Jul 14, 2022
HOW TO DO NOTHING with JESSIE KANZER
“The Tao is simple… It is our human nature, I think, to complicate things where they need not be complicated.” – Jessie Kanzer
Does life seem more hectic than it was even before the pandemic?
Today we talk with Jessie Asya Kanzer, whose story begins as an child refugee from the Soviet Union seeking asylum in the US with her family. A descendant of Holocaust survivors living in a communal apartment with four households, one toilet, and a rickety old bathtub in the middle of the kitchen -- her family finally made it to Brooklyn in 1989.
As an 8-year-old refugee who only spoke Russian, Jessie (or “Asya” then) yearned to fit in. She changed her name and much about herself. She experienced depression, bulimia, anxiety and lost herself pursuing the American Dream.
Until she stopped.
In Tao Te Ching she rediscovered herself, found her innate power, and she learned to chill. Her book, “Don’t Just Sit There, DO NOTHING”, will help you do the same.
Listen in to hear about Jessie’s struggles and triumphs through the lens of the 6th century philosophy Tao Te Ching, which she calls “the world’s oldest self-help book”.
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