"Written by 'change master' Nancy Christie, The Gifts of Change offers poignant, authentic, and candid examples from the author's personal experiences to help others in their life journey. The book's relevance and value are undeniable — we all must become more resilient and comfortable with change in order to elevate our career effectiveness and life satisfaction… In a world where five-year-olds multi-task and productivity is priceless, The Gifts of Change is a welcome reminder that it's acceptable to slow down and reflect on the quality of our lives. The "juggling" metaphor no longer serves us since the ball we are likely to drop is often ourselves or the people and experiences we treasure most. When we're willing to accept life transitions as opportunities to regain perspective, the gifts of change will become readily available. Armchair Interviews highly recommends this book for anyone experiencing life-changing transitions and looking for solid tips in managing them effectively." Review by Celia Renteria Szelwach, DBA (ABD)
"This is a delightful little book that is both a quick read and highly uplifting and inspirational. Written in a friendly, easygoing tone, Ms. Christie talks the reader through her own struggles when dealing with various life changes and emphasizes the need to embrace change as opportunities for growth ... I highly recommend this book for any woman at any stage of life who is going through change, and also those who simply want to find a way to know themselves better as they embark on this terrific journey we call life." Review by Kelly L. Stone -- writer, licensed counselor, and animal welfare advocate
"The Gifts of Change is a series of 18 short essays on various aspects of change... Ms. Christie sprinkles quotes from other self-help books liberally throughout her text, and uses many examples from her own life. The tone of the book is friendly and practical, much like chatting with a wise friend who is offering the benefit of her experiences... The Gifts of Change is well written and relatively short, easily read in a couple of hours. But it’s too easy to miss the full message in a quick read. I recommend taking the essays one at a time, reflecting on them, and seeing how the author’s insights might apply to your own circumstances, past, present, and future." Review by Carla Wakeman -- book reviewer, author, editor of the ezine Freelance Writing for Newspapers and wildlife rehabilitator
"The Gifts of Change is not about the large changes we all experience in our life such as having a child, finding a new job, getting married and moving, but rather looking at how we live our lives on a daily basis and making small changes to make our life more enjoyable. Nancy Christie provides a cache of chapters each designed with one tip in mind to positively change your life, but cautions that even the smallest change brings about resistance. Wisdom is knowing when we must change ourselves for the better… Though this book can be read in one sitting, The Gifts of Change is a gold mine of tips to revitalize your life. Incorporating one idea at a time to see how they fit, like boots, may empower you to push past the boundaries you've set for yourself, develop new abilities, reflect on your goals, redesign your dreams, and ultimately hone your self-knowledge." Review by Laura Madeline Wiseman, M.A.