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The most recent stories from The Change Blog community.

Why Depression Has Been a Gift in Disguise.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin About eight months ago, I resigned from my job as a high school college and career advisor. I didn’t hate it. In fact, I derived the ultimate...

How I Made Peace with Perfectionism

“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.” ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power I once heard a famous, self-help guru/podcaster say, “Purpose is the thing that launches you out of bed each morning, ready to attack the...

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Frustration

When things go wrong, they really go wrong.  In the span of two weeks, I lost my biggest contract job, my entire family came down with a stomach flu, my husband had to leave on a long business trip, and I barely missed getting into a traffic accident three times...

Life Lessons I Learned While Teaching Overseas.

When I first decided to teach English abroad, my friends and family thought I was crazy. After all, I was a young woman, about to travel to a new country far from everyone and everything I knew. I was ready, though. I wanted a change from the same-old life that I saw...

Lessons From Nearly Losing My Life.

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett. When I was 27 I almost drowned. I was caught in a rip current at an unpatrolled beach on the South Atlantic coast of Brazil and I was not a strong swimmer.  I had arrived at the beach with a friend only 5...


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