Patti Digh

Patti Digh’s stepfather was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and died just 37 days later. She woke up on day 38 and asked herself a question that changed her life: “What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days to live?” Patti’s award-winning blog,, emerged from asking that question and led to her best-selling book, Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally. Patti has since written five other books offering practical, simple wisdom for complex lives: Four-Word Self-Help, Creative Is a Verb, What I Wish for You, The Geography of Loss, and Your Daily Rock.