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.

“I Can Do It!” What Graduation & Recital Season Offers Kids of All Ages

“I Can Do It!” What Graduation & Recital Season Offers Kids of All Ages

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 26, 2015

14 year old G graduated from middle school last night and I held it together pretty well until the very end, when the principal said “Hello High School Class of 2019!” Of all the mountains she has climbed, of all the views over the edge toward what’s...

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Should Parents Protect Kids from Fear?

Should Parents Protect Kids from Fear?

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 15, 2015

When G (now 14) was younger she had an intense fear of fire. A good instinct, yes, except when it extended to candles at restaurants or on birthday cakes, or worries about the house burning down. “All the burners are off, the smoke detectors are on, Mommy and...

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Caitlyn Jenner: The Courage to Be Herself

Caitlyn Jenner: The Courage to Be Herself

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Jun 1, 2015

“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life.’ ”  – Caitlyn Jenner, in Vanity Fair Caitlyn Jenner graces the cover of the July 2015 issue...

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