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A Library Journal Best Wellness Book of 2018
Learn How Practicing Acceptance Can Transform Your Life!

Do you wish your parents had been more nurturing and supportive? Are you wondering if you’ll ever find your perfect soul mate and dream boss? Do you wish you had “perfect” children, relatives who never fight, and friends who always agree with you? No one gets to sail through life free of turbulence. What separates people who shake it off, bounce back, and stay positive from the bitter, never satisfied, and defeated?

Best-selling author and former compulsive controller Daniel A. Miller convincingly attests that the answer is choosing acceptance. In The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things as They Are, Danny shares what he’s learned—through extensive research, inspiring true stories, and his own experience with hardships—about the integral relationship between accepting the facts of life and others, with their quirks, flaws, and differences, and enjoying greater satisfaction in life.

Recognizing the benefits of acceptance isn’t difficult. Yet the reality of accepting an unexpected job loss or financial setbacks, a friend’s betrayal, a child’s struggle with addiction, a serious illness, or even the annoying traits of a loved one can be extremely challenging. To make it easier, The Gifts of Acceptance offers insights, intentions, and strategies for practicing acceptance of parents, a significant other, children, siblings and extended family, coworkers, friends, and foes; of life’s adversities and the limitations of getting older; and, perhaps toughest of all, of yourself.

You will learn how practicing acceptance helps you

  • Navigate life’s ups and downs more easily
  • Enjoy greater trust, openness, and intimacy with your loved ones and those closest to you
  • Survive control freaks, foes, and other crazy makers
  • Lift self-imposed burdens and obligations and experience less stress, frustration, and worry
  • Reduce the struggle with your children
  • Strengthen bonds with coworkers and business associates
  • Discover new choices and opportunities in the most discouraging situations
  • Turn setbacks and failures to future successes
  • Find the path to secure self-acceptance

The Gifts of Acceptance is a book with the potential to repair relationships, revitalize careers, and make the world a better place.

Find out how accepting “What Is” lets you discover “What Might Be!"

Critical Praise for the Book

“Best-selling author Miller (Losing Control, Finding Serenity) learned the hard way that his control-driven lifestyle wasn’t working and that only by letting go of the reins would he find more tranquility . . . to accept life on life’s terms . . . to welcome what is instead of what one hopes the world to be. VERDICT: A solid reminder to enjoy the life we’ve been given. Highly recommended.”
Starred Review
Library Journal
The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things as They Are offers a pointed perspective admonishing readers that life would be much improved if people accepted situations, other people, and life; and didn’t spend so much time wishing things were different. “Author Daniel A. Miller well knows what he is talking about. Once he was a controlling person who not only wished things were different, but spent much time and energy assuring that people and situations changed the way he wanted. As his experiences in life prompted him to reconsider its direction, he became educated on the concept of acceptance, its value, and the realities of adjusting to negative and positive changes alike. “His own experiences blend with other case histories, unexpected humor, and tips on how readers can acknowledge and practice habits which involve giving up control and a good deal of belief in one’s personal power in favor of an approach to life that encourages reconciliation over conflict. “Chapters are very clear in their approaches to potentially complex, confusing subjects; from how to accept losses brought about by change to facing conflicting perspectives, actions, and negative forces in life. This is where many titles about acceptance bog down: in providing the specifics of how to handle degrading behaviors, toxic individuals, and social and political forces well beyond individual influence. “The common challenges to acceptance, from one’s parents to setbacks and failure, are each profiled in chapters that use case histories and author experiences to illustrate the predicament and the contrast between controlling and accepting behavior patterns. “The result is an informational title packed with strategies, tools, and tips for negotiating ups and downs with a new paradigm for living a better life.”
D. Donovan
Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Daniel A. Miller has written a masterpiece in this book…This is a must read for the entire family. Benefit from it and refer back to it often as life goes on.”
Keys to Recovery Newspaper
“An excellent tome that explores the benefits of accepting “what is” about people, places, and things as opposed to what you would like them to be. Every chapter is aligned with specific situations and obstacles a person may face. Strategies and tools are provided to help readers overcome these different challenges….It is never too late to change being stuck permanently in the life you have now … and adopt some or all of the tools Miller provides in his book.”
Norm Goldman, Publisher
“Daniel Miller shares his own experiences as well as other inspiring stories about the connection between accepting people and hardship and living with more joy.”
Conscious Community Magazine


"I love this book! Danny has written a masterpiece on the art and science of acceptance, revealing the paradoxical relationship between true acceptance and transformation—the key to serenity, vitality, clarity, love, joy, and wisdom. This is truly a gift to anyone who takes the time to read the precious words within this little book."
Joseph Bailey
psychologist and best selling author of
The Serenity Principle and
Slowing Down to the Speed of Life
"It’s a pleasure to have read Miller’s book on acceptance, a theme that is very close to my heart. I have been in long-term recovery, in both Al-Anon and AA, for more than four decades, and being willing to accept those people and situations over which I have no control is necessary to my peace of mind. Miller’s book is absolutely key to both the understanding of acceptance and how to flourish within the confines of relationships that snag our ego. I highly recommend this book to those who find they struggle to simply ‘let people be.'"
Karen Casey, PhD
best-selling author of Let Go Now and
Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow
"Daniel Miller shows us how acceptance is the first step toward peace. If you dwell on what you want to change about others and feel weighed down by anger, fear, and resentment, The Gifts of Acceptance can help set you free."
Lori Deschene
author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and
Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, and
“If you think you know what acceptance means, think again. In his latest book, Danny Miller has put a lot of research and thought into this deceptively simple yet powerful concept. He breaks down the myths and gifts of this approach to life and provides you with practical self-inquiries and ‘acceptance intentions,’ as well as real-life examples to help you handle every type of difficult relationship and circumstance with greater peace and serenity. Valuable as a reference guide, especially for the chapters on dealing with foes and crazy makers—and yourself! You will keep reaching for The Gifts of Acceptance as one of the 12-step staples in your library.”
Nijole Sparkis
spiritual coach and host of the
Heal the Shadow in Your Relationships series
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Gifts of Acceptance by Daniel A Miller
Major Book Awards

A Best Wellness Book of 2018
– Library Journal
Self-Help Award Winner 
– Independent Book Publishers Association
Book of the Year Award Finalist 
– Foreword Reviews

Book can also be ordered through your favorite bookseller!
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Ebb and Flow Press (May 29, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0982893050
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

Award Winning Audio Book
Gifts of Acceptance Audiobook by Daniel A Miller

Benjamin Franklin Non-Fiction Audio Book Award Winner
Independent Book Publishers Association.

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