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Category Archives: Habits

Avoiding “fiber-removed” foods in general instead of avoiding sugar

posted by Joshua on February 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature

In response to someone posting how he avoided sugar, I shared my practice, which I find simpler, less artificial, and closer to the original plants and fungi, which is to avoid foods whose fiber has been removed. Here are a few posts I wrote, first my original response, then my responses to responses. I worked[…] Keep reading →

2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days

posted by Joshua on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc.com post Saturday, “2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days,” began 2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days What I learned in six years posting daily On January 29, 2011 I wrote the first blog post of an unbroken streak. Today finishes the sixth year. Tomorrow I’ll start year 7. Here’s the blog: www.JoshuaSpodek.com,[…] Keep reading →

Tim Ferriss is talking about me! … with Martin Gibala, about burpees, the New York Times, and public health

posted by Joshua on January 25, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Humor, SIDCHAs

Tim Ferriss, bestselling author and marketer of The 4-Hour Workweek and follow-up “4-Hour” books, interviewed Martin Gibala, the scientist whose suggesting burpees as a candidate for the single best exercise in the New York Times in 2011 inspired my sidcha. Dr. Gibala’s book with Christopher Shulgan, The One Minute Workout, launches on February 7 (a[…] Keep reading →

Reflections on writing

posted by Joshua on January 21, 2017 in Art, Creativity, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

One of my online communities had a thread on writing a book this year. It led me to reflect on writing in a way that might help someone where I was before starting to write. I consider what I wrote relevant to practicing any craft or developing one’s passion. Here’s what I wrote: Last year[…] Keep reading →

Stealing Happiness Back from Comfort

posted by Joshua on January 20, 2017 in Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Stories

I guest posted today with the Lead Change Group, whose vision and mission are: Our Vision The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to encouraging and showcasing great ideas and helping leaders in their own professional growth. Mission We will encourage, energize and equip one another to leading change – in ourselves,[…] Keep reading →

A burpee app?

posted by Joshua on January 7, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs, Tips

My 2,192 Days of Burpees post and Inc. article got a lot of responses, including questions how to start from people who felt inspired by this free, zero-equipment, zero-cost, low-risk, healthy, and so on practice. One reader asked if I could recommend an app. I wrote back Glad to hear from you and that you’re[…] Keep reading →