Positive news heals
With the world news trending toward more and more negative reporting it comes as no surprise that people are searching for ways to be more positive. While positive thinking can contribute to a healthy response if you are seeking to enhance your well-being, it cannot change things by itself.
Some people find relief from the barrage of negative reports streaming into their living rooms all day long by just turning it off or limiting it judiciously. Why should you allow the endless loops of network news that is programmed with soundtrack obviously selected to have more theatrical impact to condition your response or become addicted to its grip or to feeling more helpless?
There are creative ways to adjust what you let in other than hiding under a rock or pretending all is well if you feel it is not. And hiding from how you feel is far from healthy; the body knows the truth of what you’re feeling.
So how can you responsibly seek relief and spread more focus toward the positive? What about finding news that offers solutions? This can be a means of adding to the expansion you may prefer to see by sharing.
Is there even any positive news?
I will be looking and reporting. Here’s a video from National Geographic on healing rainforests. It features a shaman from Paraguay. Below that is more about one of the groups working to save the rain forests.
Group saves rain forests
There are groups doing something to try to save the rain forests. One, World Land Trusts reports on how they are helping protect one of the most important Brazilian Atlantic rainforests remaining. They receive support to acquire additional properties, which strengthens the REGUA reserve and protects many threatened species, such as the Wooly Spider Monkey.
R.E.G.U.A. stands for Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu and is located in eastern Brazil. It protects one of the last stands of tropical rainforest left in the severely depleted Atlantic Rainforest, or Mata Atlantica, in Brazil. REGUA is home to at least 420 species of birds of which 120 are endemic to the coastal Atlantic Rainforest biome.
There are other projects supported, such as protecting Cloud forests in Ecuador where they supported Napo Andean Forest Foundation to buy 494 acres in the Cosanga valley to protect spectacular Andean cloud forests.
Want to see a map of our forests? Check this first from NASA: Rain Forests. [note: old link missing, so found this one, updated 2019Aep26 -record fires destroying forests.
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