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Feel Good Friday: Going Against the Tide for Change
Fionn Ferreira, an 18 year old from Ireland, won the Google Science Fair for his project that works or eliminating microplastics in the water. Watch the video of his experiment, it’s super fascinating!
I was inspired by this story because Fionn is tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time, while many people are simply ignoring it. Take Fionn’s lead, if you have an idea or a passion just get started. We often stop ourselves from trying new things because we don’t think we’re good enough, this is especially true for marginalized groups. Don’t discount what you can do, you have a unique vision and perspective which allows you to do things that other people wouldn’t even consider.
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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