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Pathways to Gratefulness

June 23rd 2012, 10am-5pm
The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Network for Grateful Living presents a summit geared at awakening the practice of gratefulness and grateful living in all of us.

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Join this gathering on gratitude that combines music, movement, and poetry with discussion to spread the joy of gratefulness.

The program includes speakers such as world renowned poet David Whyte, cultural anthropologist and author Angeles Arrien, physicist Fritjof Capra, Greater Good Science Center Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, and entrepreneur and author Chip Conley. Together, they will share insights on gratitude from around the world.

The Greater Good Science Center is a co-sponsor of this event. For more information and to register, visit

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