6 Ways to Become More Authentically Positive

By Shira Miller | January 26, 2021 |

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…

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How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Shira Miller | January 17, 2021 |

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,…

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Why Getting Enough Sleep Makes You Smarter

By Shira Miller | January 11, 2021 |

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…

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How to Turn Failure Into a Gift

By Shira Miller | January 9, 2021 |

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…

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How to Become a Morning Person

By Shira Miller | January 7, 2021 |

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…

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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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