Patty Chang Anker is a change agent in this world.

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About Patty

About Patty

Author, Speaker, Blogger, Mom

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The Book

The Book

The surprise of my life was that facing fears was a path to joy. Some Nerve (“Downright inspiring,” Oprah.com; finalist, Books for a Better Life Award) is the story of ordinary people becoming braver than they ever imagined.

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The Blog

The Blog

All about trying new things and making changes in midlife.

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Facing Forty Upside Down

Patty Chang Anker, author of SOME NERVE: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave, blogs about facing fears, making changes, and creating more happiness in midlife.

How to Teach Anxious Kids to Bike – Up at Liv-Cycling.com today!

How to Teach Anxious Kids to Bike – Up at Liv-Cycling.com today!

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 15, 2016

Ah, the first bike ride! A joyful rite of passage, right? For parents, it just doesn’t get better than running alongside, steadying the small bike, giving a push and…Look at our kid go! Or…not.
If your child is anxious (heck, if you are anxious), learning how to ride a bike can be stressful. I share my 9 tips for getting reluctant riders to ride at Liv-cycling.com today in

How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike.

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Pray, yes. But also ACT. 5 Things We Can Do in the Wake of #Orlando.

Pray, yes. But also ACT. 5 Things We Can Do in the Wake of #Orlando.

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 14, 2016

It is simultaneously beyond comprehension, and yet all-too familiar. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history just happened in Orlando and mixed in with the shock and heartache is the sentiment from many that it’s “more of the same” and that “nothing will change.”
I’d like to challenge that last one.

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“The Only Way to Escape Fear”

“The Only Way to Escape Fear”

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 9, 2016

You won’t catch me trampling fire. But I, too, am done running away from fear. I’m a slow runner — fear will catch up anyway. Better to run toward it, with it, through it. Accept it and do what you fear anyway, or

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