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.
Nancy Christie is an award-winning author of books such as Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories, Peripheral Visions and Other Stories, The Gifts of Change, Rut-Busting Book for Writers, and Rut-Busting Book for Authors. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications, including CommuterLit, Ariel Chart, One Person’s Trash, Two Cities Review, Talking River, Edify Fiction, Toasted Cheese, Wanderings, The Chaffin Journal, and Down in the Dirt, with several earning contest placements. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Florida Writers Association, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Nancy teaches writing workshops at conferences, libraries, and schools. She is also the host of the Living the Writing Life podcast and the founder of the annual Celebrate Short Fiction Day. Visit her website at NancyChristie.com.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (June 30, 2008)
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