Category Archives: Habits

Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

on July 4, 2020 in Awareness, Freedom, Habits, Nature

I recently reread Frederick Douglass’s What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?, which he delivered on July 5, 1852—a celebrated condemnation of slavery by a man born a slave when it was legal in this country. You’ll do yourself a favor to read it if you haven’t recently. Here’s the passage where he turns the corner from praising the nation: I am not included within the pale of[…] Keep reading →

Kings of sidchas

on June 20, 2020 in Fitness, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

I knew my daily streaks of writing in my blog and doing burpees of nearly ten years were just starts. I like to find role models. I discovered sidcha streaks that dwarf mine, in fact that started before I was born. Two organizations—Streak Runners International and United States Running Streak Association—track people who have run at least a mile per day. Their slogan: “Through weather, injury, illness, and life events,[…] Keep reading →

Heroes of New York, episode 2: Doing meaningful things, a conversation on change

on June 16, 2020 in Audio, Habits, Nature

The Heroes of New York podcast host Anu Senan posted our second conversation. The show features people who show exemplary behavior in the epicenter of the epicenter. Listen to the episode. She liked the episode enough to invited me for a second episode. Here are the show notes: In this episode, Josh and I talk about change. There is only one way to fight climate change, pandemics and systemic racism.[…] Keep reading →

Habits create a lifestyle: Hear me on the Style Your Life podcast

on June 9, 2020 in Audio, Habits, SIDCHAs, Stories, Tips

Erin and Michelle host the Style Your Life podcast. They wanted to learn and share with their audience about habits, which are the foundation of a lifestyle. They can be if you choose. They led a conversation around habits and how to keep from quitting them. I talk and write a lot about habits and sidchas here. This conversation is a friendly, non-intense entry point. Few things improve a life[…] Keep reading →

The habit myths that lead you to quit

on June 6, 2020 in Habits

Over and over books and people advising how to bring habits to your life focus on the wrong place—the start. They talk about starting simple, looking for triggers, making it obvious, making it rewarding, and other things to start. While if you don’t start you can’t continue, plenty of people start. They don’t finish. They’ve ingrained these ideas so much that even people who attend my seminars miss the important[…] Keep reading →

An attendee’s stellar review of my webinar: Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down

on May 21, 2020 in Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

An attendee of my webinar, Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down, wrote how it affected her life already (spoiler: positively, beyond expectations, and in areas she had plateaued). Read her email below. Below the email I link to her writing. So you can experience the webinar too, here’s the video of it: Dear Josh,  Thank you so much for your email and for connecting with me further. In response to[…] Keep reading →

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 →

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