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Dan Millman
Born (1946-02-22) February 22, 1946 (age 69)
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. In his early life he had an accident and fractured his leg.

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]

Millman has authored 17[4] books as of 2015 which together have been published in 29 languages and sold millions of copies world-wide.[5] 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.[6] Dan credits the inspiration for his first book to a gas station attendant he met who reminded him of Socrates and to whom he gave that name.[7]

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. ^ Sura Dahn (March 3, 2014). Interview with Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman — The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:15. Retrieved March 4, 2015. Dan is a best-selling author of 17 books. 
  5. ^ "About Dan Millman and his Work". Peaceful Warrior Services. 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2015. a former world champion athlete, Stanford University gymnastics coach, martial arts instructor, and Oberlin College professor — is author 16 books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior (released as a feature film by Universal Pictures in 2007). His books are published in 29 languages with millions of copies in print worldwide. Dan's seminars and trainings in the US and overseas have influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment and the arts. 
  6. ^ "Peaceful Warrior" at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Sura Dahn (March 3, 2014). Interview with Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman — The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:26. Retrieved March 4, 2015. The book was based upon my life and its based on autobiographical material, things that happened to me, including meeting in December of some years ago an old service station attendant who reminded me of the old Greek sage, so I ended up calling him Socrates. 
  8. ^ Works by Dan Millman available through his website

External links[edit]

Interviews

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Yahoo Health

Yahoo Health
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700

The truth is, we have no control over most things in life. So why do we always hold high expectations? (Photo: Stocksy/Marija Savic). Dan Millman is one of the stand-out authors, speakers, and spiritual giants in our world today. He has written over 16 ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:45:38 -0700

Dan Millman was a successful gymnast at Berkley University, until a motorcycle accident forced him to rethink his entire reason for existing. As RN Drive reports, his concept of 'The Peaceful Warrior' has since inspired millions around the world.

Blacknet (press release) (blog)

Blacknet (press release) (blog)
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:08:25 -0700

... Terry McMillan, Sista Souljah is my everything (all of the books, but especially the Midnight ones), Nat Suo, Khaled Hosseni, Osho, Zen, Iyanla Vanzant, Dan Millman, Tich Nhat Han, Jill Scott (The moments, the minutes, the hours), Tupac Shakur (The ...
 
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:49:55 -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 ...
 
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 ...

Eticamente.net

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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CoStar Group
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:29:55 -0700

“With housing costs continuing to rise, there is a critical need for affordable rental options in densely populated areas across the entire country,” said Dan Millman, Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Turner Impact Capital. “Providing housing ...

Pulse

Pulse
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:28:11 -0700

What's your level of urgency and what are you prepared to do about it? Consider these challenging words from Dan Millman (world champion athlete, author, speaker, coach and inspirer): “Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you ...
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