By Andy Levine

Patricia Heaton starred in two wildly successful television series: Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle. But it was the not-so-successful series Carol’s Second Act that led Patricia (or Patty she likes to be called) to author a new book called “Your Second Act.”

The book shares her own story and her new work serving as an Ambassador for the non-profit organization World Vision. The work of helping children and their families has brought her to Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda and Jordan. Tackling both poverty and injustice is a primary focus for World Vision.

The book also details the “Second Act Stories” of 14 other, courageous individuals navigating major, life transitions. It’s an inspiring read for anyone exploring a new path.

Second Act Stories is a podcast that shares the stories of people who have made major career changes to pursue more rewarding lives in a second act. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlus or wherever you get your podcasts.