Author Archive | Leah Fisch

The Procrastination Protector

Hillary Rettig is a procrastination expert who writes and speaks about it frequently. Years ago I attended a talk where she said, “People procrastinate because they want to avoid the same failure they’ve had in the past.” It struck me, and I never forgot it- the compassionate view on procrastination appealed to me. We avoid things that make us feel bad– procrastination in that case, or in the case of something we are scared of, […]

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The Erotic Freedom of Decluttering

As a 25 year-old who had traveled internationally a fair amount on her own, I considered myself rather worldly. When I began this work of organizing and decluttering, I entered into a whole new world- the interior one of the mind, that was new and much more textured and intricate than international travel. To me the process of organizing and decluttering was straightforward- things weren’t the way people wanted them to be. They needed a […]

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What do Passover, Productivity, and Joumor Have In Common?

One word. FREEDOM. Passover is the biblical story of the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt, wandering in the desert for 40 years, and finally arriving in the land of Israel after all sorts of wacky miracles occur. It’s a dramatic tale with lots of gore and nailbiting adventures….What I like about Passover are the rich metaphors, and aside from the storytelling and the enormous annual feast laden with tradition, each year I […]

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I planked my way into my jeans, thank you

“I planked my way into my jeans, thank you.” This was the email I received from my 78-year-old mother, Sue Fisch. Last year we made a commitment to lose 6 pounds-I lost 7, she lost 11. But still her favorite pair of jeans wouldn’t close. I was concerned that she wanted to lose 5 more pounds for those jeans. “Ma, you have no fat left on your body!” “Ohhhh yes I do,” she’d say, grabbing […]

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Why You Don’t Need a Vacation to Boost Your Energy

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Michael Korda One of the greatest hindrances to success is our own minds. People talk about procrastination, but as Hillary Rettig, procrastination expert, points out, the main reason people procrastinate is because they believe there is no point- that whatever the thing is will fail. I’ve seen some other reasons as well- fear being a big one (many of my clients procrastinate on getting mammograms […]

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Attention Female Entrepreneurs: These 15 Mistakes Are Guaranteed to Ruin Your Life and Probably Make You Fat

Mistake #1: Isolate and try to do everything yourself “Try,” as in, don’t even try, because you can’t. It just isn’t possible to do everything yourself. Isolation isn’t good for anyone, but generally speaking, it bums women out faster than men. “Psychobiologists…have proved that long-lasting loneliness not only makes you sick; it can kill you.” That’s the last place you want to be to create productivity in your work or your life- bummed out, sick or […]

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