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Good News Tuesday for Nov. 15, 2022: Mindfulness for Anxiety, Baby Born at 1.18 lbs. Goes Home, CNN’s Top Ten Heroes, and a Senior with Alzheimer’s Has a Special Fan Club


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Study Validates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy

A study published recently in JAMA Psychiatry found a structured course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to be as effective as Lexapro in reducing the severity of symptoms of anxiety disorder. Of course, a person should never stop taking such medications suddenly, but the study gives validation to alternative forms of therapy with the hope of insurance reimbursement. NPR has details.

Baby Born Weighing Just Over One Pound is Home

Baby Isla was born weighing just 1.18 lbs. with a 10% chance of survival. Now, she’s finally home after 4 months in the Hospital in England. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

CNN’s Top Ten Heroes

CNN has announced their top 10 CNN Heroes for 2022. Each will receive a $10,000 prize, and the public can vote for hero of the year to be announced in December. Thanks to CNN for honoring hardworking heroes. You can find a video overview and highlights of each hero in this article from CNN.

A Senior with Alzheimer’s has a Very Special Fan Club

Gene McGehee has Alzheimer’s. His short-term memory resets every 15 minutes. Every weekday afternoon, he waits outside his house without consciously knowing why. Then a bus arrives with kids who greet and spend time with Mr. McGhee. They enrich each other’s lives. This heartwarming story from Upworthy includes lots of photos and a sweet video at the end that you don’t want to miss.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

20 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Nov. 15, 2022: Mindfulness for Anxiety, Baby Born at 1.18 lbs. Goes Home, CNN’s Top Ten Heroes, and a Senior with Alzheimer’s Has a Special Fan Club

  1. Reading of the heroes was especially uplifting!
    Thank you for bringing out some of the truly good news in our midst. 🙂🌷

    • You are very welcome. I am thankful to CNN for recognizing these people doing good work and making a big deal about it. Thank you for appreciating the good news! 🙂

  2. Wonderful story from England about the premature baby… Wonderful to see how healthy she is and that beautiful smile… And just shows how developed those babies are, which brings into serious question those terminations in latter weeks, which are extinguishing life…
    Loved the one on Mindfulness too JoAnna… Sending love and well wishes your way ❤

    • Thanks for appreciating these stories with me. I, too, have serious questions about late terminations. The mindfulness study caught my attention as I strongly encouraged meditation when I used to work with recovering addicts. Love and light to you, Sue. ❤

  3. The Alzheimer’s story was awesome.

  4. I always appreciate your good news! How are you doing?

  5. Good news all around. We need it so badly.

  6. Gene McGehee’s story is, indeed, heartwarming.

  7. Gene McGehee and the children wins it for me – especially as they have kept it up for three years

    • It has become part of the children’s routine, yet how wonderful for them to know they are brightening his days. The richness of this story got me. Glad you liked it too!

  8. Thank you for sharing uplifting stories!!.. everyone you have mentioned is a hero in their own way… “Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” (Brodi Ashton)… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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