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Lunch and Learn with Ginny Sassaman

How You Can Be Happier, and Why It Matters So Much!

In a time of pressing concerns about climate change, economic inequality, student loan debt, etc, both personal and systemic happiness are more important than ever.  Gross National Happiness provides a framework for making better decisions for the wellbeing of all, and cultivating personal happiness provides the inspiration and tools we need to work toward a better planet.

At this Lunch and Learn, Ginny Sassaman will share some highlights from the science of happiness, and tools that you can begin to apply in your own life right away – because happiness matters, for people and the planet.


Ginny Sassaman has an M.S. in Mediation, and is happiness coach, advocate, and activist, and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Kripalu.  She is a co-founder of GNHUSA and creator the Happiness Paradigm.  She delivered the opening keynote at the national happiness conference in Burlington last May, and has delivered multiple sermons on happiness at Unitarian churches in Vermont.  She also writes about incorporating GNH principles and the science of happiness in our daily lives at

Lunch and Learn is free and seating is limited so call to reserve your space today, 552-8105

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