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POSITIVE NEWS

Bezos Earth Fund pledges $1B to conserve land and sea in critical areas of the world opportunities
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She Invited a Homeless Man For Dinner – Now Her Crowdfunding Has Secured Her New Friend a Tiny Home
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A Significant Win for the Planet: Leaded Gasoline Finally Eliminated Worldwide
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Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis
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A teacher in India is painting chalkboards outside students’ homes so they don’t miss out on learning during lockdown

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Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Calming crafts

The mental health benefits of crafting have been well documented by plenty of top publications 🀩! Working with your hands and making time to be creative can boost your mood πŸ™ƒ, keep your brain sharp 🧠 and even help alleviate the symptoms of health woes like depression, arthritis, sleeplessness and stress 🀯.
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Human beings have been using art 🎨 and creative endeavors to cope and express themselves for literally thousands of years.
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So, it’s no surprise that DIY and crafting can help with anxiety, too πŸ€—. Crafting as a form of self-care is a long-standing tradition.Β 
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I have always found creating/crafting/making to be a form of therapy πŸ˜πŸ™. When you’re making something, your mind has space to wander and work things out. It also gives you a chance to change the channel in your brain and focus on something else rather than what’s stressing you out πŸ€—
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And in many cases, the actual physical activities involved in craft projects can be relaxing in themselves. Whether it’s the act of making smooth brushstrokes, the calm repetitive nature of needlecrafts and knitting or crochet, or the soothing colors and sounds of coloring, just the act of making can be super relaxing 😍.
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Check out my Instagram to see a tutorial on how to prepare those quick DIY Easter decorations 🐣.
2 more tutorials on Easter decorations coming this week! 🀩