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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 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.

Episode 30: When Being Selfish Is Actually Good

This episode gets personal, as each host reveals how they have worked to be more optimistic at home and in life through mantras, therapy, and perspectives. The common thread is a focus on one’s self to improve overall outlook.

Episode 29: Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers

In “Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers,” the hosts consider how movement inspires others to pursue new activities and break down boundaries.