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State of Emergence is a new podcast about how we respond to the urgency of our world crises & catalyze human transformation. Hosted by @TerryPatten.

Dec 19, 2020

Author of Wake Up Grateful and the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson joins Terry to explore the elusively obvious gift of this very breath and moment and the transformational practice of living with grateful generosity at this moment in our human journey. Kristi illuminates the differences between gratitude and gratefulness, and how the uncaused and unconditional nature of gratefulness enables us to stay open-hearted, in all of the ordeal and the ordinariness of this life.

Kristi Nelson has spent most of her adult life in non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development — leading, funding, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. In 2001, she founded a values-based consulting and leadership coaching business and worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She was also Founding Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Kristi is a stage IV cancer survivor who feels blessed to be sharing the gifts of gratefulness with people around the world in a vibrant, loving community. Now, she is the author of a wonderful new book, Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted.


We want to officially invite you to become a Friend of State of Emergence — a new way to engage with the podcast conversation and access new live discussions and Q&A with me every month. Our first session will be at 12 Noon PDT on December 29th 2020. Additionally, you’re invited to be part of our vibrant, growing, international community at A New Republic of the Heart in other new ways — check out the options here on our website. We hope you’ll join us!

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