Category Archives: Freedom

Habits aren’t my thing, despite what you might think

on May 20, 2020 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I want to clarify a point of confusion, probably my fault. Since I talk a lot about sidchas and habits, one could conclude that I focus on habits as a big part of my life. On the contrary, though I consider them important, they are less a big part of my life than they make worry and insecurity a small part of my life. For clients that come to me[…] Keep reading →

Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down

on May 5, 2020 in Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs, Stories

Here is the video from my webinar last week on life-changing habits during lock-down (and the rest of your life). Wondering if you should watch? Quoting attendees: “My boyfriend was an Olympic fencer and I texted him: this webinar is like  an insight into your brain. Now I see how you do everything and how you’re so productive.” “Holy cow, it’s so simple. It’s so true. I could immediately see[…] Keep reading →

Join my webinar THIS FRIDAY: Creating meaning, purpose, and structure under lock down (and the rest of your life)

on April 28, 2020 in Events, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

Reading in one of my online groups about people struggling to keep habits without external structure—something I think I can safely claim expertise in—I offered to share what I’ve found works in 150,000 burpees, etc. I made an interactive webinar out of my experience—my most comprehensive, useful compilation of a decade of experience creating structure, discipline, and mental freedom. Most relevant now, I did it at no cost, not needing[…] Keep reading →

Split infinitives

on April 11, 2020 in Freedom

This post is not about grammar. The first word of the title is a verb. When I was young, I was taught not to split infinitives, that “irregardless” was not a word, and other rules to follow. I planned to write this post about how I find splitting infinitives makes more sense. That is, “to boldly go” makes more sense to me than “boldly to go” or “to go boldly.”[…] Keep reading →

The Joshua Spodek Show

on March 28, 2020 in Art, Creativity, Freedom

Growing up in Philadelphia in the 70s meant Bruce Springsteen was a part of my life. I’ll always remember a fan in a promotional radio b-roll clip from one of the classic rock stations saying excitedly, definitively, “He’s the best, he’s Bruce. . . He’s the Boss!” One of the earliest albums I bought was Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. My high school girlfriend’s older brother saw every show of[…] Keep reading →

Protection from depression

on September 14, 2019 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I don’t know how long it takes time for depression to take root — that is, for someone feeling fine to feeling depressed. A quick web search didn’t show anything and I’m sure it differs from person to person. I imagine it rarely happens overnight. The reason I thought about it was a conversation with a friend about sidchas and my twice-daily burpee-based calisthenics. As he put it, motion creates[…] Keep reading →

Cold Showers Rock

on August 22, 2019 in Awareness, Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I write a lot about cold showers. They may sound crazy, but bear with me and you may find them more helpful than you could have imagined. After taking a few in Shanghai because the water took five minutes to warm up that I couldn’t stand wasting, in December of 2013, I took thirty days of cold showers. I can’t tell you how much the discipline, dedication, and so on[…] Keep reading →

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