Category Archives: Fitness

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? (Inc.)

on January 17, 2018 in Fitness,, Leadership, Nature

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio? Will New York City’s mayor stop personally doing what the city is suing tobacco companies for? Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio explained why the city was suing five fossil fuel companies: For decades, Big Oil ravaged our environment. They knew what they were peddling was lethal, but they didn’t care. They used the classical Big Tobacco playbook of denial, denial, denial, and all[…] Keep reading →

Rocky I and exercising solo versus at a luxury gym

on January 6, 2018 in Audio, Fitness, Stories

Having started my Leadership and the Environment podcast, I’d meant to record audio posts for my blog. Today is my first foray. Just after the solstice, I find myself at Equinox, the gym, comparing the luxury experience to bare bones.

When hunger feels good

on December 23, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

I don’t know anyone who likes eating more than I do. When I see food that I like to eat around, I eat it. I don’t know how people stop eating. So I don’t like feeling hungry, but I realized a time I like feeling hungry. I noticed it because cooking my famous vegetable stews in big batches means I almost always have delicious, filling, wholesome food ready for me[…] Keep reading →

My morning routine featured on

on December 21, 2017 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

Joshua Spodek Joshua Spodek is author of Leadership Step by Step and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast. An adjunct professor at NYU and leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, Joshua currently lives in New York City. What is your morning routine? To the untrained eye my morning routine (and all my other routines) seems to take away what it actually gives me: freedom. But[…] Keep reading →

Morning Routines and Success (Inc.)

on December 20, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits,, SIDCHAs

Morning Routines and Success You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with daily habits. brings today’s successful people’s habits. You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with structured daily habits. The more successful, the more self-imposed, challenging, relevant, and active his or her habits. Even bad-boy athletes, apparently self-indulgent rock stars, and counter-cultural artists have habits. Rather, the long-term successful ones do. The[…] Keep reading →

Pre-dawn glory

on December 13, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

With the Rocky movie franchise overdone, it feels hard to imagine the original when it came out. Neither the movie nor Sylvester Stallone were institutions. I grew up in Philadelphia and I remember some of its popularity, certainly for Rocky II. It was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 3. If the Rocky movies are about anything, they’re about a man finding within himself the discipline and motivation to achieve[…] Keep reading →

The U.S. president appealed to Americans to eat less meat and sugar.

on December 12, 2017 in Fitness, Leadership

100 years ago tomorrow, the United States President appealed to the nation to eat less meat and sugar. The reason then was to support allies in World War I. The stakes today seem less acute but comparably high. If the president could do it then, a president can do it now. The current president might not, based on how much sugar and meat he eats, but in principle a president[…] Keep reading →