Taking Off the Golden Handcuffs and Choosing Happy with Mitzi Miller

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Mitzi Miller has been focused on choosing happy since she was a little girl. If whatever it was didn’t seem like it would make her happy, she walked away. But as an adult, with a high powered editor-in-chief position at a magazine she long admired, she was unhappy, felt stuck and was making herself seriously ill. As an 18-year liver transplant survivor, Mitzi’s body was beginning to succumb to the stress of her job and reject her organ. Even though she had known for some time that this position was no longer for her — and she had had great conversations with a friend about a future in television — she was trapped by the “golden handcuffs.” Thanks to a determined doctor and a lonely Thanksgiving, she finally released herself and made the leap.

Today, Mitzi — who is also author of five books, including The Vow, which was made into a TV movie for Lifetime — is Head of Development for Rainforest Entertainment, and she’s co-executive producing a new series for BET airing this fall…

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