Posts by Shira Miller

Three Ways to Become More Grateful

become more grateful

Your wellness routine might include exercise, sleep and good nutrition. But are you also getting a regular dose of gratitude, which has been proven to make you happier and healthier? One of the world’s leading experts on the science of gratitude, Psychology Professor Dr. Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, found that gratitude…

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Three Ways to Take Your Wellness Routine on the Road

Three Ways to Take Your Wellness Routine on the Road

During my commute home from work, I typically listen to audiobooks. One of the most memorable pieces of advice I’ve heard so far came from Jeff Haden’s book The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win – embrace the routine, not the goal. Instead of fixating on a number on a scale, earning…

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Crush work by taking more effective vacations

Crush work by taking more effective vacations

I have a confession to make – taking vacations used to make me feel guilty. Particularly as I was climbing the corporate ladder in my twenties and early thirties, and then running my own PR agency in the mid aughts. I hated the thought of missing important developments despite email and text connectivity, worried about…

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Make Wellness Mandatory for the C-Suite

Make Wellness Mandatory for the C-Suite

More than a third of S&P 500 firms have a mandatory retirement policy for their CEO’s. Senior leaders must acknowledge their organization’s code of ethics and most top executives sign non-compete and non-disclosure agreements as the normal course of business. Given the advantages of these policies, it makes sense to add one more, out-of-the-box caveat…

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Slaying the Energy Vampires

Slaying the Energy Vampires

Garlic, wooden stakes, fire, beheadings and sunlight…pop culture has taught us that those are the ways to kill vampires. But what happens if you meet the metaphorical kind – “energy vampires,” those toxic people who are sucking out your energy (instead of blood), taking you away from claiming the career and personal life you deserve?…

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Activate Your Full Potential by Becoming a Morning Person

Activate Your Full Potential by Becoming a Morning Person

More than 25 years ago, I chose to become a morning person. I was fifty pounds overweight at the time and decided to try exercise to feel better. Determined to eliminate excuses, I realized working out before heading to the office was going to be my best bet. It was painful setting the alarm clock…

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Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

Chances are good you’ve heard trash talk from an opponent at some point, whether it’s on a sports field, during a negotiation, a Board meeting or in a classroom. (The best ones growing up in South Carolina typically involved a “your momma is so ugly” introduction to a burning personal insult.) However, no matter what…

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