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<strong>About MJ Ryan, the Author</strong><br /> <br /> Internationally recognized as a leading change expert, M.J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of This Year I Will&hellip;, The Happiness Makeover, The Power of Patience, Trusting Yourself, and Attitudes of Gratitude, among other titles. A member of Professional Thinking Partners, she specializes in coaching individuals and teams around the world. She has appeared on The Today Show and CNN, and is a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping and Health. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter. Visit her website at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.mj-ryan.com" target="_blank">www.mj-ryan.com</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>About AdaptAbility, the Book</strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Change is hard,&rdquo; we say, and it is even harder when change is thrust upon us. In today&rsquo;s tough times, we may be forced to reinvent our career or downsize our lives; at any point in life, we may lose a love or a dream. Our first reaction to change we didn&rsquo;t ask for may be to rail against fate. But what if we could see past today&rsquo;s turmoil and spot the opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That is the promise of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/AdaptAbility-How-Survive-Change-Didnt/dp/0767932625/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1241409018&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank">AdaptAbility</a>, bestselling author and executive coach M. J. Ryan&rsquo;s paradigm-shifting new book on not merely surviving but thriving when change is required.<br /> <br /> Why is it so hard to accept change? Paradoxically, it is for the very reason that our brains usually work so well; we are designed to learn something and make it automatic. The problem is that when circumstances change, our &ldquo;efficient&rdquo; brains keep trying to do things the same old way. In <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/AdaptAbility-How-Survive-Change-Didnt/dp/0767932625/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1241409018&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank">AdaptAbility</a>, Ryan provides strategies to retrain your brain and optimize your response to change, step by step: by first accepting the new reality, then expanding your options, and finally, taking effective action. She offers cutting-edge tools for becoming calmer, less fearful, and more flexible, creative, and resourceful in your thinking. Best of all, as your &ldquo;adapt-ability&rdquo; increases, so does your confidence that you will be able to face whatever life sends your way and find new ways to flourish.<br /> <br /> For more information visit: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.mj-ryan.com">www.mj-ryan.com</a>

Stories by MJ Ryan

In Greek mythology, when Pandora opened the box and let out all the troubles that have since plagued the world, she also let out a tiny fairy who...
What’s happening right now is not because you’re bad or wrong or incompetent. It’s because the world is transforming at...
Once I got an email from a woman who had just read my book on patience. She had just had a miscarriage and had discovered she had to wait for a few...
So many of us think about creativity in the context of being an artist or musician. However, I prefer the definition that resiliency expert Frederic...
In these challenging times, we all need to stay flexible around a stable core. What does that mean? That you may have to enter a whole new field,...
I heard a great story the other day that goes to the heart of how we need to deal with the challenges of our lives. A farmer had a mule. One day,...
Have you ever encountered that “life stress” list that rates changes such as moving, death of a spouse, getting married, etc.? The folks...

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