Enjoy this selection of some of Kristi’s videos, interviews, and articles.

Grateful Voices

Grateful Voices: Kristi

by The Grateful Living Team
A story shared is a thread that tethers us to one another, deepening our empathy for the diversity of human…

Grateful for Getting Older

by Kristi Nelson
Having a birthday offers me the welcome reminder that it is nothing short of a…

Ten True Things About Gratefulness: A Conversation with Kristi Nelson

by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Gratefulness not only changes your life, but also extends beyond your intimate sphere. It gives…

About Kristi

Kristi Nelson. Photo by Robert Charles Studio

Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, is also the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. 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.

In 2001 — after five years leading a regional Women’s Fund — Kristi founded a values-based fundraising consulting/coaching company, and in this capacity worked with organizations such as Buddhist Peace FellowshipSpirit in Action, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, among others. Since then she has been founding Director of 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 received her BA from UMass/Amherst, a graduate certificate in Business and Sociology from Boston College, and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Leadership Studies, from Harvard University.

View all of Kristi’s work here.

Wake Up Grateful

The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted

What does it mean to truly live gratefully, every day? Wake Up Grateful unlocks the path to recognizing abundance in every moment, and gives readers the tools to bring this transformational shift in perspective into their daily lives.

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