Authentic Conversations
of Guts, Grit, and Gusto

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Authentic Conversations

of Guts, Grit, and Gusto

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Inspirational SPEAKER & international best-selling author

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. Erica Miller is a multi-faceted, dynamic speaker and author with a long history of “telling it like it is.” A Holocaust survivor, entrepreneur, world traveler and international best-selling author, she captivates audiences with her colorful stories, passion for life and undeniable spark. The outcome is a truly unforgettable encounter, full of life lessons, wisdom and empowering insights that give audiences of all ages a unique look at how to overcome life’s challenges with strength, courage and the spirit to make a difference.

Speaking Topics

The Audacity of Aging With Gusto!

Dr. Miller is a natural spokesperson for positivity, vitality and longevity. She offers practical advice for healthy living to age 123..

Guts, Grit, and Gusto

Dr. Miller believes throughout our lives we are on a journey of continuous evolvement. She inspires audiences with her belief about the importance of having a vision and turning that vision into reality.

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Do It!

Dr. Erica Miller shares her unique philosophy that inspires people to abandon the limitations expressed by nay-sayers and proactively pursue the lives they desire.

Living Fearlessly: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Dr. Miller provides a bold and gripping account of her four years in a Nazi holding camp. Through her no-holds-barred story of bravery and survival, audiences learn how to develop survival strategies and live life fearlessly.

Be Captivated…

In front of an audience, Dr. Miller shines because she speaks her mind. She connects with audiences of all types and ages as she delivers meaningful and relevant information with an irreverent, whimsical, and spontaneous style. ‘Little and mighty’ as her license plate reads, her dynamic approach and matchless optimism energize the entire room.

Speaking Topics

Living Fearlessly: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Dr. Miller provides a bold and gripping account of her four years in a Nazi holding camp. Through her no-holds-barred story of bravery and survival, audiences learn how to develop survival strategies and live life fearlessly.

Guts, Grit, and Gusto: Finding Your Strength

Dr. Miller believes throughout our lives we are on a journey of continuous evolvement. She inspires audiences with her belief about the importance of having a vision and turning that vision into reality.

The Audacity of Aging With Gusto!

Dr. Miller is a natural spokesperson for positivity, vitality and longevity. She offers practical advice for healthy living to age 123..

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Do It!

Dr. Erica Miller shares her unique philosophy that inspires people to abandon the limitations expressed by nay-sayers and proactively pursue the lives they desire.

Be Captivated…

In front of an audience, Dr. Miller shines because she speaks her mind. She connects with audiences of all types and ages as she delivers meaningful and relevant information with an irreverent, whimsical, and spontaneous style. ‘Little and mighty’ as her license plate reads, her dynamic approach and matchless optimism energize the entire room.

Books By Dr. Erica Miller

Authentic Conversations of Guts, Grit, and Gusto

Chronologically Gifted:
Aging With Gusto

Dr. Erica Miller recognizes that growing old is not an option, but she’s learned that it’s entirely possible to face the aging process with a healthy mixture of acceptance and enthusiasm. Often those adopting this attitude live happier, longer lives.
Dr. Miller calls these people, herself included, the chronologically gifted.

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Do It:
Living Audaciously in the
Here and Now

Holocaust survivor and accomplished mental health professional, Dr. Erica Miller, shares her five core beliefs she acquired throughout her life. 
Dr. Miller has led a colorful, amazing life, and this book offers an engaging combination of her personal recollections and self-help guidance.

The Dr. Erica Miller Story:
From Trauma to Triumph

Dr. Erica Miller, having survived four years in a Nazi holding camp during WW II, tells a no-holds-barred story of bravery and human cruelty that is both riveting and inspirational. Facing obstacles that would daunt most of us, she inspires readers with her perseverance and her unprecedented life accomplishments.

Many people experience challenges in life, but I have never met a more inspiring, fearless woman than Dr. Erica Miller.

 

MARY ANN HALPIN

Founder and CEO, Fearless Women Global

We have witnessed tragedies of immense proportion on a regular basis. However, we have also seen the power of the human spirit at its greatest. Dr. Erica Miller’s story is a strong example of how truly powerful the human spirit can be when put to the test.

 

REBECCA AND DR. PETER GROSSMAN

Grossman Burn Centers and Foundation

Dr. Erica Miller is such an engaging and inspirational speaker. Only she can deliver such an authentic perspective of history, trauma and living beyond the Holocaust from both a clinical and personal perspective. She had us all laughing and crying!

 

RENEE HANSON MALONE

Director of Development, Austin Child Guidance Center

Erica Miller’s “The Dr. Erica Miller Story: From Trauma to Triumph” is a brave and riveting book about the horror of surviving the Holocaust. She turned her darkness into hope and light. A must-read for anyone curious about the power that rose from Hitler’s ashes.

