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August 24th, 2009

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Editor’s Pick: Healthy Happyzine – Healthy People – Healthy Planet

There’s a strong case to be made around theCharlotte in a bush belief that directing our attention to positive media ripples out to create happier lives and also, a more sustainable environment.  I’m sure many of you have heard of the connection between the sustainablity of our own life styles and the sustainability of our planet.  To sum it up: we’re totally interconnected with our environment,.  The effects of a happy, and therefore healthy population will always ripple outwards into a vibrant planet.  So how do we personally become and remain healthy?  By living the habits that raise our energy – for example fueling our bodies with natural, wholesome, fresh food; by keeping fit; by tending to our incredibly important spiritual needs; and by ensuring our relationships (particularly those with ourselves) are positive and loving.  Happyzine exists to support these habits.  And there are two simple, free ways you can strengthen the web of Happyzine right now, given that each hit we receive to our website helps us to grow.  Action one: Make Happyzine your home page today, and each time you use the internet, not only will you be feeding your minds with positive words, you will also be helping Happyzine to grow.  Action two: Ask five friends if you can  join them up to Happyzine, by emailing us their email addresses (you must have their happy permission). We nearly have 300 subscribers, help us multiply that figure to 1000, and help us contribute to a happier people and a healther planet. Thanks for tuning in,

Charlotte Squire
Good News Roundup

How are your time management and prioritisation skills?  Check out this positive Maori perspective on the topic – you might pick up a few good tips (Meanmaorimean/Happyzine).
How about we try for some attitudinal management of our M.P.s? Yes!  It’s still in the pipeline – NZ’s Hour of Kindness in Parliament is approaching – with a little encouragment from us (Happyzine).  
Speaking of encouragment, are you a first time Dad?Theron and a Nappy  Check out the second installment from Theron Burgess as he journey’s into father hood – this week he’s changing nappies (Happyzine).
Onto New Zealand’s best food – what an amazing experience it must have been for this team – the Wellington Restaurant Logan Brown has been named as the Supreme winner of the NZ Restaurant of the Year Award (People’s Times.com).
These Kiwi Zoo Keepers are walking their talk – down supermarket ailes – to find products with ingredients that don’t contain palm oil.  They’re encouraging consumers to favour these food products in a bid to save creatures such as the Sumatran Tiger (NZ Herald.co.nz).
And speaking of integrity, well done this Gisbourne Man!  He found  $500, battled his conscience all night, and handed it into the police the next morning (NZ Herald.co.nz).  
More success for men – this time in the world of art – an exhibition of Oamaru Males was a hit the second time around (ODT.co.nz). 

Aleki Taumoepeau is one lucky husband, he found his wedding ring in the Wellington harbour, sixteen months after loosing it (Optimistworld.com). 

This man is creating his own luck – twenty year old Shad Ireland is cycling across America, with no kidneys (ABCnews.go.com).
Here’s another brave human, Faith Coleman has survived cancer and now provides free health care for uninsured (The Positive Observer.com).
How about a little romance?  This marriage proposal was spelt out on wheat field – the bride stunned and delighted to accept (MSNBC.MSN.com).
Check out this hilarious photo of a happy couple posing behind a photo Squirrelcrashing squirrel.  This squirrel is now famous on the web, appearing in some very unexpected places (Stuff.co.nz). 
Onto good news about the planetcheck out this zero-energy smart house from Inhabitat.com.
Some good news about our precious oceans – a new sustainable fisheries plan has been approved for the Arctic (NOAA).
Also, the Helsinki Commission has been praised and recognised for its efforts to protect the sensitive marine environment of the Baltic Sea by being awarded the 2009 Swedish Baltic Seawater Award (Earthtimes.org).
What a magical place – the ecosystems of the tropical Andes hold the most biodiversity per square kilometre on the planet (The Positive Observer.com).
This is an amazing story – a bio fuel has been created thanks to a mix of positive thinking about the planet, science and Native American ingenuity(NY Times.com).
Finally, three eco friendly universities in the States are getting even greener – apparently two thirds of applicants take this into account when choosing universities (LA Times.com).





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Fuel your lives up with the good-news and help us put Happyzine on the map (each time you click onto our site, we grow stronger).  Make Happyzine your homepage and access positive media each time you use the internet.   

How can we improve Happyzine for you?  Let us know – we appreciate all feedback. 

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