Life Is a Verb

Life Is a Verb

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In October 2003, Patti Digha€™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 pagesa€”enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written ina€”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 a€œdo it nowa€ 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 daysa€”and perhaps the rest of your life.Such a day arrived on October 24, 2003, for a 6-foot, 5-inch-tall man with a southern accent, a golfera#39;s tan, five World War II Bronze Stars, and a forest-green Lincoln Town Car. On that beautiful autumn day, he was diagnosed with lung ... There was no manual I could find, no prescription for what he was feeling and doing, for how his insides were eating him up. I couldna#39;t tell, and he couldna#39;t tell me, either.

Title:Life Is a Verb
Author:Patti Digh
Publisher:Globe Pequot - 2008-08-26


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