Why does the world feel so chaotic?
Maybe it’s because we aren’t shown all the good that’s happening!

Ever Widening Circles is your antidote to the daily news; here to help you find the rest of the story, learn from great minds, and uplift your worldview.

Over the past five years, we’ve curated and published over a thousand articles featuring the most inspiring thought leaders and wonders of this amazing world. We aim to be the nicest place on the web; celebrating the vast network of the #ConspiracyofGoodness happening right under our noses!

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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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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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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!
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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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Playing Guitar with Your Toes & More Life Lessons from Mark Goffeney

10 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Although Mark Goffeney has no arms, he's been playing the guitar since age nine. His talents as a musician are incredible, and his insights from a lifetime of performing can inspire us all to embrace our limitations more often!
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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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Nat Geo Photographer’s Tales: Leopard Seals and Penguins

20 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

Ever see a breathtaking photo from the natural world and wonder how they got that image? Often the backstories are even better than the photograph! Listen to the remarkable tales from a Nat Geo photographer and you will be transformed.
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Micro-Preemie Turns 21: A Success Story for Everyone!

15 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Dr. Lynda

When life gets difficult there's always something we can learn and use for the rest of our lives. 21 years ago, Dr. Lynda (EWC's founder) gave birth to a 1 pound baby when she was just into the 5th month of her pregnancy. She picked up a few pearls of wisdom in the years that followed—here are 12.
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The Wild Potential of Embracing Our Limitations

10 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

What if embraced our limitations? What possibilities might we discover if we just owned them and let them force us to get creative. We might actually find possibilities we would never have discovered. Take a look at how remarkable this mindset can be!
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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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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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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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Sailing Through Space on the Power of the Sun

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We just deployed a technology into space that could revolutionize our exploration of the universe! After generations of thinkers dreamed of a way to sail through space with the power of light, we've finally made it happen!
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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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The Secrets Hidden in Your Sunday Crossword

13 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

There's a lot more to these puzzles than meets the eye. So what goes into making them? Why do we love them so much? And is there really any truth to the claims that completing a puzzle a day will ward off aging? Here's all you could want to know about the world of crosswords, with a bit of fun added in! (We promise, it's quite exciting!)
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Finding Our Freedom Under a Frozen Lake

7 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Sam Burns

Could freediving into a frozen lake teach us something about living a less stressful life? Let’s hear from these divers about what they’re experiencing as they explore the icy depths. It may just give you a few ideas of your own!
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How Spain’s Human Towers Define Community

15 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How do you build a tower of people 50 feet tall and weighing as much as three elephants? Maybe more importantly, why? The castell builders of Catalonia, Spain are, quite literally, the definition of an uplifting and supportive community.
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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

12 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!
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Hilarious Wisdom from Elementary School Chess Champions

7 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We're heading off to somewhere unexpected to get some much-needed life advice. It's a place where some of the wisest people among us gather to play a game of strategy. And the best part? These wise sages aren't even teenagers yet. 
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The Brilliant Mind of a Budding Marine Biologist

26 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Unlike many of the other kids who grew up next to one of Europe's largest nuclear power plant construction projects, Sam looks at the world with a wisdom well beyond his years. His story is a great reminder that our future is in capable hands. 
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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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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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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

15 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

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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Leon Logothetis is Proving the Kindness of Strangers is Alive and Well!

14 minutes

[ Books ]

By Dr. Lynda

Is it possible to travel the country only relying on the kindness of strangers? The person we're highlighting in this piece proves it is! Take a look at the impact this has on peoples lives and how we can all tap into the kindness all around us.
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