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About Patty

About Patty

Author, blogger, speaker, mom.

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The Book

The Book

The surprise of my life was that facing fears was a path to joy. Inspiring stories and expert advice on conquering the little things that hold you back from a lot.

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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.

Please remember Sam

Please remember Sam

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Apr 20, 2014

A friend I hold dear posted on Facebook on Friday that her beloved 28 year old son Sam died that day – at work. He passed out and couldn’t be revived.  In the middle of my newsfeed, full of people’s dogs and breakfasts, time stood still for a moment....

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Finding Courage in Community – Events at Rye Y, MONDO Summit, bring neighbors together

Finding Courage in Community – Events at Rye Y, MONDO Summit, bring neighbors together

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Apr 17, 2014

A reader sent me a book, Courage, by Bernard Waber. On its cover is a boy (or a man) looking anxiously over the edge of a diving board.  Oh, I know this feeling well!  What strikes me about this picture is how alone he looks, how vast the space appears below him:...

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#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour – 4 questions about how and why I write

#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour – 4 questions about how and why I write

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Apr 14, 2014

Today I’m taking part in a #MyWritingProcess blog tour, in which writers answer four questions about their writing process and then tag other writers to answer the questions as well.  I was honored to be asked by Tamara Linse, author of  HOW TO BE A MAN. Her answers...

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