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How to develop your emotional intelligence

By Shira Miller | May 17, 2021 |

If you need a new car, you can go to a dealership or order one online. Want to stock your house with fresh produce? Then a trip to a local grocery store or farmer’s market is probably your best option. But if you are trying to develop something with greater depth, like build your emotional…

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How Journaling Can Help You Create a Better Life

By Shira Miller | April 27, 2021 |

What comes to mind when you hear the word “journaling?” Images of an elementary school girl recording which boys she thinks are cute and scoop on her BFFs in a book decorated with images of horses and rainbows? Full disclosure, that was me, except my diary was encased in thick pink plastic and had a…

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How to Overcome Self-Doubt

By Shira Miller | April 12, 2021 |

Many of us have experienced trust issues at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is caused by a parent who always forgot your soccer team playoffs after promising to attend or the high school frenemy that talked you into dumping your boyfriend, only to swoop him up for herself. It could stem from your…

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Why Helping Others Helps Yourself

By Shira Miller | April 6, 2021 |

I’m not the kind of person that can recite Bible verses from any testament, old or new. But something that has long resonated is the concept that it is better to give than receive. Personally, I think people tend to be better off when they do plenty of giving and receiving. But if we just…

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Get by With a Little Help from Your Friends

By Shira Miller | March 30, 2021 |

It’s hard for people to agree on certain things, like who should be deemed the greatest sports team of all time, or if peanut butter is enhanced or hindered by the addition of jelly. One topic that can inspire a lot of debate is which song from the Beatles catalogue is their best. While “Hey…

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How to Reinvent Yourself

By Shira Miller | March 8, 2021 |

I always enjoy a good reinvention story. Like Jessica Simpson, who is now better known for building a billion-dollar fashion company than her 1990’s pop star career, and Steve Harvey, who parlayed his career in comedy into an entertainment empire that includes television shows, books, speaking engagements and multiple businesses. Kudos to them both for…

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Why I Always Look for the Silver Lining

By Shira Miller | February 24, 2021 |

I wasn’t raised to be positive. But somehow, I became mostly optimistic at a young age. Maybe it came from reading lots of books where the plucky heroine always triumphs over adversity or seeing how a rag tag band of space rebels could blow up the Death Star and smack-down Darth Vader. Whatever the case,…

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To Sleep or To Exercise: That is the Question

By Shira Miller | February 23, 2021 |

Some competitions are legendary. Like when Mohammed Ali faced off against Joe Frazier in their famous Rumble in the Jungle match 50 years ago. That time pop stars Brandy and Monica dueled over a guy in their 1990’s hit “The Boy is Mine,” returning to recreate the magic in a popular Verzuz Instagram Live battle…

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Pursuing Personal Growth After Adversity

By Shira Miller | February 17, 2021 |

I’ve always dug songs about people who triumphed after facing hard times. Like disco hit “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor and “Fancy” by Reba McEntire. But one of my all-time favorites is Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Its uplifting lyrics about choosing yourself over a bad relationship are more than just catchy;…

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How to Unleash Your Inner Gumby

By Shira Miller | February 11, 2021 |

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…

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