Featured readers

We recognize that many of our readers are already doing exciting things to benefit the world, and we want to honor them.  Some of their projects have opportunities for involvement, so take a look.

Bea Ammidown

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Bea Ammidown

Bea Ammidown was born in New York, educated in Paris and Switzerland, and has had careers as an editor for Life Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar; a journalist with the LA Times; a publicist for MGM Studios; and a Peace Corps volunteer.  Inspired by her neighbor Norman Cousins, she founded and directed HumoRx –Laugh Wagons, a program dedicated to the healing effects of affirmative emotions on the immune system, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. While traveling abroad in 1986, she suffered severe injuries in a head-on auto collision that killed...

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Shane Johnson

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson is 15 years old.  For the last three years he has been working with an organization that finds adoptive homes for dogs, and he has been so successful that he has been honored as a Youth Team Leader. In addition to his school and volunteer work, he also plays football.  Here is what he says: I started helping dogs find forever homes about 3 years ago when I saw a dog rescue working in the area where I live.  They were called Love That Dog Hollywood through www.daddiocollective.org .  I am very shy, so I had to get together the...

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Annie Goeke

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Annie Goeke

Anne de la Bouillerie (known as Annie Goeke) has been a noted leader in the Greens and Peace movement worldwide for over a decade including elected positions in the Green Party such as co-chair of the National Steering Committee, International Committee and a delegate for the Global Greens Coordination. She was a co-founder of Lancaster Greens, Green Party of PA and ASGP. Over many years, Annie has been involved as a community activist who has promoted green markets, healthy lifestyles and progressive agendas concerning one’s community....

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Dorothy Reik

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Dorothy Reik

Dorothy Reik is founder and President of Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, and owner of a daily listserve which is the source of many of the articles posted on Janet’s Good News. The photo shows her in between Robert Scheer and Cynthia McKinney. Robert Scheer is editor-in-chief of Truthdig, which is another source of many articles posted in our newsletter. Cynthia McKinney, politician and activist, served six terms in the House of Representatives, and in 2008 was the Green Party nominee for President of the United States....

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Lee Gale Gruen

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Lee Gale Gruen

Having developed her own second career after she retired, Lee Gale Gruen has become an expert on helping seniors find fulfillment in their retirement. Here is her description: Since retiring at age 60 from my 37-year career as a probation officer, I have become an actress, author, speaker, and blogger. I write a free blog titled “Reinventing Myself in My Retirement” (sign up at: LeeGaleGruen.Wordpress.com), and I give motivational speeches titled “Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement,” both with the goal of helping Baby Boomers, seniors,...

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Roya Adjory

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Roya Adjory

Our first featured reader is Roya Adjory. I met her when I finished chemotherapy and was desperately looking for a hair salon free from carcinogens. I was lucky to find Roya, who I now consider a real friend, and I have enormous admiration for what she has achieved. Here is her description: Nori’s Eco Salon, a Green hair salon, is the first and the only salon to receive the Climate Leader Award and Green Salon Certification. When I decided to turn an already exciting family owned business into a Green salon, there were no guidelines,...

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