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A feel-good email and podcast series curated by the Texas Optimism Project. Each month features new inspiration and thought-starters around optimism in daily life.

Hi, I’m Chelsea Francis—a photographer, editor, and people-person based in Austin. A year ago, I was profiled for the Texas Optimism Project and it was a career highlight. Weaved into everything I do is this underlying thought that we can change the world through our outlook and mindset. I’m excited to be host of the Good Newsletter, and hope you join us!

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Episode 33: Can You Hear that Wild Harmony?

Optimism + Music This episode features stories from our hosts as they…

Episode 32: Virtual Classrooms & Real-World Lessons

This episode features stories of people being resourceful while learning in this new era of education. What does our education look like now? What can students of today do to make the world a better place in the future?

Episode 31: Go on with Your Good Self

Episode 31 of Good Newscast continues the discussion of how self-care in the midst of challenging situations is inherently optimistic. Our hosts look to people who use wonder, humor, or self-compassion to serve others and tell inspiring stories.