Let’s Meet Erica.
Erica spent four years of her childhood imprisoned in a Romanian Nazi-run camp in Mogilev, Ukraine. After the War, surviving starvation, degradation, and unspeakable atrocities, her family emigrated to Israel in 1949. There she pursued her education and served in the Israeli Air Force for two years, which was highly uncommon for women at that time. After coming to the United States in the late 1950s, Erica’s determination and discipline led her to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, while working and raising a family. Upon graduation, she established a chain of mental-health clinics in Southern California that she ran for 40 years. Today, she is an international best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and CEO of a highly successful real-estate business in Austin, TX.
A story of hardship, perseverance, and ultimate victory.
Erica was only seven years old when the Nazis forced her and her family into a holding camp in the Ukraine, where they remained for four harrowing years before being liberated. But their relief was short-lived. When they returned to their home they found it occupied by Russians. It wasn’t until the Miller family immigrated to Israel that Erica grabbed the chance to escape the horrors of oppression and begin a new life chapter.
In this book, Erica shares why rather than becoming bitter over what she witnessed as a child, she has chosen to live life with an optimistic spirit. She is determined to overcome any obstacle that dares to impede her path. Life according to Erica, incorporates lessons she learned along the way. She has 5 core beliefs, including the power of optimism and self-reliance.
The title of this book exemplifies Erica. She recognizes that aging 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. Many of those who adopt this attitude live happier and longer lives. Erica likes to call these people, herself included, the chronologically gifted.
You are going to be in for a treat! Why does she believe it’s important to live in the moment? Wait until you hear her stories about guts, grit, and gusto! I would venture to say, just trying to catch up with her would be a challenge for most of us!
“Live life today. The past is gone. The future might never be.”
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