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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 34: What Happens When We Start with Thanks(giving)?

In the November episode, Owen, Chelsea, and Andrew discuss the importance of gratitude in your everyday perspective. The hosts discuss beginning with giving thanks and the beginning of Thanksgiving.

Episode 33: Can You Hear that Wild Harmony?

On this month’s episode of the Good Newscast, our hosts share the quintessential optimism found in music. They discuss personal and inspiring stories of musicians and singers who encounter connection and hope through embracing music.

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?