11/14/2008 02:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dreaming to Make a Difference

For 12 years, Daryn Kagan was one of the bright, shining faces of CNN, reporting on everything from the September 11th terrorist attacks to the Academy Awards. But in 2006, the network decided to part ways with Daryn, leaving her to find a new direction in life.

Kagan admits that it was hard to let go of the expectations that others had of her as a successful TV journalist. Her darkest time was being sad about not feeling connected to her career, the city she lived in and the life she'd planned.

But instead of wallowing in her job loss, Daryn used her newfound freedom to create, devoted to positive news stories that "make your heart go ZING." Her site has been so successful that she's also published a book called What's Possible: 50 True Stories of People Who Dared to Dream They Could Make a Difference.

On the latest episode of my video podcast Change Nation, Daryn explains how she reinvented her life, putting the focus on good news, and what you can learn from these inspirational stories to make change easier in your own life.