Columbus: Andrea Miller on Radical Acceptance
Join us Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm for a reading and discussion of Andrea Miller's Radical Acceptance.
Loving your partner without judgment is the ultimate gift you can give them--and yourself.
Loving the lovable parts of your partner is easy. He's funny, charming, smart, successful, and kind. He's perfect. Except for when he is not. Like when he is late. Or short-tempered. Or impatient. Or lazy. Or he has just loaded the dishwasher incorrectly (again). Maybe he suddenly feels like the most frustrating person on the planet. Or maybe you're simply not feeling heard or seen. Or loved enough.
It's these proverbial unlovable parts that make loving all of him so tough. But imagine if you let go of your itch to fix, judge, improve, or control your partner. Imagine if you replaced judgment with compassion and empathy. Tremendous empowerment and liberation come from loving someone--and being loved--for who we really are. This is called Radical Acceptance. Whether you're looking for Mr. Right or are already with him, this is your powerful five-step guide to attaining life's ultimate prize: unconditional love.
Through Radical Acceptance, you'll learn how to increase your emotional resilience, feel more confident, determine whether you're settling, quiet those doubt-filled voices in your head, get out of that endless cycle of dead-end dates, reduce conflict, and build a deeply fulfilling, affirming relationship--all through highly actionable advice. Best of all, you will discover how amazing it feels to have your heart expanded by an abundance of love and compassion for your partner and yourself.
Featuring compelling stories from real-life couples and insights from the foremost thought-leaders and researchers in brain science, sexuality, psychotherapy, and neurobiology, Radical Acceptance illustrates that embracing your partner for exactly who they are will lead to a more harmonious relationship--and provides an unexpected path to your own personal transformation.
Andrea Miller is the founder and CEO of YourTango, the leading media company dedicated to love and relationships. YourTango’s mission is to help women love better and connect more meaningfully, engendering greater happiness, more confidence, and a deeper sense of belonging within the community we serve.
Andrea is making her debut as an author through her first book, Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love, published by the Atria division of Simon & Schuster.
Andrea has been featured frequently in the media, including on The Today Show, CNN, E!, Fox News, ABC, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, The LA Times, and Business Week.
Andrea is a frequent panelist and guest speaker on industry panels including Internet Week and SXSW, as well as at Harvard University, Columbia University, Fordham University, Wharton and NYU Stern School of Business.
A graduate of Tulane University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering), Andrea earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Andrea began her career in finance and consulting, including positions with Goldman Sachs, ICF Consulting and Enron’s international finance team—which enabled her to live in India for three years.
Andrea is a Trustee of the New York Theatre Workshop. She has been awarded a black belt in Shotokan karate by the Japan Karate Association (JKA) and is a licensed private pilot. Andrea and her husband live with their two little boys in NYC.