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Change is an ever-present part of our personal and professional lives. It is not something to be tolerated, endured or adapted to. Rather, change is to be embraced, welcomed, and regarded as an opportunity to gain a new perspective. Like a plow that tills the soil, events and conditions (whether unexpected or planned) turn our lives inside out and upside down, and give us the chance to grow stronger. The Gifts of Change encourages readers to push beyond self-imposed boundaries, using the changes that come into their lives as a way to develop new abilities as well as find those that have lain dormant. The Gifts of Change will provoke thought, encourage reflection, and create an enhanced awareness in readers; and along the way it can ignite physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.

Writer, essayist and entrepreneur, "change master" Nancy Christie uses her own experiences with change as a basis for her writing and workshops. Her work has appeared in Woman's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Tai Chi Magazine and other publications, frequently focusing on identifying opportunities for personal development in everyday life.

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Writer, essayist, entrepreneur, and "change master" Nancy Christie uses her own experiences with change as a basis for her writing and workshops. Her essays have appeared in Woman’s Day, Stress-Free Living, Succeed, Experience Life, Tai Chi, and Writer’s Digest. Her “Rut-Busting” workshops use creative techniques to develop self-knowledge, break down self-imposed limitations, and expand one’s sense of possibilities both personally and professionally. Her inspirational book, The Gifts of Change, has been translated into several foreign languages. Christie is also the author of the short fiction collection, Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories, as well as short stories that have appeared in literary magazines and websites. For more information, visit her website at, follow her on Twitter at @NChristie_OH or like her on Facebook at

Thanks to Nancy Christie’s wisdom and the stories that live among the pages of her book, I’m actually beginning to see glimmers of the growth, fun, and fulfillment that may very well be waiting for me beyond this turn in the path.
—Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Courage to Be Yourself, The Woman's Book of Soul, and Growing Hope

As a wellness and life coach, I am always looking for gems to pass on to my clients to help them make positive changes in their lives. The Gifts of Change is just such a gem because it shows us how to embrace change and discover all the wonderful possibilities that lie beneath our fear of the unfamiliar.
—Gloria Silverio, licensed corporate wellness coach/life coach

Nancy Christie writes like the wise friend that everyone needs. Her insights will do you much good.
—Rena Pederson, author of What's Next? and What's Missing?

In The Gifts of Change, Nancy Christie brings us to the simple but powerful opportunities we have each day to look differently at our lives and relationships.
—Meredith Young-Sowers, DDiv, author of Wisdom Bowls