In a world constantly being inundated with bad news, Branden Harvey is a storyteller focused on the good. As the host of the podcast, Sounds Good; the creator of the Goodnewspaper—a printed newspaper full of good news stories; and the force behind an online community over more than 250,000 world-changers, he’s made it his mission to show others why they should be hopeful, even in dark times.

This week on The New Activist, Branden shares his story of how he came to be so optimistic even in the midst of difficult circumstances and how others become that way, too.