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Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally

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One womans quest to do one new thing every day of the year, what she learned, and what we all can gain from her journey...

In 2009 veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award winner Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. Budgets were being cut. She resented the new technology and social media she was being asked to embrace at work. In a word, she felt “stuck.”

Cahns daughter encouraged her to try blogging, and after some thought, she decided to write about trying something new every day for a year. Little did she know, that "Year of Firsts" would change her outlook on life.

For 365 days Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, some as simple as performing an old task in a new way, some creative and extreme:

Riding a mechanical bull Eating a scorpion

Speaking to a complete stranger on the street

Smoking a cigar

Shoveling horse manure

Zip-lining across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake

Spending a day in a wheelchair

Walking her dog backwards

Taking a drum lesson from a famous 80s rocker

In the process she discovered that "firsts" were the antidote to “stuck.” I Dare Me is Cahns journey, but it's more than just a memoir. It challenges readers to confront their own fears, and encourages them to try their own "firsts."

Synopsis:

Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, "Life is a Verb" identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life. Within this framework Digh supplies 37 life stories, each followed by a 10-minute "do it now" exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days--and beyond.

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Feeling stuck?

Veteran journalist and cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. In a word, she felt “stuck.”

Something had to change. Her daughter helped convince her to start a “Year of Firsts.” For the next 365 days, Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, every day. Before she knew it, her whole perspective on life had changed. In this inspiring book, Lu Ann recounts how a new “first” everyday brought excitement and wonder back into her world. And more than that, she helps readers see how they can do it too.

• Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge

• Speak to a complete stranger on the street

• Zip-line across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake

• Spend a day in a wheelchair

• Learn to Hula Hoop

Synopsis:

In October 2003, Patti Digh’s stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 37 days later. The timeframe made an impression on her. What emerged was a commitment to ask herself every morning: What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days left to live? The answers changed her life and led to this new kind of book. Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, Life is a Verb is all heart. 

 

Within these pages—enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written in—Digh identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life: Say Yes, Trust Yourself, Slow Down, Be Generous, Speak Up, and Love More. Within this framework she supplies 37 edgy, funny, and literary life stories, each followed by a “do it now” 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days—and perhaps the rest of your life.

About the Author

Patti Digh, the creator and author of the award-winning blog 37days.com, is the author of the best-selling Life is a Verb (Skirt!), a Books for a Better Life nominee. An internationally recognized speaker who has worked in over 60 countries, Patti s comments have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The London Financial Times, and The New York Times, among other international press. Smart, funny, and insightful, her Web site is pattidigh.com. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Preface                         Why 37 days?

Chapter 1                     Write to remember

Chapter 2                     Start with I

Chapter 3                     Intention

Chapter 4                     Insight

Chapter 5                     Intuition

Chapter 6                     Integrity

Chapter 7                     Inclusion

Chapter 8                     Intensity

Chapter 9                     Live an Irresistible Obituary

Afterword

Acknowledgements

 

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abbyasnydser, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by abbyasnydser)
I love this book. I have read it three times and every time gained something new. I teach teenage kids and I have used a lot of her writing prompts with them. They have also enjoyed this wonderrful book.
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Suze R, April 14, 2010 (view all comments by Suze R)
Beautiful book that you might actually use to make changes in your life.Small steps that are doable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781599212951
Author:
Digh, Patti
Publisher:
Skirt!
Author:
Cahn, Lu Ann
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Self-help techniques
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, "Life is a Verb" identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life. Within this framework Digh supplies 37 life stories, each followed by a 10-minute "do it now" exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days--and beyond.
"Synopsis" by ,
Feeling stuck?

Veteran journalist and cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. In a word, she felt “stuck.”

Something had to change. Her daughter helped convince her to start a “Year of Firsts.” For the next 365 days, Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, every day. Before she knew it, her whole perspective on life had changed. In this inspiring book, Lu Ann recounts how a new “first” everyday brought excitement and wonder back into her world. And more than that, she helps readers see how they can do it too.

• Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge

• Speak to a complete stranger on the street

• Zip-line across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake

• Spend a day in a wheelchair

• Learn to Hula Hoop

"Synopsis" by ,

In October 2003, Patti Digh’s stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 37 days later. The timeframe made an impression on her. What emerged was a commitment to ask herself every morning: What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days left to live? The answers changed her life and led to this new kind of book. Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, Life is a Verb is all heart. 

 

Within these pages—enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written in—Digh identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life: Say Yes, Trust Yourself, Slow Down, Be Generous, Speak Up, and Love More. Within this framework she supplies 37 edgy, funny, and literary life stories, each followed by a “do it now” 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days—and perhaps the rest of your life.

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