SIX STEPS TO RADICAL OPTIMISM

WHEN THE WORLD SEEMS BROKEN

EMILY EHLERS

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#HopeIsAVerbBook

Out 4th May 2021

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Emily truly cares for the planet and helps others to care too. She promotes a kind of optimistic activism which is a breath of fresh air.

- Matt Haig,

New York Times Bestselling Author

The book we all need right now... 

(Well, we might've needed it yesterday to

be honest, but at least it's here now!) 

When it comes to political, social, and environmental anxieties, we have a veritable smorgasbord to choose from, don’t we? We’re polarised and politicised and many of us are feeling exhausted, battered and broken. Not only have we got our own personal life stuff to deal with, but it's all against backdrop of the world, seemingly, falling apart. It's no wonder that a lot of people feel like they’re losing hope in the chaos. But now, more than ever, we need hopeful, helpful people who are engaged in the fight for a better future (it also wouldn't go astray if they actually enjoyed their lives along the way!). So, how do we get our spark back? 

The solution to losing hope is the

simple decision to keep choosing hope.

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Hope is a Verb is an exquisite visual handbook for transforming anxiety about the world into meaningful action, delivered through illustrations, prose, flow charts and infographics: a gift book for an era of global anxiety

 

When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action. Emily's debut book is the beautifully simple solution for not only how to rekindle your hope and create change but how to stay sane while doing it.

 

Through this creative guidebook, readers will work to live in alignment with their values, examine their relationships with the planet and their community, and be inspired to act, both in their personal life and collectively. 

 

Emily Ehlers, creator of the cult favorite Instagram account @ecowithem, offers the following six-step process that reframes the current global mood as an invitation to realize change, rather than dwell in despair.

 

  • Step One: Stop Freaking Out

  • Step Two: Change the Story

  • Step Three: Set Your Inner Compass

  • Step Four: Own Your Power

  • Step Five: Just Start

  • Step Six: Find Your People

 

Using her experience as an environmental activist, Emily offers ways for readers to change their perspective as a path to overcome challenges and create a better future. 

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FOR USA READERS: The book will be available in North America shortly. To receive a notification when pre orders open, sign up HERE and I will notify you.

The early bird gets the bonus!

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As a gigantic THANK YOU for being an early supporter of this book,

I'll send you some pre-order bonuses! 

PRE ORDER ONE BOOK

AND YOU GET:

  • The Hope is a Verb Workbook
     

  • A couple of gorgeous Hope is a Verb wallpapers for your phone
     

  • A digital DIY Values + Vision Board Kit full of handwritten + illustrated elements to keep you focused, baby! 

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PRE ORDER TWO BOOKs

AND YOU GET:

  • The Hope is a Verb Workbook
     

  • A couple of gorgeous Hope is a Verb wallpapers for your phone
     

  • A digital DIY Values + Vision Board Kit full of handwritten + illustrated elements to keep you focused, baby! 
     

  • Access to the Hope is a Verb interview series - video conversations about hope, between Em + some of the world's brightest trailblazers and changemakers
     

  • A 2-for-1 coupon for any art print from Em's online store (valued from between $25 - $45 depending on the size you order) 

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To claim your bonuses, simply send your receipt to hello@ecowithem.com

(They'll be sent straight to your inbox when the book is released) 

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About

the

author

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Emily Ehlers is an author, illustrator and environmentalist, with a loud laugh and an uncanny knack for sparking hope. As the pun-loving creative behind the beloved Instagram account @EcoWithEm_ , she shares ideas and illustrations that focus on planetary health, human happiness and the massive overlap between the two. 

 

Emily is best known for finding light in the heaviest of issues and inspiring people to do good things in the world. An accidental mental health advocate, Em rebels against the social-media driven obsession with perfection and talks openly about her own inner world (which is ever-so ADHD).  

 

Emily’s art is virally-shared on social media and she writes for Peppermint Magazine. She regularly collaborates on campaigns and has worked with NatGeo + SodaStream. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Buzzfeed, 1 Million Women + she was named one of Coca Cola’s Feel Good Follows for 2021.