Imagine a world where hearing the daily news left us feeling uplifted, smarter and sometimes, in awe. How would that empower us in our individual decision making, problem-solving, planning, and interactions?
Surprise! It turns out that empowering feeling is entirely possible right now. Well, that’s if your day includes a visit to Ever Widening Circles (EWC). We’re fast becoming the place for an antidote to the daily news.
We have spent four years meticulously curating the very best of the web; with over a thousand articles on the insights and innovations that are going uncelebrated in the mass media. Every other day, our team publishes a carefully-cited article highlighting a new discovery, an ingenious person, a wonder of nature, or a cultural gem.
Most importantly, Ever Widening Circles promises no agenda: no politics and no marketing interruptions or biases.
“My goal is to change the negative dialogue about our times. In short, we are demonstrating this is still an amazing world and aiming to be the nicest place on the internet.” —Dr. Lynda Ulrich, EWC Founder
We hope that it’s a recipe you will support by helping us get the EWC Patreon Page up and running! Even a small amount helps.
That’s us! We are real people, working in a really old building (built in 1851… that’s 10 years before Abraham Lincoln was a thing), in the beautiful, small Vermont town of St. Albans. Our walls are covered with whiteboards that have become colorful collages of sticky notes and a dry erase markers. We drink a lot of hot tea, play music from vinyl records, and keep our lime tree named “Al” watered meticulously. (He is flourishing.)
Here’s a good way to do the math on how you can help us make the world a better place: Even one dollar can help Ever Widening Circles reach nearly 275 people! We’ve looked at the numbers and 20% of the people who check out Ever Widening Circles become regular visitors. So, every dollar you help us with each month equals about 50 new people on the planet who become part of an Ever Widening Circles mindset —that’s 600 people a year! With $3 a month, that’s 1800 new people around the globe who would have a way to hear the bad news and yet respond in a positive way.
Stop to imagine how much that could change the world… if you were personally responsible for 600-1800 people having a new worldview, one of radiating possibility and connection to all that is good.
How does Patreon work?
Well, it’s a little like Kickstarter, in that it helps support the work of independent creators and thought leaders. But unlike Kickstarter where you donate a large sum, with Patreon, you can support us with just a few dollars each month in an ongoing way, which allows us to keep a monetary agenda away from our content. Donating to us on Patreon is like buying us a coffee every month to say thank you, and we’ll turn that cup of coffee into amazing articles that you can always count on to put a spring in your step!
It is important you stay informed by conventional news sources, but our work will balance your knowledge base! You’ll be able to hear about the serious issues of our world and know there are equally as many good people doing amazing things: the antidote to the daily news.
It’s also an awesome way for us to connect with you in a personal way.
For just $3 a month will let us interact with you in fun ways. We’ll be letting you know what we’re reading, other videos and video creators we like but haven’t featured, the podcasts we’re listening to, and various other things that we think you should check out! (And we want your suggestions too!) And the rewards only get cooler as the price point goes up.
Pretty cool, right?
Need a little reminder as to the wonders we are curating for everyone?
Here is a link to ease the pain of discovery (you know, when you click from article to article unable to find anything that sparks your interest.) We’d like to give you a head start with a few links to weed through the chaos of the internet:
“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
If you are a regular visitor to EWC then you’ve probably enjoyed every one of those gems from our archives but if you haven’t, dive in. You are sure to come out the other side of that journey with a renewed worldview!
So please join us for your daily dose of optimism. You can subscribe and never miss an insight!
If your tastes run more a bit more specific, here are a few articles specifically about wonders of technology:
And for your creative side:
How about some thoughtful but really funny TED talks?
And here’s one from our founder, Dr. Lynda, with 12 keys to surviving, maybe even thriving, through a struggle or tragedy:
All that wonder and yet so much more to write about! That’s why we need you to help us keep this free for everyone around the world.
Your Antidote to the Daily News!
Here’s the really important reason we’re reaching out for your help.
We know that Ever Widening Circles can be an antidote for so many of us to the daily news. We’ve heard countless times that reading these articles broadens worldviews, rejuvenates our readers’ sense of awe, and gives them hope for a brighter future. And we want to keep this “nicest place on the internet” free for everybody around the globe.
Back to our original question: What kind of world could we all be living in if everyone knew about all of the fantastic things happening in it? Where could we be if everyone was able to expand their knowledge of what’s possible in a positive way? How many more interactions, partnerships, and innovations could be sparked?
These are the questions that run through our minds every day, and we’re so excited for you to join us on this next chapter in EWC’s history. A chapter where you get to have a direct impact on our growth. Where you can help us build a YouTube channel, reach new people, and move us toward that shared vision of a more connected and empowered world.
So, thank you for giving any amount that you can give. We appreciate every dollar, and we promise that it will go back into making this world a little brighter and better for us all!
Stay beautiful, stay curious, stay hopeful, and stay open to new possibilities! We’ll bring you all the wonder and insight we can find.
- Dr. Lynda, Liesl, Sam, and Thomas
*article has been edited to reflect the changes made to our Patreon tiers on 1/8/2019.
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