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September 15, 2020

Positive Vibrations

Handpicked by your team at Financial Coach — Good News for the month of September 2020: a Virtual Drum-off Challenge; Getting ‘Unstuck’ from the Negatives; and an Unconventional Wedding Reception


Dave Grohl accepts 10-year-old drummer’s virtual drum-off challenge

What began as a drum-off challenge from 10-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell to Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl has turned into a back-and-forth virtual jam session — entertaining (and surprising) millions of viewers from around the world.

– Follow this epic battle at Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, and LA Times

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)

“Our view of the world has a fundamental tendency to tilt toward the negative. It’s pretty easy to go from good to bad but far harder to shift from bad to good. We literally have to work harder to see the upside of things.”

– Watch the full video on YouTube (minutes 5:00 through 8:17 are especially worthwhile)

Bride and Groom who canceled wedding reception due to COVID-19 donate food to shelter

Not only did newlyweds Tyler and Melanie Tapajna opt-out of an offer for a 100% refund of the food not needed for their canceled wedding reception, but also spent the time immediately following their nuptials serving their donated reception meals, while still dressed in full wedding attire, to the women and children of Laura’s Hope, an Ohio based non-profit women’s crisis center.

– Read more at CBS News

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August 11, 2020

Positive Vibrations

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

— Mother Teresa

Positive Vibrations

From the team at Financial Coach

Secret Millionaire Funds College for Strangers

In 2005, Dave Schroeder, a lifelong carpenter, passed away leaving behind two pairs of jeans, a rusty truck, and instructions for allocating his $3 million dollars lifetime savings to total strangers.

Read more at USA Today

Cerebral Palsy Won’t Stop Him from Skateboarding

A mother’s love, determination, and ingenuity help her 7-year-old son with cerebral palsy to experience his dreams of skateboarding.

Read more at Shared

Mobile Private Classroom Lessons

A committed teacher creates a way to continue providing her students with personalized education in the face of the pandemic.

Read more at Ananova


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December 20, 2019

Positive Vibrations

Not All News is Bad News

Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of December 2019.

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Jon Dorenbos: My Eagles Super Bowl ring is a testament to treating people the right way

Entering into the 2017 NFL Season, Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints. Shortly thereafter Jon was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm requiring open-heart surgery, ending his football career and any hopes of a Super Bowl Ring. That was until February 3, 2018, the night before the Eagles were to face the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, when Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, leaning in to give Jon a light hug, said, “Hey, we’re going to win this– And when we do, you’re going to get a ring.  But not just a ring– The Super Bow for you is living.  And your ring will be a symbol for the way you’ve lived your life.”  — Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Plant Compounds Used to Successfully Treat Alzheimers in Mice Now Shown to Prevent Other Effects of Aging

Two drugs developed by Salk Institute researchers have been found to be successful in treating Alzheimer’s in mice and in slowing the aging process in the brains of healthy older mice. Old age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease –above the age of 65, a person’s risk of developing the disease doubles about every five years. However, at a molecular level, scientists aren’t sure what occurs in the brain with aging that contributes to Alzheimer’s. “The contribution of old age-associated detrimental processes to the disease has been largely neglected in Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery,” says Antonio Currais, a Salk staff scientists. “This study [research published November 2019 in the journal eLife] further validates these two compounds not only as Alzheimer’s drug candidates but also for their anti-aging effects,” says Pamela Maher, a senior staff scientist at Salk.  — Read more at The Good News Network

Man Gifts $12K in Toys to Kids From Low-income Town He Grew Up In

Adam Armstrong, a Virginia man with vivid memories of growing up poor in the town of Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley, came back over the weekend with a 26-foot truck packed with $12,000 worth of toys. “You see these kids and you hand them a baby doll, or a Nerf gun, a bicycle, two little boys throwing a football and you can’t put a price on the feeling that gives you. I consider myself very blessed.” — Read more at Today

Dad Mourns His Late Daughter By Creating a Christmas Tree Farm to Bring Cheer (and Snow) to Kids in Hospital

Mark, a father mourning the loss of his daughter Mary Beth at the age of 7, decided to bring light into others’ lives with a makeshift Christmas tree farm. Mark said it was painful to spend the holidays without Mary Beth in their home [while still undergoing treatment] –so they would often bring Christmas to her. After she passed, Mark wanted to make sure no other parents or children had to miss holidays together . — Read more at The Good News Network


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