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Dan Millman
Born (1946-02-22) February 22, 1946 (age 68)
Residence San Rafael, California
Occupation Author, speaker
Spouse(s) Joy Millman
Children 3 daughters
Website
peacefulwarrior.com

Daniel Jay Millman (born February 22, 1946) is an American author and lecturer in the self-help field.

Early life[edit]

Millman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Herman and Vivian Millman (both deceased), and has an older sister Diane. Much of his early life included active pursuits such as modern dance, martial arts, and then trampoline, tumbling, and gymnastics. During his senior year at John Marshall High School (Los Angeles), Millman won the United States Gymnastics Federation (USGF) national title on the trampoline and was voted Senior Athlete of the Year. While a freshman at U.C. Berkeley, he won the 1964 Trampoline World Championships in London. While attending U.C. Berkeley, he earned All-American honors and won an NCAA Championships on vaulting (1964) and a USGF championship in floor exercise (1966). He represented the United States in the 1966 Maccabiah Games, winning four gold medals in gymnastics.[1] He was voted Senior U.C. Berkeley Athlete of the Year, graduating with a B.A. degree in Psychology in 1968.

Career[edit]

In 1968, Millman served as director of gymnastics at Stanford University, where he coached U.S. Olympian Steve Hug and brought the Stanford team to national prominence. During Millman's tenure at Stanford, he trained in Aikido, eventually earning a shodan (black belt) ranking, and studied T'ai chi (Taiji) and other martial arts.

In 1972, Millman joined the faculty at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio as an assistant professor of physical education. At Oberlin, on a travel-research grant from the college, Millman traveled to San Francisco, where he completed the Arica 40-Day Intensive Training, then to Hawaii, India, and Hong Kong, where he practiced various disciplines including yoga and martial arts.

In 1985, Millman began to produce audio and video programs, and to present seminars and professional keynotes.[2] Due to the varied topics of his books, his work is difficult to label, but is generally connected to the human potential movement.[3]

In 2006, his first book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, was adapted to a film, "Peaceful Warrior," with Nick Nolte, distributed by Lionsgate Films and released by Universal Pictures in 2007.[4]

In addition to his books and speaking engagements, Millman attempts to connect with devoted readers and admirers through a series of quarterly newsletters published and distributed by his San Rafael company, Peaceful Warrior Services.

Personal life[edit]

Dan Millman and his wife Joy live in Northern California. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons.

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ usghof.org U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Dan Millman - Brief bio and motivational speaking topics Big Speak.
  3. ^ Dan Millman - World Champion West View Trampoline Community.
  4. ^ "Peaceful Warrior" at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Works by Dan Millman available through his website

External links[edit]

Interviews

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Dan Millman at TEDxBerkeley

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Dan Millman: The Four Purposes of Life

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Dan Millman: Being Peaceful AND Living Life Fully.

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Dan Millman on The Four Purposes of Life

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Dan Millman The Life You Were Born to Live: A guide to finding your life purpose

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Peaceful Warrior Way - Dan Millman part 1

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Interview with Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman | The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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Inteligencia Espiritual - Dan Millman AUDIOLIBRO (Parte 1)

Audiolibro del libro ''Inteligencia Espiritual'' de Dan Millman.

Dan Millman: La vie entre mystère et sens

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"Way of the Peaceful Warrior" | Dan Millman on Glenn Beck Program

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Community College Campus News
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:06:32 -0800

Several years ago when he started writing it his friend Doug Childers, who co-authored books with best-selling author Dan Millman, convinced him to put it together. “I was reluctant because I knew of all of the resistance I would face. Just bringing it ...
 
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:48:45 -0800

How I Create: Q&A With Authors Dan Millman & Sierra Prasada I'm honored to feature both Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada for this month's “How I Create” series. Millman and Prasada are the authors of the new book The Creative Compass: Writing Your ...
 
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:37:45 -0700

Dan Millman, well known for his book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, has teamed up with his daughter, journalist Sierra Prasada, for this new book on writing, creativity, and publication. They include their personal journeys as well as tips and guidelines ...
 
I Love Chile News
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:37:33 -0700

Furthermore, the Chilean gymnast highlighted that it was a great honor for him to share his experiences along with Dan Millman, who happens to be one of his role models in life. “It is very special for me to share this moment with Dan, who is my all ...
 
Care2.com
Wed, 30 May 2012 14:06:46 -0700

Author Stanislaw J. Lec once said, “I wanted to tell the world just one word — but, unable to do that, I became a writer. And writer Isaac Asimov confessed, “If I knew that I had only six minutes to live . . . I'd type a little faster.” For thirty ...

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Eticamente.net
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:38:15 -0700

Dan Millman è uno scrittore molto famoso in tutto il mondo. Ha scritto dei saggi molto apprezzati che hanno cambiato il modo di vivere di molte persone. I suoi, infatti, non sono solo romanzi ma veri e propri insegnamenti di vita. Il suo libro più ...

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Puis, quelqu'un m'a offert, il y a de cela plusieurs années maintenant, un livre qui a changé ma façon de voir et de vivre ma vie: Le Guerrier Pacifique, de Dan Millman. Roman moyen, littérature simpliste, il y a, dans la forme de ce roman, peu de ...
 
I Love Chile News
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:51:18 -0700

Successful athlete Dan Millman, author of the successful book “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior” will visit Chile to give a workshop on motivation and success. Among his biggest followers is Chilean Olympian Tomás González. SANTIAGO — Millman will give ...
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