The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.–Helen Keller
With everything going on in the world today, it is difficult not to just give up and check out. I often wonder to myself how anything we do here matters. We are such a small site with no real resources to speak of, floating among a sea of mega-media companies – how can we make any difference whatsoever? And yet, somehow we do; piece by piece and person by person, we affect positive change in the health of others; sometimes directly with the research we provide and other times by just listening and acknowledging the reality of the illnesses that so many others dismiss.
We approach our publishing not from a position of absolute expertise or of clicks and economic benefits, but simply as an honest exploration of health and illness. This, I think, is the key to our success. Unfortunately, this approach is decidedly antithetical to business economics and leaves open one very pressing problem – how to pay for the continued existence of Hormones Matter. Even though none involved with HM take a paycheck, there are costs associated with running a site like this.
To generate funds, we use a pay-what-you-can model. We call it an “unsubscription” model, where readers subscribe to annual contributions of various amounts with no anticipation of anything other than the continued existence of this website. It is based upon a notion that those who can afford to contribute, will contribute, and those who cannot afford to support us, still have access to all of the health and science information we provide.
This is my ask: if you are regular reader of Hormones Matter or if you follow us on Facebook and have learned from the research we post, contribute to our continued existence. Select one of the subscription options below to set up an annual contribution or click the donate button* and surprise us with a one time contribution. Every little bit helps. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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*Is this a Donation? Well, yes and no. Hormones Matter was formerly a B-Corp (for benefit corporation), that I ran for many years as a service to the community. Without the resources to run this type of business endeavor any longer, and in an effort to keep Hormones Matter alive, I have closed the corporation and moved Hormones Matter over to a single entity LLC. What this means is that any money you contribute is not tax deductible, for that I would have to create a not-for-profit enterprise and I just do not have the wherewithal for that. So while the donation is a contribution to our on-going operations, it is not a donation to a non-profit. Know this though, your financial contribution will help keep Hormones Matter online.