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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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November 18, 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 November 2019.

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Shaq’s Charitable Efforts Are As Big As He

An innocent bystander to gun violence, 12-year-old Isaiah Payton was left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to return to his family’s one-bedroom handicap inaccessible apartment. Hearing of this, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal stepped up to the plate and, with the help of Papa John’s CEO Rob Lynch, purchased a brand new wheelchair-accessible house for the family to return to following Payton’s two-month recovery in the hospital.  “We’re going to give her [Payton’s mother] some furniture, TVs and pay her rent off for a year and help her get on her feet.” — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork

J-Lo & A-Rod Are Feeding Elementary Students

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are donating a year’s worth of meals to students at a Tennessee elementary school.  The couple decided to give meals from their company, Tiller & Hatch, after a teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School took to Facebook to describe an encounter with a student who said he didn’t have food at home. — Read Facebook Post

First Human Test Subject A Success

Diagnosed with a very-early stage form of breast cancer in March 2019, Lee Mercker of Florida opted for treatment in the form of an experimental new breast cancer vaccine at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.  Dr. Keith Knutson, from the Mayo Clinic said Mercker’s results were, essentially, what their team had hoped the vaccine would do as it developed out, but it was happening in their very first human test subject.  Mercker, the first patient to participate in a clinical trail for this new breast cancer vaccine, has now also become the first patient to kill off breast cancer. — Read more at Fox5

Historic All-Female Spacewalk

During an expedition into space on Friday, October 18, 2019, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished not only their mission of making repairs outside the International Space Station, but also achieved a historical milestone, becoming the first to take part in an all-female spacewalk. . — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork


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September 5, 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 September 2019.

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Rapidly Declining Rate of Child Mortality

With declining poverty and increasing knowledge and service in the health sector, child mortality around the world is declining very rapidly: Global child mortality fell from 18.2% in 1960 to 4.3% in 2015; while 4.3% is still too high, this is a substantial achievement. — Read more at Our World in Data

Prescribing Money to Fight Poverty

Gary Bloch, a family doctor working in Canada, has an unusual way of treating his patients.  He looks beyond health and well-being to prescribe something he believes can be more powerful than medication: money. — Read more at Positive.News

On the Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis

After her years of research, a Cambridge scientist could be on the verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis. — Read more at Good News Network

Did You Know?

Just Since 1960 

Conclusion: Mainstream equities have been an extraordinarily effective way for long-term investors to build and protect purchasing power throughout their lives — first as accumulators and later as retirees.


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