[ THIS WAS THE VERY FIRST ARTICLE WE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 15, 2014 ]

Today EverWideningCircles.com is beginning a journey to change the dialogue about our world. Many of us know it is not overwhelmingly hopeless. There is still plenty of innovation, beauty and wonder out there.

Here at EWC we will publish one article each day to remind us all that this is still an amazing world. Join us as we also begin changing our shared futures with that message!

(Update: We do an article every other day now instead of daily, as we’ve got lots of other exciting things happening now too!)

Today we kick off the EWC project with one of the most breathtaking TED Talks that you will ever watch. You can read our story, but in a nutshell: our aim is to become the polar opposite of the relentlessly negative 24-hour news cycle and this TED Talk fits that mission perfectly

Today’s video-share demonstrates that there are some things that almost every one of us could agree upon, and a common chord runs through most. Someone else can do the polarizing stories. We will bring you innovation and wonder.

Enshrined in our mission is the guarantee of no agenda, no affiliations, and no bizarre advertising.

We are just ordinary people who are coming together to share positive, fact-checked content about extraordinary thought leaders, beautiful places, science, sports, art, music, technology, dance, animals, and all the amazing things that are happening.

Now let’s get to this TED Talk because we feel that it most represents the mission of Ever Widening Circles, in every beautiful image and every inspiring sentence.

Enjoy photographer Louie Schwartzberg’s work through this TED Talk as the first of many steps we hope you’ll take with EWC in the future…

Via: TEDx 1

Just by visiting here, you are changing the world a little!

We are all “voting” with our clicks these days and as we each choose more smart, insightful web content, it will not go unnoticed.

That said, please feel free to look around the website and enjoy more of the positive innovations we are featuring. Most are going un-celebrated in the mainstream media. And let us know what we can improve. You are all official “guest curators” of EWC.

And please, by all means, send us some links to things you feel everyone should see but might be missed by most.

You can write for us too! As this project grows, our hope is that it grows organically into a place where guest writers flourish. Contact us if you’ve got the time and passion for writing!

Maybe we can change the world by becoming a place where people everywhere can come together around possibility and happiness. I’m thinking that is something that connects us all.

Stay open, curious and hopeful.

~ Dr. Lynda, Dr. Chuck, and Liesl

(Update: we wrote another article about us, our conception, and our mission!)

6 minutes

“I Live My Life in (Ever) Widening Circles”

Have you ever wondered where we got the phrase for our site, "Ever Widening Circles?" Dr. Lynda explains the inspiration and as a bonus reads the poem aloud in tonight's grab bag feature.

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Or just scroll down to the bottom of this page where you’ll find a few more incredible articles like this one!

Do you enjoy seeing the people, places, and animals that shine in the spotlight? EWC loves featuring photographers and their magnificent work! Creativity and art mold into one in EWC’s Photography Archive!

EWC’s Photography Archive

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Notes:

  1.  Schwartzberg, Louie. “Gratitude | Louie Schwartzberg | TEDxSF.”YouTube. TEDxTalks, 11 June 2011. Web. 01 Oct. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.

In this Circle

Secrets to the “Happiness Advantage” at Work

18 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

Want to be happier at work? Solid science predicts we actually control 90% of our happiness and only 10% is related to our circumstances! Today, Shawn Anchor tells us how to nurture the "happiness advantage" in our work and home. Amazing!
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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

22 minutes

[ Education ]

By Dr. Lynda

Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.
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It Can All Change In An Instant (For The Better!)

11 minutes

[ Curators' Best ]

By Dr. Lynda

Ric Elias was on board "the Miracle of the Hudson," the US Airways flight that was set to crash before a heroic safe landing by Captain Sully. Learn what went through Elias' mind as the doomed plane went down in the icy water. It is a gift to all of us!
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Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

17 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

DO NOT MISS THIS! If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and "game-changing" insight! (We use it almost every day)
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“My Stroke of Insight”: A Scientist’s Best and Worst Day

19 minutes

[ Books ]

By Dr. Lynda

What happens when a brain scientist studying strokes has a stroke of her own? It's a riveting story with a huge insight for us all! Find out in today's featured TED Talk.
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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

12 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.
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What Makes Us Happy?

27 minutes

[ Curators' Best ]

By Dr. Lynda

We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn't need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!
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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

15 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to "see" with a human "eco-location" and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are "impossible" and instead make what we have work for us!
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Beauty Beyond Our Perception

9 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

Take a few minutes to witness the beauty around us, yet beyond our wildest imagination. Here's a thought leader working at the intersection of technology, art, and science. See what you think...
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How to Trade a Paperclip for a House

16 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Dr. Lynda

Now here's a TED Talk that is both fun and transformational! The best ideas are a win/win for everyone and this one certainly qualifies. After this, you'll never look at your "stuff" in the same way.
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