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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.

“We have choices” – Some Nerve quote to share

“We have choices” – Some Nerve quote to share

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Aug 30, 2014

  The fabulous designers at Riverhead Books captured a shimmering piece of summer and the Some Nerve spirit that we can reflect back on all year long! Please feel free to copy and share!...

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Transforming “I Can’t” or “I Don’t” into “I DID IT”

Transforming “I Can’t” or “I Don’t” into “I DID IT”

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Aug 27, 2014

This post was originally published in PsychologyToday.com. The end of summer is upon us. Remember in  “3 Ideas for a Summer to Remember” I suggested trying something that scares you, or that you haven’t done in a long time, or commit to a goal that...

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End of Summer Fun:  Check out THIS BOOK WAS A TREE for family nature activities

End of Summer Fun: Check out THIS BOOK WAS A TREE for family nature activities

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Aug 20, 2014

  If your kids are done with camp and there’s still weeks before school starts and every day begins with “What are we doing today, Mom?” you’re in the same boat as me: trying to get them to pass the time without killing each other, and...

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