10 uplifting things I found on the internet this week #1

10 uplifting things I found on the internet this week #1

The world has become rather scary lately. So with this in mind I have found some odd but tasty memes and strange oddities to get you through the next week…

1. The map of procrastination

2. A serenade to Director General of Health in NZ Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Dr Ashley has become a much-loved part of New Zealander’s daily lives under lock-down. With his stoic, calm and composed manner he has been like a dad to many of us scared youngsters, and not-so-youngers who are feeling apprehensive.

3. Podcast: Tales from Captivity

The ABC’s Conversations with Richard Fidler has put out consistently excellent true stories of the years, and during the lock-down they aren’t letting up. Here is a great one about lives lived in captivity.

4. Homaroo’s fantastic festival line-up is rebooted for 2020

Philosophical Friday: The Pleasure of Being a Homebody

5. The Academy of Ideas: How to fortify your mind during times of crisis

In this great YouTube video by Philosophical channel the Academy of Ideas, some great tips in this ten minute video about how to manage your unruly mind during times of crisis.

6. Healthy and homely one pot creamy pasta recipes

7. One Bike One World: Dean and Nala’s cycling adventures through the Middle East and Europe

Vlog stories in which Dean (Scotsman and all-round amazing person) and Nala (beautiful cat) cycle around countries, rescuing stray animals, camping out in the woods, occasionally treating themselves to comfy hotels along the way. Highly addictive, adorable and compulsive viewing. FYI: They are currently both safe and sound and self-isolating in Hungary

8. Liziqi cooks autumn chestnuts in a serene mountaintop village

The music, vibe and scenery of these videos are like a real-life Ghibli movie, it’s well produced and will put you in a sedate and relaxed mood.

9. My laid back self-isolation mix part 2

A mix that’s like a warming ginger tea, good for the digestion, good for the heart and soul.

10. Cromwell Museum’s Medieval Guide to Self-Isolation 2020

The world is becoming increasingly scary lately. But there are some things when you see them that make your day a little better. If you know of any please let me know below…

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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

11 thoughts on “10 uplifting things I found on the internet this week #1

    1. That academy of ideas video was v. good (despite quoting the bible and richard bach lol) The next one in the series mentioned at the end sounds useful as well. Did you watch it? Couldn’t watch that tribute song past the first chorus…starting feeling slightly unwell!


      1. Yeah nice eh…even though old amd obscure this kind of disco house music just uplifts the spirit and makes you feel good, at least for me. I think we all need to find our kind of feel-good music right now…it helps 😊


      2. Haha Richard Bach I recall you hated Jonathan Livingston Seagull, yeah he isn’t a very good or insightful writer that’s for sure. Academy of Ideas have a lot of great content. That video with the guy serenading Dr Ashley is a bit cringey dont know why though but I laugh at it every time. Hope you are doing well there Jeremy 😁


      3. Yes all good here. HK has got through that second wave and there’s only been like one community transmission in the last two weeks. Hope all is well for you guys over there


      4. Oh that’s such good news. Yeah it’s the same here, it has slowed right down, we are doing well too and haven’t minded the work from home thing.


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