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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Michal Oshman, a successful executive at Tik Tok, shares how she suffered from anxiety and how that brought her to study Chassidut, observe mitzvot and write her best-selling book full of Jewish wisdom, What Would You Do If Your Weren't Afraid?
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Soul, Chassidism, Stress; Anxiety

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Leah September 12, 2021

I have finished reading the book.
It really has almost nothing to do with it's title.
Some people quoted in the book are not those I personally would choose to quote or learn from, lol.
The author is very honest and cute and offers up many good points and Torah wisdom yes. But i felt it contained more parenting advice than courage building and I did not agree with all of it.
There is a lot more that can be said, actually about why this book is not able to offer me the help I was hoping it would. But it's okay. I will not. Reply

Fiona Isabelle Stuart Victoria August 20, 2021

I can so relate to almost everything she is saying. Thank you Michal so much for sharing this story and giving us hope! Reply

Leah July 23, 2021

Michal is very cute. I bought the book.
Everyone's situation is different of course.
Mostly people just need people. Sadly, nowadays there is a lot of just isolation. Even if I wanted to connect, I'm quite sure I couldn't. I'd love to make positive changes, but sometimes we are just stuck in our situations and can have worse anxiety than what you've described, also no job, no career, no prospects and limiting - very limiting, if not toxic relationships. So, yeah. Reply

Meira July 22, 2021

I would love to see the letter that you quoted (at about 33:50) relating anxiety to a more sensitive soul. Where can I find that letter?
Thank you. Reply

MK Nyc July 21, 2021

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There’s a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Ffrom lyrics of Anthem by Leonard Cohen introduced to me by Rabbi New the sheliach of Atlanta Reply

joel July 18, 2021

When there is no one, we will find some one.
Where the path is dark, our minds can see.
Fear and terror keeps me from stumbling over a cliff, when I cannot fathom what's in front of me.
But everyone will take the plunge; light, or no light!
The clothes I wear, the makeup I don, the plucking and the primping, the accoutrements, the possessions, only hide my true fear. Reply

Chaya S July 17, 2021

Can please give me the source of the Rebbe's letter that you quoted about anxiety? Reply

Anonymous Victoria August 20, 2021
in response to Chaya S:

Yes, please Reply

Rabbi Z. June 8, 2021

Thank for Sharing - Very Inspiring Reply

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