Posts by Shira Miller

The Relationship That Taught Me to Prioritize Myself

The Relationship That Taught Me to Prioritize Myself

Some television characters inspire hordes of adoring fans, like Olivia Pope from Scandal, Rachel Greene from Friends, or Midge Maisel from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. My all-time favorite is Leslie Knope from Parks & Recreation. She’s the creator of Galentine’s Day for her BFFs, and is a community volunteer extraordinaire — an earnest, adorkable county…

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Letting Go of a Dream: Guest on Life Through Transitions

Letting Go of a Dream- Guest on Life Through Transitions

 The last recession killed a lot of small businesses, including my own PR firm. But once I let go of that dream and dealt with the loss, I found greater happiness with my current blend of a corporate career, writing about well-being at work and a purpose-driven life. Listen to my conversation about my…

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4 Steps for Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

4 Steps for Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Superstar television producer Shonda Rhimes wrote a terrific book called Year of Yes, which details how saying yes to opportunities and invitations transformed her life. Over the past few years, I’ve found myself on the opposite trajectory with similar positive results — learning how to say no at work and create healthy boundaries has done…

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Five Ways to Make Exercise a Top Priority

Five Ways to Make Exercise a Top Priority

Once a week, I unleash my inner Beyoncé. The setting isn’t a stadium tour, awards show or the red carpet at the Met Gala – my venue is a high intensity indoor cycling class called AMP. It’s like a dance party on a spin bike, complete with killer music, strobe lights and coordinated upper body…

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3 Ways That Slowing Down Can Actually Help You Get More Done

3 Ways That Slowing Down Can Actually Help You Get More Done

Perhaps it was watching the Road Runner blast around at a lightning pace in Bugs Bunny cartoons as a kid, or marveling over the impressive feats of athletes known for speed, like track and field star Florence Griffith Joyner or soccer legend Mia Hamm. Whatever the case, I developed a deep-seated belief early on that…

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Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

During this time of year, people start to really reflect on their “why” – their reason for being, core beliefs, purpose and more. Whether you are happy as a clam in your current position or itching to do something else, pausing to get clear about the motivating factors driving your profession and life overall can…

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Say goodbye to create the space for hello

3 Ways That Slowing Down Can Actually Help You Get More Done

For me, moving has always been a bittersweet experience. There’s the excitement that comes from planning how to decorate a new living space. The frustration of trying to cram all the kitchen accessories into three cardboard boxes – yes, even the barely-used garlic press and lemon juicer – when geometry has never been my forte.…

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Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

Ever work in a place where December was jam-packed with festivities – home-baked goodies in the breakroom, pot-luck lunches, nice group dinners and perhaps a blow-out party if this has been an especially good year. But then when January comes around, it’s all business, all the time again? If you truly want to engage employees,…

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4 Ways to Embrace “Being” in a Doing-Based World

4 Ways to Embrace “Being” in a Doing-Based World

Forget having a fancy car, nice house or some major bling. These days, being perceived as busy has become a badge of honor. According to the authors of “Conspicuous Consumption of Time: When Busyness and Lack of Leisure Time Become a Status Symbol,” an article published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of…

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