"I want to make ‘familiar’ (like ‘family’) the kind of news that moves us to tears for enthusiasm over a life well lived," Geri says. "And, I want to teach others how good news can actually lead to a prosperous and healthier life."
It was truly exciting to meet Geri in the flesh, because I'd already heard of and was impressed by the Good News Network. You see, I'm absolutely convinced that people the world over are hungry -- no, make that absolutely famished -- for stories that make you feel good inside.
(By the way, I do hope that Geri will land a deal soon for either a weekly good-news TV magazine news show or a series of two-minute happy-news segments, because there's certainly a huge need for something like this. To date, her efforts haven't panned out, but, hey, I'm a positive thinker, and I think some news agency should -- and will -- get smart and get her on board right away.)
As you'll soon discover, you can have an enjoyable time over at the Good News Network website, which, incidentally experienced a "salient spike" on 9/11 and also the following day. (Wish I'd known about Geri's online community back then, because I had just moved to New York a few months earlier and despite my doing some volunteer work and covering news for a couple of newspapers, I was getting downright depressed and disconsolate after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.)
By the way, as you may already know, research shows that you actually can derive health benefits from focusing on uplifting topics.
In fact, it's inspiring to read about how laughter and humor can help you, and stories abound about the wonders of watching funny movies and then becoming healed from an allegedly fatal illness. The book Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins is a case in point.)
So you may be wondering about the sugar connection here. You see, even though I'm devoted to dishing the sour scoop about sweets in my book SUGAR SHOCK! and in TV and radio interviews, my message is ultimately one of hope.
First you have to learn about the wealth of research that links sugar overloading -- something most Americans do -- with health problems galore. Next, you have to make some positive changes such as kicking sugar and exercising more.
And then, ultimately, as I point out in SUGAR SHOCK!, you can Enjoy a Sweeter Life Without Refined Sweets ™.