instead of turning to your regular news outlets, tune into these positive news stations to turn your day around, brighten the mood, and allow you to translate those upbeat feelings into your new journey into motherhood!
About Soul Song Counseling
Becca Hart, LPC founded Soul Song Counseling in Denver Colorado to help support new and expecting moms (and those experience pregnancy loss), with anxiety and depression, utilizing counseling and brainspotting techniques. Becca focuses on finding the light in life, so that you can let your soul sing. Want to learn more and connect with Becca? Click here.