Elizabeth Gilbert defines creativity as the relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration. Others say, it is just making stuff. However it is defined, creativity is a vital aspect in every part of all our lives, from painting rocks on camping trips to parenting to designing transportation systems for the 21st century. Being creative is one of the most fundamental needs of human life. No wonder it is good for our health and happiness, and is key to building a more just and joyful world.
Ginny created the Happiness Paradigm Store and Experience, and is immediate past president of Gross National Happiness USA. She travels widely to present on the interconnection between personal happiness and systems change for well-being, including recently addressing the Gross Global Happiness conference in Costa Rica, and city and state officials crafting a well-being index in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her book, Preaching Happiness: Creating a Just and Joyful World is due in book stores on July 25th. also works as a meditation teacher. She is a member of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, where she led her first service in 2013. Since then, Ginny has led services in local UU churches as well as churches in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. She is always grateful to share the wisdom of happiness with UU congregations