Kristi Nelson || Wake Up Grateful
Today we welcome Kristi Nelson, the executive director of A Network for Grateful Living. Her life’s work in the non-profit sector has focused on leading, inspiring, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Being a long-time stage IV cancer survivor moves her every day to support others in living and loving with great fullness of heart. She is the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted.
In this episode, I talk to Kristi Nelson about gratefulness. She differentiates gratefulness from gratitude by describing the former as an orientation towards life, without being dependent on internal or external circumstances. Kristi shares with us the practice of Stop, Look, Go and her five guiding principles that can inspire you to live a life of gratefulness. We also touch on the topics of positive psychology, mindfulness, play, and self-compassion.
03:01 Kristi’s cancer diagnosis
04:17 Gratitude vs gratefulness
08:50 Gratefulness during hard times
12:37 Reclaim play, curiosity, courage
15:58 Life is a gift
18:08 Everything is a surprise
20:41 The ordinary is extraordinary
23:48 Appreciation is generative
26:55 Say yes to your life
32:46 Love is transformative
34:35 Stop, Look, Go
38:18 Befriending our full selves
40:43 Leaving a grateful legacy