About this Episode:

Today we reflect on the multitude of positive developments that have happened through this year. There is plenty of good news when we take a moment to notice it. Happy year!

Recorded on 31 December 2018 in Byron Bay, Australia.

Links and resources

The Nightfly, Donald Fagan (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightfly#Songs

Future Crunch (Website) https://futurecrun.ch

99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2018: The world didn’t fall apart this year. You were just getting your news from the wrong places (Future Crunch Article) https://futurecrun.ch/blog/99-good-news-stories-you-probably-didnt-hear-about-in-2018

Human Progress (Website) https://www.humanprogress.org

Dutch to close four more prisons as crime rate continues to fall: AD (Dutch News Article) https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/06/dutch-to-close-four-more-prisons-as-crime-rate-continues-to-fall-ad/

Ignore the naysayers: Marijuana legalization is safe, just and necessary (New York Daily News Article) https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-ignore-the-naysayers-20181220-story.html

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind (Quartz Magazine Article) https://qz.com/1279371/this-physicists-ideas-of-time-will-blow-your-mind/

HeartMath Institute (Website) https://www.heartmath.org

British Doctors May Soon Prescribe Art, Music, Dance, Singing Lessons (Smithsonian Magazine Article) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-doctors-may-soon-prescribe-art-music-dance-singing-lessons-180970750/

The Doctor Prescribes Video Games and Virtual Reality Rehab (Wired Magazine Article) https://www.wired.com/story/prescription-video-games-and-vr-rehab/

How superhero films are replacing religion in teaching us how to live (ABC News Article) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-26/taking-moral-cues-superhero-films-not-church-sermons/10630228

The Milestones of Human Progress We Reached in 2018 (Singularity Hub Article) https://singularityhub.com/2018/12/27/the-milestones-of-human-progress-we-reached-in-2018/

PRISM (Psychedelic Research in Science and Medcine Website) https://www.prism.org.au

Steven Pinker: Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_is_the_world_getting_better_or_worse_a_look_at_the_numbers 

Do You Have the 10 Essential Traits of a Self-Actualized Person? This Quiz Will Tell You (Inc. Article) https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/the-10-traits-all-self-actualized-people-have.html

AADII (Agency for Advanced Development of Integrative Intelligence Website) https://www.aadii.org 

From Shock to Awe (Documentary Movie) https://www.fromshocktoawe.com/watch

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