C-19 Can Kill You, (But This Can Too.)

I’ve been fingered by those close to me lately for ingesting too much news.

Guilty as charged, lock me up and garnish my wages.

Not that I watch that much TV.

TV news channels have gotten so aggravating, my channel choices have shrunk to The Science Channel, NASA Channel, Discovery Channel and an occasional dose of 60 Minutes.  After all, most of what you get from TV news is irrelevant to you, your family, your business, things you control.

My online news foraging, however, was veering off the charts.

Online news, according to those who’ve actually mapped its effects, is way worse than TV: it’s disruptive, weakens comprehension and triggers the limbic system to release cascades of glucocorticoid (cortisol), which deregulates the immune system and inhibits the release of growth hormones. The body soon crumbles into a pile of chronic stress.

Like we don’t have enough already.

So stop doing it, news consumption is toxic.

Anyway, a close family member offered me release from such addiction, a delightful find:

Morning Brew

A single page newsletter, to your inbox six times a week. Fast, brief, refreshing, positive, clean, crisp, entertaining– and free. A ten-minute read (unless you take the bait on one of the links).

Give it a try and get back to me.  In times like these, who can afford the luxury of a negative thought?