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How to Make Self-Care a Top Priority

By Shira Miller | January 4, 2021 |

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.…

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Improve Your Fitness by Changing Your Mindset

By Shira Miller | December 21, 2020 |

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…

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The Importance of Taking a Baseline

By Shira Miller | December 16, 2020 |

Sure, I was the debate team geek that won some speaking trophies growing up and have been lucky enough to score a few industry awards in my career. But for a really long time, one of my proudest accomplishments has been losing extra pounds and keeping them off. You know, being a good old-fashioned weight…

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How to stay connected during a socially distant holiday season

By Shira Miller | December 14, 2020 |

So, the holiday season is different this year. Fancy office holiday parties have been shelved. Bouncing around to spend Christmas with large groups of extended family members could trigger a super-spreader event. I just saw a funny Hanukkah meme with a dancing potato pancake that read “pass the latkes, not the Covid.” With case counts…

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5 Ways to Reach for More in Life

By Shira Miller | December 10, 2020 |

I am not a football fan. But when the story broke in November 2020 that Vanderbilt University student Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power 5 regular-season college football game, I cheered that milestone along with millions of others. Because until recently, society taught us that girls didn’t play football. However,…

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What your favorite holiday present says about you

By Shira Miller | December 10, 2020 |

During the holiday season, it is normal for gift-giving to occupy a chunk of mental space. News sites and social media influencers galore are constantly posting annual gift recommendations that are hard to ignore. On Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop site, you can find a retrofitted electric WV Bug automobile or an Hermès skateboard while Walmart is…

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How to gain more hope during hard times

By Shira Miller | December 9, 2020 |

Sure it was hard to find toilet paper, hand sanitizer or baker’s yeast throughout the pandemic. Looking for a new bicycle or major appliance? Bet you were out of luck. But for many individuals, the item in shortest supply over the past year has been what they needed the most — hope. While the Bureau…

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5 Ways to Shut Down Negative Self-Talk

By Shira Miller | December 8, 2020 |

From Mike Tyson to Shaq, some professional athletes have gained a reputation for excelling at using trash talk to psyche out an opponent as much as the sports they dominate. But you don’t have to possess super star status to be the target of supreme put-downs. If you had a classmate in elementary school make…

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Finding Greater Well-Being and Meaning During COVID-19

By Shira Miller | December 1, 2020 |

According to Trust for America’s Health, in 2020 the U.S. adult obesity ratestands at 42.4 percent. This represents an all-time high, with the national adult obesity rate increasing by 26 percent since 2008. It’s hard to beat those odds once obese and claim a healthier life. But Misty Boachie did. Her lifelong struggle with overeating…

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4 Ways to Have More Meaningful Conversations

By Shira Miller | December 1, 2020 |

Want to lift your spirits during these stressful times? Developing a mid-afternoon wine habit between Zoom meetings at work or consuming roughly the equivalent of your body weight in chocolate probably is not the best answer. Instead, engage in more meaningful conversations with others whenever possible. After all, science has shown that quality conversations increase…

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