Game Changing moments from our listeners

Our season-long look at Game Changers examines those moments that changed ordinary lives in ways no one could anticipate. We asked for your stories. You answered. And today we've got the first of them.

Part Two of The Current

Game Changing moments for our listeners - Donna Morrissey

We started this segment with author Esi Edugyan, he won the Giller Prize last week for her book Half-Blood Blues. As part of our Game Changer Project, we're exploring the game changing moments in people's lives. And we're looking for your input. Was there a pivotal moment that changed your life for ever?

To help us kick it off, we were joined by Donna Morrissey. She is the author of three prize-winning novels: Kit's Law, Downhill Chance and Sylvanus Now. She was in Halifax this morning. Her latest 4th novel is What They Wanted.

Game Changing moments for our listeners - Stephen Joseph

There are moments, such as the ones we're hearing about, that can divide a life into before and after. Trauma is the primary cause of transformative change in someone's personality. At least, that's according to my our guest.

Stephen Joseph is a practising psychologist and professor of psychology. He has been studying trauma for 25 years and his new book is called What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Post-Traumatic Growth. Stephen Joseph was in London, England.

Game Changing moments for our listeners - Call Out

Last week we asked listeners to send us stories about your own Personal Game Changer moment.

Elaine Ingalls Hogg from Smiths Creek, New Brunswick, told us how a visit with a dying friend inspired her to start writing. It was something she had always wanted to do, but there was something about that moment which finally got her going, and she's been writing ever since.

Listener Reverend Christopher White from Toronto told us about a lunch date that changed his life ... we want to hear your stories. Please tell us about a moment that changed your life forever. We plan on bringing these Personal Game Changer stories to you throughout the season. So please send us your stories.

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