Each of us brings a unique way of looking at the world to the table. What would happen if we allowed ourselves to take our distinct worldviews and use them to make connections that nobody else could?

This kind of interconnected thinking lets us reimagine the limits of possibility.

Pixar Animator: Finding Nemo Dory and Marlin surrounded by Jellyfish

Source: Pixar

For Danielle Feinberg, her dreams of becoming the next Picasso were cut short at an early age, but through her love of science and technology, she was able to rediscover her artistic pursuits as a Pixar Animator.

Her work has brought to life some of the most beloved films in recent history. And she has touched generations with stories that have become cultural icons.

With her unique set of world experiences, she was able to bridge the worlds of science, technology, and art and push the limits of imagination.

Here is Danielle from the TED stage with her remarkable story! TED.com is one of the most interesting corners of the web. EWC features the best of their talks a couple times each month, so when you’re done here, check out our list of Must-See TED Talks!

Via: TED 1

Lessons from a Pixar animator…

What if we taught kids to pull the subjects they learn together instead of forcing them apart?

Great ideas, great innovations, come from the minds of people who take their unique talents and experiences and connect them in ways nobody has ever been able to do so before.

We each possess the power to influence the world in a small way. Our greatest hurdle is empowering ourselves to celebrate our diverse range of experiences and embrace them as our assets.

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We have to encourage children, in particular, when they are young to explore intersecting roads of inquiry. To support the kind of curiosity that knows no boundaries of subject or category.

I look forward to a future where learning retains its spirit of inquiry and creativity because this is a brighter future for us all.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!



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  1. Feinberg, Danielle. “The Magic Ingredient That Brings Pixar Movies to Life.”TED.com. TED, Nov. 2015. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.<https://www.ted.com/talks/danielle_feinberg_the_magic_ingredient_that_brings_pixar_movies_to_life?language=en>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

CEO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Since 2015, Liesl has been a writer, editor, and is now the CEO at Ever Widening Circles. She is a life-long camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often root-tripping—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV