Skip to content

Posts by Shira Miller

4 Ways to Practice Self-Forgiveness

Like patience, wearing sunscreen or always switching lights off before leaving a room, forgiveness is considered a virtue. However, that does not mean it comes naturally for many of us.  Being wronged in some way, intentionally or not, can get you stuck in a really negative place. — Published on February 16, 2021 https://thriveglobal.com/stories/waiting-doesnt-have-to-be-the-hardest-part/

Read More

How to Unleash Your Inner Gumby

Since he was first introduced in the 1950’s television classic Howdy Doody, pop culture icon Gumby has certainly got his groove on. The limber green Claymation character, accompanied by trusty talking red pony sidekick Pokey, scored two television shows and a full-length feature movie. Eddie Murphy parodied him as a high-maintenance Groucho Marx-type celebrity on…

Read More

4 Ways to Grow Your Self-Awareness

Some things will help you go far in life. Like saying “thank you” and “please” with regularity. Getting a good education and leveraging it with a great work ethic. Creating good karma by letting cars merge in front of you when traffic is jacked up. And right there, at the top of the list, is…

Read More

6 Ways to Become More Authentically Positive

Even during a pandemic, you can overcome a negativity bias Aren’t you delighted when things turn out to be easier than expected? Like when you can suddenly see the best way to crush an intimidating project at work, find your way to a new destination even when GPS backfires or figure out how to accurately…

Read More

How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

When the world gets chaotic, it is natural to want to burrow into your comfort zone, that place or situation where things feel comfortable, easy, and there is no testing of your abilities or beliefs. In elementary school, the physical manifestation of my comfort zone actually had a name — “Yangie.” It was a pink,…

Read More

Why Getting Enough Sleep Makes You Smarter

I used to think sleep was for wimps. After all, being an insomniac throughout my teens, twenties and up until my early thirties meant I had more time for socializing, reading and getting things done. Until the day that attitude came back to kick me in the butt. I stayed up late arguing with the…

Read More

How to Turn Failure Into a Gift

Recent times have made a couple of things feel commonplace, like Zoom Happy Hours, contactless food delivery, and expressing feelings of any sort via Tik Tok dance routines. And wherever you live, what your background might be, or whatever you do, one experience shared by so many was a sense of failure. Yup, there it…

Read More

How to Become a Morning Person

Some things are predestined. Like how DNA ensures you get brown eyes from your mom and your dad’s double-chin. Or, barring the interference of a doomsday-sized asteroid, that ocean tides will be impacted by the moon’s gravitational pull. But one thing that isn’t set in stone is becoming a morning person. Even if you don’t…

Read More

How to Make Self-Care a Top Priority

There are a number of things that don’t make sense to me. Like calculus, the appeal of mayonnaise-based products and why the never-ending budget deficit seems to be expanding like a black hole in outer space. A real head scratcher, though, is why some people believe focusing on self-care is selfish, especially during tumultuous times.…

Read More

Improve Your Fitness by Changing Your Mindset

Making plans for a killer new workout routine or nutrition practice for the new year that will transform your fitness for good? No matter how much time you spend researching different habits, one thing will make or break the achievement of those goals — your mindset. If you truly think and believe that a goal…

Read More