Here's My Two Cents! Sharing My Newsletter and Ideas

Dec. 31, 2021

 "If you were asked to list the top global news stories of 2021, off the top of your head, what would they be? Chances are you’d come up with some combination of COVID-19, economic woes, political conflict, Afghanistan, natural disasters, and maybe some space billionaires and Free Britney thrown in for good measure. Oh, and don’t forget the Suez Canal!

What’s probably missing from your list is any good news, which seems pretty strange. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, surely a few positive things happened this year? Researchers would say it’s because of our negativity bias — we’re wired, apparently, to pay attention to and remember things that are shocking or scary. What if there’s a simpler explanation though? What if the reason we can’t remember any good news is because nobody reported it in the first place?

For the past several years, we’ve been putting that idea to the test, seeing whether it’s possible to carve out a tiny little corner of the internet dedicated exclusively to stories of progress. Not fluffy, feel good stories, but big stories of real, lasting change for people and the planet. Over time, we’ve gotten better at digging them up and this year, managed to find hundreds. Boiling them down to just 99 was a struggle, but we got there in the end, with only a tiny bit of cheating."

About Future Crunch: "We are a team of science communicators based in Melbourne, Australia. We curate stories of good news, mind-blowing science, human progress, and we support small charities using science and technology to make the world a better place. More than 40,000 people subscribe to our free, fortnightly email newsletter. (

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Nov. 25, 2021

As Suzanne Giesemann followed her career path through twenty years in the Navy, where she became a Commanding Officer, a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, and eventually the aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11, she had no idea that in retirement she would become a medium.

Giesemann's book, Messages of Hope, is her memoir which details the story of her unexpected transformation into the world of mediumship and her messages to the world about hope, healing, and love.

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Oct. 25, 2021
Dr. Julie Beischel is the Director of Research at the Windbridge Research Center located in Tucson, Arizona. For over 15 years, Dr. Beischel has worked full-time studying mediums: individuals who report experiencing communication with the deceased and who regularly, reliably, and on-demand report the specific resulting messages to the living."
In Chapter Two, Dr. Beischel relates how the suicide of her mother and subsequently seeing medium John Edward's show, Crossing Over, on television started her on a search. A reading with a medium named Angela, who told her information that could have come only from her mother, whetted her interest in studying mediumship.

Click here to read about the Windbridge Research Center's work with mediums.

Sep. 10, 2021
This is a well documented story of a couple in England, John and Florence Pollock, who lost their two daughters, 11 and 6 years old, to a tragic accident in 1957. A year and a half later, Florence became pregnant, and on October 4, 1958, she gave birth to twin girls.
This newsletter describes the events that led the family and Dr. Ian Stevenson, of the University of Virginia, who researched it, to believe that their daughters who died were reincarnated as twin sisters. Dr. Stevenson researched the story in 1964 and stayed in touch with the family until 1985. Their story is included in Dr. Stevenson's book, Children Who Remember Previous Lives. 

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Aug. 11, 2021

"Your thoughts are more than fuzzy little wispy-wisps. They perpetuate life as you know it; they are the shape-shifters of time and space, God particles that eagerly assemble with an intelligence of their own. Just as water evaporates under the proper conditions, just as fires ignite and continents slide, your thoughts strive to become the objects, events, and players of your life, filling the mold created by your imagination with people places, and things."

Mike Dooley, The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU, p. 106;
From Shari:  We've probably all heard about the law of attraction, but I wonder how many of us believe it or take it seriously. It seems that many brush it off as New Age frivolity. In this issue, I am pulling together various statements from multiple metaphysical authors and teachers. You will find that most of the them are saying the same thing. I apologize for the repetition, but that's my point.
Over the years, when I've come across the same ideas from many different sources, I've begun to pay attention, and this topic is one of those ideas that keeps showing up. In fact, I don't know of any metaphysical or New Age spirituality teachers who do not adhere to the idea that our thoughts and beliefs influence the events of our lives and that we are co-creators of our circumstances.

Click Here to Read About The Law of Attraction.