Tikkun Olam “Repair the World”
Attended an annual Interfaith gathering held by @DublinCityInterfaithForum and got a henna tattoo!
All denominations were there to spread a similar message of faith, spirituality, and hope through participation in the universal calling of TIKKUN OLAM — Repair the World.
Positive thoughts produce positive results
ositive thoughts produce positive results. Your attitude plays a major role in the success you achieve throughout your life. ☺️
You can improve yours by
1) Recognizing your competence
2) Developing a strong sense of personal security or self-esteem
3) Being dedicated to the pursuit of your life’s dreams. ☺️
Maintaining a positive attitude takes guts, grit and gusto. You can do it!
Speaking about living life with “Guts, Grit and Gusto.”
At a women’s conference speaking about living life with “Guts, Grit and Gusto.” Age is just a number. We all get older, but we can choose how we want to age. What do you do to stay engaged and enjoy life regardless of what decade you’re in?
The importance of having a clear sense of purpose
Speaking at a women’s organization in Woodland Hills, CA. Talking about the importance of having a clear sense of purpose, which adds good years to your life. My mission is to speak about and share authentic stories about my life with others. What is your reason for being?
One Woman, Fearless Woman’s Summit
Excited to be speaking at One Woman, Fearless Woman’s Summit in Dublin Ireland!
How Travel Opens Up Your Life
Few people need to be persuaded to travel. But, for those who don’t feel the excitement that comes from exploring new places at home and abroad, they might be missing real opportunities to grow. I know, as a life-long traveler, it’s done wonders for me.
First, travel promotes sharper thinking. Everyone knows that to keep one’s mind sharp means to exercise it regularly. For this, many run out to get crossword puzzle and/or Sudoku books, play trivia games, or seek to learn a foreign language—all excellent ideas. Similarly, traveling as a hobby produces mind-enhancing experiences. Think about it—when you travel, so many things are new: the landscape, architecture, environment, culture, religion, food, currency and language—all calling to you to experience, explore and learn. By definition, traveling necessitates planning, attentiveness and self-sufficiency, which engage your mind.
Second, travel necessitates physical activity. Yes, there are ways to travel without increased exercise, but what’s the fun of that? When planning your trip, include some physical activity. For example, sign up for walking tours and bike rides, try water sports, fishing, hiking or just go venture out on your own by foot. This is the best kind of exercise because it’s masked in fun and discovery!
Third, travel relieves stress. Imagine that! Travel gives you the opportunity to move away from day-to-day activities and responsibilities and just relax.
Fourth, travel broadens your perspective. I saved this one for last because it’s the benefit that will have the greatest impact on your life. The one lesson I’ve learned from travel is that people don’t know when they’re living with narrow-minded points-of-view until they see evidence of conflicting perspectives. Invariably, travel brings this to light. The best part is that whether you agree with the new perspective or not, you’ve experienced it and can take it into consideration.
These are four benefits that should tempt you to plan your next trip. Whether it’s overseas or over to another town, take advantage of the benefits of leaving your comfort zone and go travel!
Trauma Informed Care Symposium
It was such an amazing pleasure and honor to speak at the 5th Annual Trauma Informed Care Symposium in Indianapolis on May 18th. The event was sponsored by the Indiana Department of Child Services for a group of 450 service providers from the IDCS, schools, probation officers, foster parents, guardian ad litems and other state agencies. What an inspiring group! I discussed overcoming trauma from the perspective of caring for oneself while caring for others.
While many of the topics explored at the symposium were heavy and disturbing – from domestic violence to human trafficking – I was deeply impressed by the intelligence and dedication of the professionals in the room. I also want to praise Ashley Kumbach (pictured here), who organized the symposium and took such good care of me.
“It was an excellent symposium and Dr. Miller did an excellent job. It was a pleasure to work with her. Dr. Miller was engaging, energetic and has a great story.”
Ashley A Krumbach, MSW, Family Case Manager Supervisor
Indiana Department of Child Services
Many thanks to Indiana Department of Child Services for the opportunity to share my story with all of these amazing people!