Posts Tagged ‘Fear’

#BlogElul 25: Change

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

I’m actually writing this post on the Friday, because I don’t write posts on Shabbat, and I have to go out and help run a service after Havdallah. So if you are wondering, this is a pre-written post. A change for me! (more…)

#BlogElul 2: Act

Monday, September 5th, 2016

#BlogElul Action is a very odd concept. We take action every day of our lives (at least, if we get out of bed), and yet it is something we often struggle with. Committing to a course of action can be both exhilarating and terrifying. (more…)

Talking About Commitment

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

woman's hand climbing mountainI met a guy at a networking meeting almost two years ago. As we chatted, he bemoaned the fact that he had trouble committing to regular physical activity. Without thinking much about it, I offered to have him text me every time he took a walk. (more…)

Why I Don’t Sell Nail Wraps or Scented Candles or …

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
#SheetMusicJN #nailart from Jamberry Nails Easy Affordable Beautiful Nail Polish Alternative

Easy Affordable Beautiful Nail Polish Alternative by Noel Giger, on Flickr

I have lots of friends who sell things like nail wraps or scented candles or jewelry or skin care products that claim to make you look younger. Heck, I myself still love BlackBox Cosmetics products, but I don’t actively sell them anymore. So, why don’t I sell those things? (more…)

All Things are Possible – Susan Sly on Triumphing over Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
The Inimitable Susan Sly

The Inimitable Susan Sly

The other day, my friend sent me an interview with a woman named Susan Sly. I loved it, and I hope you will, too. (more…)


Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Fear - Graffiti

Fear – Graffiti by Jimee, Jackie, Tom & Asha, on Flickr

There’s a conversation going on on Twitter under the hashtag #yesallwomen. It consists mostly of women talking about the little precautions we take everyday, almost without thinking, to avoid male violence. (more…)

Fear and Inevitability

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

A screencast of my latest newsletter

A screencast of my latest newsletter

You may have been steadfastly ignoring my newsletter sign-up form here to the right, but I really think my latest one was particularly good. Have a look (click on the picture) and see what you think. If you like it, sign up!

#BlogElul 23 – Love

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


We’ve been talking about change, about daring, and by extension about fear. What is the opposite of fear? To quote the great Steven Pressfield, the opposite of fear is love. (more…)