The Gifts Of Change

The Gifts Of Change

by Nancy Christie

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439116821
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Part I.Inviting Change
1.Weaving Our Tapestry3
2.Exploring Our Possibilities11
3.Betsy's Boots19
4.Keeping Faith25
5.The Cup without the Chip31
6.In the Moment39
Part II.In the Midst of Change
7.Taking the First Step49
8.The Act of Mindful Choosing55
9.The Mouth of the Tiger63
10.Yoga Stork Pose69
11.One Thing at a Time77
12.The Wings of Change85
13.Flexing Your Adaptability Muscle91
Part III.Moving Forward
14.The Pantry of the Soul101
15.The Hidden Advantage of Hindrances109
16.Letting Go of Illusions117
17.The Danger of "Excessive Obligations"123
18.Planting a Garden131
Resource List/Suggested Reading145

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