The victims were partners in self-help venture called “Why Not Now,” according to their website. The site describes Littig as a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and personal life coach, and Rosen as a life coach, speaker and consultant.
Rosen also was the host of “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a once-a-month, hour-long show on the left-leaning WBAI. She was often joined in the Manhattan studio by Littig.
The pair’s breezy banter about life’s lessons is on display in YouTube postings of the broadcasts. In one, they mull a famous quote, “Do one thing every day that scares you,” attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.
“People get scared to make changes and step outside of that comfort zone, right, John?” she says.
“Stepping outside your comfort zone is very important. Or alternatively you can start to get comfortable with change,” he responds.
“Yeah! I like that!” she says. “That’s great.”
And while pondering Albert Einstein’s observation, “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” Littig espouses the virtues of acting on impulse.
“Intuition, impulse are extraordinarily important things in life,” he says. “You will not be well-served if the impulse is shut down or you think about everything too much. Sometimes you just do it.”