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Posts by Shira Miller

Four Ways to Gain a More Authentic Life

Ever feel like you are moving to the beat of someone else’s drum? Making decisions based on parental expectations, sticking with an unfulfilling career or relationship because it meets the “plan” you created for your life or conforming to societal guidelines when your true self would like to take center stage? Unfortunately, it happens all…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Happiness

In case you haven’t noticed, 2020 has been a really weird year. For starters, there’s the pandemic. Economic turmoil and massive job losses. Civil unrest. Systemic racism. Endless political shenanigans. We have run out of regular names for hurricanes, a squirrel in Colorado was diagnosed with the bubonic plaque and yeah, there is a slight…

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3 ways to tap into happy memories to deal with difficult times

The setting was September 2009 on a cloudy Saturday morning. I sat at the kitchen table in my brother’s home with my adorable four-year-old niece Emma, eating breakfast as she carefully filled out a coloring book page with vibrant crayons. “Aunt Shira, I like your boyfriend,” she suddenly proclaimed in a serious tone, her eyes…

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Yes, You Should Still Take a Vacation

Remember the “what I did over summer break” essay that was required when returning to elementary school each year? Even when my family couldn’t afford to travel, it felt good recounting all the stuff I did outside of the classroom – like riding my bicycle for miles around the streets of Columbia, South Carolina each…

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Leverage your childhood dreams to build a fulfilling career

As a kid, did you dream about playing professional sports, becoming a rock star, saving lives or boldly going where no one has gone before? The truth is that nearly 8 in 10 adults did not realize their childhood aspirations for one reason or another. However, you can still draw upon those feelings of excitement and…

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Inspiring Women Blog

“Shira is a powerful example of a woman who embodies the Lift & Be Uplifted mission through her efforts to help people claim the life they deserve by blending her corporate career with a purpose-driven life. ​In this Spotlight post, she reveals learning to own her voice when expressing challenging opinions to leading effectively in…

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How to find a silver lining in the most challenging times

You know that 1990’s Proclaimers song about walking 500 miles? Peter Larsen in Cologne, Germany puts them to shame. When the pandemic put his normal life on hold, he started embarking on socially distanced long walks way before dawn, logging in more than a million steps in a month. The Agile Coach for developers also…

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Coping with isolation? Turning to self-care can help a lot

Some people will follow their passions around the world. That’s what Suzanne Case did, when the global sports marketing expert moved to Sri Lanka in February 2020 with a dream to start a surfing and fitness retreat. — Published on May 8, 2020 https://thriveglobal.com/stories/coping-with-isolation-turning-to-self-care-can-help-a-lot/

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4 Ways to Thrive Throughout Social Distancing

Obsessed as I was with the notion of being an astronaut as a kid, one thing bothered me about it. Nope, it wasn’t the mysterious complexities of using the bathroom in outer space or even subsisting on freeze-dried foods. The notion of being alone, or perhaps confined in a small space with a handful of…

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