 

IRIS KRASNOW

Bestselling Author, “Surrendering to Marriage” and “Surrendering to Motherhood”

Authentic Conversations

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How to Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life

How to Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life

Scientific studies have proven people can live about seven years longer if they refuse to “buy in” to the common misconception that tells them that getting older has to mean life is over. According to research conducted by Becca Levy at Yale University’s School for Public Health, a pervasive (even subconscious) negative stereotype regarding aging has a demonstrable effect on long-term health outcomes. In the study, participants, all 50 and older, were separated into two groups. One group was exposed to subliminal, positive messages about aging, while the other group was not. The results were incredible: participants in the second group—people who were otherwise equal on health, educational and socioeconomic factors—showed greater declines in a variety of areas than their peers who were in the first group. These declines were evident in physiological symptoms, like shakier hands and poorer memory retention, higher rates of cardiac disease and more difficulty recovering from disability. There were also behavioral symptoms such as a greater propensity for unhealthy eating, a more sedentary lifestyle and an unwillingness to follow dosage instructions for age-related prescription medications. The net result? A median difference in survival rate of 7.5 years. That’s staggering!

Aging disruption
So how can we extend our lives? Tune out the negative. Focus on the positive. Instead of using the word “old,” substitute “wise,” “mature,” “seasoned” and “experienced.” Think about it: in most cultures, elders are typically revered for their accumulation of knowledge and experience. Even those who haven’t accomplished much of special merit exhibit a time-tested combination of cultivated skills and experiential wisdom that rightly inspires humility in younger people (who do well to capitalize on their insights). So, almost by default, age demands more than a modicum of respect.

With the right information and mindset, people can learn how to approach one’s later years with optimism and determination, recognizing that no one ever has to lose their cultural edge. After all, people are living longer, healthier lives every day, all over the world. A huge part of why aging seems to come upon people suddenly and overwhelmingly is because people don’t take the steps early on that will give them the best possible chance of living long, healthy and meaningful lives.

Consider the aging process with a healthy mixture of acceptance and enthusiasm. This mind shift leads people to live meaningful (and often longer) lives. Known as the chronologically gifted, these people regard their age as a gift, the seal of a lifelong journey for which they are profoundly grateful. It’s a journey that began at birth and one they hope to continue through a personal legacy that immortalizes them in the memories of others. Facing their own mortality, the chronologically gifted are determined to live with significance, passion, and purpose in the here and now.

References:
https://news.yale.edu/2002/07/29/thinking-positively-about-aging-extends-life-more-exercise-and-not-smoking
https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-832261.pdf

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Have You Created Your Legacy?

Have You Created Your Legacy?

What exactly is a legacy? It’s your story that communicates how you want to be remembered. It covers your life’s events, your contributions to family and society, your ideas, advice and wisdom accumulated over a lifetime that you want to be a “forever” memory for people… not only friends and family members but for others who can benefit from your story as well. For many, leaving a legacy is a part of the human condition, a desire for immortality. When crafting your legacy, here are three questions to answer: How do I want to be remembered? What is the greatest gift or message I have to share with others? How can others benefit from what I share? Remember, legacy is about what matters most. It’s about life lessons and how to overcome loss, disappointment, tragedy and trauma. It’s about inspiring others by providing hope, encouragement, and gratitude for a life well-lived. Create and share your legacy. You can do it!

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How to Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life

How to Live a Longer and More Fulfilling Life

Scientific studies have proven people can live about seven years longer if they refuse to “buy in” to the common misconception that tells them that getting older has to mean life is over. According to research conducted by Becca Levy at Yale University’s School for Public Health, a pervasive (even subconscious) negative stereotype regarding aging has a demonstrable effect on long-term health outcomes. In the study, participants, all 50 and older, were separated into two groups. One group was exposed to subliminal, positive messages about aging, while the other group was not. The results were incredible: participants in the second group—people who were otherwise equal on health, educational and socioeconomic factors—showed greater declines in a variety of areas than their peers who were in the first group. These declines were evident in physiological symptoms, like shakier hands and poorer memory retention, higher rates of cardiac disease and more difficulty recovering from disability. There were also behavioral symptoms such as a greater propensity for unhealthy eating, a more sedentary lifestyle and an unwillingness to follow dosage instructions for age-related prescription medications. The net result? A median difference in survival rate of 7.5 years. That’s staggering!

Aging disruption
So how can we extend our lives? Tune out the negative. Focus on the positive. Instead of using the word “old,” substitute “wise,” “mature,” “seasoned” and “experienced.” Think about it: in most cultures, elders are typically revered for their accumulation of knowledge and experience. Even those who haven’t accomplished much of special merit exhibit a time-tested combination of cultivated skills and experiential wisdom that rightly inspires humility in younger people (who do well to capitalize on their insights). So, almost by default, age demands more than a modicum of respect.

With the right information and mindset, people can learn how to approach one’s later years with optimism and determination, recognizing that no one ever has to lose their cultural edge. After all, people are living longer, healthier lives every day, all over the world. A huge part of why aging seems to come upon people suddenly and overwhelmingly is because people don’t take the steps early on that will give them the best possible chance of living long, healthy and meaningful lives.

Consider the aging process with a healthy mixture of acceptance and enthusiasm. This mind shift leads people to live meaningful (and often longer) lives. Known as the chronologically gifted, these people regard their age as a gift, the seal of a lifelong journey for which they are profoundly grateful. It’s a journey that began at birth and one they hope to continue through a personal legacy that immortalizes them in the memories of others. Facing their own mortality, the chronologically gifted are determined to live with significance, passion, and purpose in the here and now.

References:
https://news.yale.edu/2002/07/29/thinking-positively-about-aging-extends-life-more-exercise-and-not-smoking
https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-832261.pdf