Patty Chang Anker is a change agent in this world.

Jamilia Pegram, Wellness Coordinator, Amscan, Inc.

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.

My First Sprint Triathlon – Fear, Fun, and Friendship at the Nantucket Tri

My First Sprint Triathlon – Fear, Fun, and Friendship at the Nantucket Tri

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jul 22, 2015

Last April my dear friend Pam (a recreational endurance athlete and one of the strongest people I know) was diagnosed with cancer and we made a deal. She would face all her treatments and recover her strength to do her favorite endurance event, the Nantucket Sprint...

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Going Gypsy: If You’ve Ever Dreamed of A Traveling Lifestyle, the Gypsy Nesters Have Got Ideas For You

Going Gypsy: If You’ve Ever Dreamed of A Traveling Lifestyle, the Gypsy Nesters Have Got Ideas For You

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jul 16, 2015

I first came across David and Veronica James, aka the Gypsy Nesters, from a blog post “Fear Conquering & Gliding in a Sailplane” which they did in the Southern Finger Lakes region earlier this year. I love stories of ordinary people facing their fears...

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Facing 45 with an Olympic Triathlon – Please Help Me Turn A Crazy Dream Into Reality!

Facing 45 with an Olympic Triathlon – Please Help Me Turn A Crazy Dream Into Reality!

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jul 4, 2015

It’s my 45th birthday and I think I’ve lost my mind. I signed up for the Westchester Olympic Triathlon (.9 mi swim, 25 mi bike, 6.2 mi run)  this September! This is exactly as crazy as it sounds. A year and a half ago I couldn’t bike around the block...

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