Want to Super Charge Your Career and Well-Being? Sleep on It!

By Shira Miller | November 2, 2022 |

There used to be a set playbook for getting ahead in your career. Work a lot of hours, anticipate what your boss needs before they ask for it and constantly be hustling for more opportunities, promotions, and recognition. But as things have shifted in our culture, and employee well-being and engagement is more important than…

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How to Maintain Your Well-Being During Business Trips

By Shira Miller | October 25, 2022 |

Remember “The Twilight Zone,” the classic TV show that featured unforgettable stories with a twist? One of my favorite parts of the original series was host Rod Serling’s opening monologue, where he described the Twilight Zone as “a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light…

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Improve Employee Engagement by Becoming an Inclusive Leader

By Shira Miller | October 11, 2022 |

For us corporate types, employee engagement was a hot topic way before the pandemic. But between the Great Resignation, where millions of people left their jobs, to continued concerns about “quiet quitting,” creating positive places to work has become more critical than ever before. Something that can help all employees feel connected, motivated and seen…

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3 Ways to Heighten Your Creative Expression

By Shira Miller | September 28, 2022 |

Athens, Greece is a city of expression. I am grateful to have the opportunity to visit this beautiful place for the first time, and something that has captivated me as much as the Acropolis is the way residents express themselves – through vivid graffiti, art commissioned on the side of buildings and quick spray-painted messages…

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How to Maintain Your Positive Trajectory

By Shira Miller | September 8, 2022 |

Hindsight is an amazing thing. In the moment, you may have no idea your life is about to change in a big way. Sure, there can be some signs. Perhaps a shift in your core beliefs, a new opportunity appears, or you decide to take a step forward in a direction that has always seemed…

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Why You Should Focus on What You Do Have, Instead of What You Don’t

By Shira Miller | August 25, 2022 |

Count your blessings. Look for the silver lining. See that glass as half-full instead of half-empty. We have all heard the importance of focusing on what you do have in life, instead of what you don’t. While it may be easy to dismiss these sayings as merely fuel for countless memes, posters, and inspirational cards,…

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Why Chris Rock doesn’t have to accept Will Smith’s video apology (but why Smith had to make it)

By Shira Miller | August 10, 2022 |

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, that act of aggression was jarring for many reasons. In no way should Rock’s tepid joke – or that of any comedian making a globally televised performance – merit that kind of unprofessional, outsized reaction. It disrupted what was a solid awards event and drew…

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How to Lead with Love

By Shira Miller | July 26, 2022 |

When Jo Ann Herold first donned the McDonald’s Hamburglar costume as a part-time store area representative at age 16 to entertain kids at their birthday parties, it seemed like a fun way to make extra money. She couldn’t have dreamed that first foray into foodservice would lead to a remarkable career as the chief marketing…

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How Giving Back Can Transform Your Life

By Shira Miller | July 7, 2022 |

Did you know that altruism, stemming from a deep, genuine desire to help people and the community, is good for your well-being? Volunteering your time and participating in acts of kindness bolsters your mental health; feeling more socially connected prevents loneliness and depression. It can also improve your physical wellness. A 2013 study out of…

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How to Crush Your Summer

By Shira Miller | June 23, 2022 |

Summer has long been idealized in pop culture. That’s when Sandy Olsson met Danny Zucko on vacation, setting the stage for a seemingly mismatched romance in the movie Grease. Countless songs from artists like Alice Cooper, Bananarama, Lana Del Rey and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince extolled the virtues, excitement, or heartbreak of…

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