I’m Dr. Lynda Ulrich, founder of Ever Widening Circles, a global effort to change the negative dialogue about our times.

Six years ago, I assembled a team that began curating the web for insights and innovations going uncelebrated. And now, we’ve published over a thousand articles that point to the work of ingenious problem-solvers, thought leaders and wonders all around the globe.

There is an enormous wave of progress, well underway in the world, that almost no one knows about.

In these troubling times, my message is that the negative news and internet divisiveness that we see is only a slice of reality. We can choose to give our attention to goodness and possibility, and in doing that, we will usher in a new era!

Here are some of my favorite articles I’ve written (and others I just love) from the Ever Widening Circles line-up. Each of these will refreshingly expand what you think is possible and prove this is still an amazing world—and of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Conspiracy of Goodness: A Movement That’s Changing our Future

15 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

Why don't we know about the awe-inspiring people who are making the world a better place? There is already a movement underway of people working towards a better collective future and you're already a part of it. This is the Conspiracy of Goodness, the movement all around us just waiting to be celebrated!
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Old Cellphones: The Key to Stopping Climate Change

13 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Dr. Lynda

Deforestation causes more emissions than all of the cars and trucks on our planet combined, so what can we do to stop it? Could the unlikely hero in this story be the old cell phone tucked away in your junk drawer? It is! Read on and you'll see problem-solving at its best!
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What if We Celebrated What’s Right with the World?

22 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

As a National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones learned a lot about reframing the way he looks at the world. Here are the remarkable insights he has on what we can do to find what's right with the world and start to see beauty more often.
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The Haitian Project: A Blueprint for Solving Big Problems

20 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

What if the concept that could change the way we all look at solving the world's most vexing problems is coming out of a nation facing the large brunt of them? It looks like the solution is thinking differently about how we decide to start attacking a problem. And this school in Haiti gives us just a glimpse of all of the possibility and hope that can come!
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Every Brain is Beautiful: The Autism Advantage

17 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

What if we let disabilities take a back seat and we focused on the abilities that might look like superpowers in the right setting? Let's take a look at some examples.
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SeaLegacy: Celebrating Our Oceans and Saving Our Future

20 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

If we were waiting for just the right organization to lead us all to a better future, they may have arrived! Here's how we bring people together to celebrate and save some of the planet's most precious resources. Take a look!
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Skateboarding for Peace in Afghanistan

27 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

The most remarkable innovations often happen with sweeping speed, when someone puts things together in a novel way. See how amazing hope and education have lurched forward through skateboarding in Afghanistan!
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Single Mothers are Saving Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

7 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

The best thought leaders among us are quick to accept the risk of abandoning assumptions. Their courage often brings out the best in others, and here's an amazing example of that alchemy!
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What Fear Can Teach Us About the Stories We Tell Ourselves

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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Here’s What Killer Whales Have in Common with Your Grandmother!

17 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

Killer whales have more in common with your grandmother than you may think. It's a fascinating story and an opportunity for all of us to easily make the world a little better place today! Turns out, some wise elders of the Pacific Northwest, grandmother killer whales, are at a tipping point for their survival, but we can influence that quickly. This is an amazing story and a chance to be change-makers!
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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

40 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Dr. Lynda

Trees may seem like some of the planet's quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!
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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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Why We All Need More Awe!

22 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Do we already have the key to healing what divides us? The answer is YES, if only we learn to harness the power of awe! Find out how.
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Sperm Whales’ Clicks are Expanding Possibility!

25 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

What if sperm whales are communicating with language far more complex than we are? Could our view of ourselves change if we learn that they may be as capable of future planning, reasoning, and emotions like love and empathy? These mysteries are beginning to be unraveled!
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Radiating Possibility or the Downward Spiral? Our Choice!

30 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

Do you ever get caught up in a "downward spiral", either in conversations or trains of thought? Here's a world-renowned teacher to share a fascinating alternative mindset: radiating possibility!
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What if We Turned Plastic Waste into a Valuable Currency?

10 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The Plastic Bank is turning plastic into money for people around the globe. This idea has the power to end poverty while saving our oceans!
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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

22 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

Since the dawn of time, wildly creative people (often considered foolish) have been bringing ingenious concepts into our daily lives. Here's a brilliantly fun and remarkable innovation that may be on the horizon!
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Aging Gracefully Alongside Your Loved Ones

16 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What if love and laughter could replace some of the struggles we face as our loved ones age and their memories decline? Could we see them and ourselves in new ways? Here are some insights from caretakers who have found ways to bring their relationships to life with a little creativity.
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