Authentic Conversations of Guts, Grit, and Gusto. That's Dr. Erica Miller's life motto.
And her life has been a dynamic one. Dr. Miller was born in Tshernovitz, Romania, and when she was seven, Erica and her family were among thousands of Jews herded into cattle cars and imprisoned in a Nazi holding camp in Mogilev, Ukraine. After four years of indescribable oppression and deprivation, Erica, her parents, and her sister were liberated by the Russians.
Her family emigrated to Israel in 1949, when she was 15. Erica attended high school at night while working during the day. Since education was not a priority at that time, receiving her high school diploma was an uncommon accomplishment. In 1970, Erica returned to school. Eight years later, she graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Today, in addition to public speaking, Dr. Miller oversees her family’s real estate business in Austin, Texas. She’s written three books, “The Dr. Erica Miller Story: From Trauma to Triumph,” “Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Do It: Living Audaciously in the Here and Now” and the international best-seller, “Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto!”
Dr. Miller has always considered herself a citizen of the world. She travels extensively and pushes the envelope everywhere she goes. In June 2018, she climbed to the 17,000 ft. base camp at Mt. Everest, and in August 2018, she skydived in New Zealand. Her international adventures with family and friends continue to demonstrate how her passion for life fuels her endless drive to achieve and live life to its fullest.
Today, our Erica is solo again, and talks with Dr. Miller about resiliency, living life to the fullest, and more in this optimistic and uplifting conversation.