Welcome to Ever Widening Circles! We are curating the internet for meaningful insight and innovation going uncelebrated in the chaos of mass media.
Here you’ll find an easy connection to inspiring technology, scientific breakthroughs, extraordinary features of the natural world, remarkable creativity, and newsworthy ideas from brilliant thought leaders around the globe.
Every corner of our website proves it’s still an amazing world.
And we’re doing it differently!
Here you’ll find no politics or commercial agendas.
We believe the world needs a place on the internet that feels like an oasis from the overwhelming negative news cycle, political acrimony and relentless advertising. You’ll find the most uplifting and remarkable articles here that point you to ever more signs of progress!
In short: we aim to be the nicest place on the internet.
- We will be a place for all where you will never find bias-driven distractions or battle a barrage of advertising.
- We will cite our sources carefully and only include outbound links to long-trusted places of knowledge and goodwill on the internet.
- We will write in a way that feels as though you have had coffee with a very nice, smart friend. You will always leave EWC with a spring in your step.
That seems to be the recipe that people all over the world are hungry for!
On May 25th, 2018, word of our work went viral, on the front page of Reddit. In one afternoon, we had over 1.7 million search requests from people trying to explore the site (which of course, crashed our servers and made that Friday the most exciting one for us yet).
“Why does that matter?”, you ask. Well, Reddit is considered to be the “front page of the internet”, so really, we were on the front page… of the front page. But the message was loud and clear: the world is ready for this. The world needs this.
We’re now close to publishing a thousand articles and there are so many exciting things we want to share that our articles are scheduled out for months!
There is a conspiracy of goodness happening folks!
Of course, to be clear, we understand there are terrible things happening around the globe and they rightfully deserve our attention. But many expert journalists are covering those things and we are grateful for their diligence.
Ever Widening Circles is a place for the rest of the story.
As they say, we can’t pour from an empty cup. We believe a “balanced worldview” includes knowledge that many people are working diligently and successfully to make the world a better place for us all. The EWC team finds examples of that in spades every day and then we share the best with you.
So who are we?
Maybe it’s more important to know who we are not. We are not a major media conglomerate with ulterior motives, encumbered by decades of complexities.
We are a mother/daughter team who decided that if they could not find a reliable place on the internet for newsworthy information, without the biases of politics and ads, then they were up to creating it.
After all, how hard could it be to build a media company intent on influencing the news media and the internet at a fundamental level?
Well,.. it’s been VERY hard, and yet, after 5 years, we are breaking through!
Every week more people become regular visitors and Dr. Lynda is building relationships with global thought leaders who we are writing about. And now Liesl has launched the first of 4 major EWC initiatives, with a version of our website ready for classrooms around the world: EWC-ed.
“We are building something together that never existed before, and can change the future: one mind expanded, one new connection, one creative spark at a time.”
—Dr. Lynda, DMD, Founder
Want to support us? Here’s how you can help.
One way to look at this is simple: if there is a dark web, why not foster a “light web?” You can join us regularly to help create a trusted space on the internet that points to progress for everyone.
EWC Team Recommendation: Dive into a few articles that you think you won’t be interested in (no really, try it!) and you’ll understand why all those Reddit folks shared our excitement.
Wondering about our name?
Ever Widening Circles takes its name from the ripples that radiate outward when you toss one pebble into a pond.
We believe knowledge and inspiration can change the world in the same way: one insight at a time.
( See also: The beautiful, thought-provoking work of philosopher Rainer Maria Rilke. Our founder, Dr. Lynda, was introduced to an inspiring Rilke poem, “Widening Circles”, in a podcast interview with Joanna Macy, at OnBeing.org. )
Since 2014 we have been building an enormous global community and quietly changing the negative dialogue about our times.
Join us. Share that we are here with your circles of friends and family!
Lastly: the children of the world can lead us forward! We’ve just launched a version of our platform ready for classrooms around the world: EWC-ed!